Super 25 football rankings for Week 9: Mount Carmel joins top ten

SHARE Super 25 football rankings for Week 9: Mount Carmel joins top ten
SHARE Super 25 football rankings for Week 9: Mount Carmel joins top ten

There are no newcomers to the Super 25 this week despite a pair of notable upsets involving ranked teams. Instead it’s a reshuffling of the deck entering Week 9 of the 2018 season.

Glenbard West (6-2, 4-1) faltered offensively in a 10-7 loss to Oak Park (6-2, 4-0) that gave the Huskies their first win in Glen Ellyn in 20 years. The Hilltoppers had been rolling since their season-opening loss to Maine South (7-1, 4-0), but scored just one touchdown before Oak Park kicker Henry Darrow hit the 41-yard game-winning field goal with three seconds left.

The other ranked loss wasn’t as surprising with Prairie Ridge (6-2, 4-1) losing to Cary-Grove (8-0, 8-0) in the Sun-Times’ Game of the Week. The Trojans clinched the Fox Valley championship with the 21-14 victory, which came behind a dominant effort from quarterback Ben McDonald. The Wolves had no way of stopping the senior, who passed for 158 yards, ran for 113 yards and had a hand in two touchdowns.

It’s still the same 25 teams in this week’s rankings, however, thanks to the strong resumes of those teams throughout the year.

With record and last week’s ranking

1. Lincoln-Way East (8-0) 1

Friday vs. No. 20 Bolingbrook

2. Batavia (8-0) 2

Friday at Wheaton North

3. Oswego (8-0) 3

Friday at Plainfield South

4. Homewood-Flossmoor (7-1) 4

Friday vs. Sandburg

5. Simeon (8-0) 5

Saturday at Curie

6. Brother Rice (8-0) 6

Friday at No. 13 Montini

7. Maine South (7-1) 7

Friday vs. Niles West

8. Marist (7-1) 9

Friday at Benet

9. Nazareth (7-1) 10

Friday vs. Marian Catholic

10. Mount Carmel (7-1) 11

Saturday vs. Fenwick

11. Richards (8-0) 12

Friday vs. Blue Island Eisenhower

12. Cary-Grove (8-0) 13

Friday vs. Naperville Central

13. Montini (7-0) 14

Friday vs. No. 6 Brother Rice

14. Willowbrook (8-0) 15

Friday at Downers Grove South

15. Oswego East (7-1) 16

Friday at Minooka

16. Glenbard West (6-2) 8

Friday at Proviso West

17. Phillips (6-2) 17

Friday at Raby

18. Glenbard East (8-0) 18

Friday at Larkin

19. Wheaton-Warrenville South (7-1) 19

Friday at St. Charles North

20. Bolingbrook (7-1) 21

Friday at No. 1 Lincoln-Way East

21. IC Catholic (8-0) 22

Friday vs. Riverside Brookfield

22. Prairie Ridge (6-2) 20

Friday at Crystal Lake South

23. Hinsdale Central (6-2) 23

Friday vs. Hinsdale South

24. Hillcrest (8-0) 24

Friday vs. Bremen

25. Rolling Meadows (8-0) 25

Friday at Buffalo Grove

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