Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school football rankings for March 21, 2021

The first weekend of football is in the books.

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Naperville’s Keon Green (5) carries Waubonsie Valley’s Kyle Blackwell (15) on his back into the end zone.

Naperville’s Keon Green (5) carries Waubonsie Valley’s Kyle Blackwell (15) on his back into the end zone.

Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times

New additions to the Super 25

DeKalb (1-0): The Barbs put up 58 points in their Week 1 win against Metea Valley.

Dropping out

Bolingbrook (0-1): Maybe it is a little harsh to drop a team out after losing to Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort. That pretty much happens to every team. But the 42-14 margin was too large and knocks the Raiders out for now.

Week 2’s Super 25
With record and last week’s rankings

1. Loyola (1-0) 1
Saturday vs. No. 2 Mount Carmel

2. Mount Carmel (1-0) 2
Saturday at No. 1 Loyola

3. Lincoln-Way East (1-0) 3
Friday at No. 8 Homewood-Flossmoor

4. Batavia (1-0) 4
Friday vs. St. Charles North

5. Brother Rice (1-0) 5
Friday at No. 7 Marist

6. Glenbard West (1-0) 6
Friday at York

7. Marist (1-0) 7
Friday vs. No. 5 Brother Rice

8. Homewood-Flosssmoor (1-0) 8
Friday vs. No. 3 Lincoln-Way East

9. St. Rita (0-1) 9
Friday vs. No. 19 Montini

10. Naperville Central (1-0) 10
Friday vs. No. 21 Neuqua Valley

11. Warren (1-0) 11
Friday vs. Stevenson

12. Nazareth (0-0) 13
Saturday vs. St. Laurence

13. Maine South (1-0) 14
Friday at Evanston

14. Prairie Ridge (1-0) 15
Friday vs. Crystal Lake South

15. Hinsdale Central (1-0) 16
Friday at Downers Grove North

16. Wheaton Warrenville South (1-0) 17
Friday at Glenbard North

17. Joliet Catholic (1-0) 18
Sunday at Fenwick

18. Cary-Grove (1-0) 19
Saturday vs. McHenry

19. Montini (0-1) 20
Friday at No. 9 St. Rita

20. Oswego (1-0) 21
Friday at Plainfield North

21. Neuqua Valley (1-0) 22
Saturday at No. 10 Naperville Central

22. Phillips (0-0) 23
Saturday vs. Raby

23. Fremd (1-0) 24
Friday vs. Schaumburg

24. Huntley (1-0) 25
Friday vs. Burlington Central

25. DeKalb (1-0) NR
Saturday at Naperville North

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