Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school football rankings for March 28, 2021

Things are getting a bit awkward now that some teams have played two games, some just one and others none at all.

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Loyola’s Vaughn Pemberton (21) celebrates his touchdown against Mount Carmel with teammate Perrion McClinton (1).

Loyola’s Vaughn Pemberton (21) celebrates his touchdown against Mount Carmel with teammate Perrion McClinton (1).

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New additions to the Super 25

Barrington (2-0): The Broncos are off to a great start with wins against Palatine and Schaumburg.

Hillcrest (2-0): Mar’Keise Irving is a game-changing running back and the Hawks picked up a nice win against Lemont in Week 2.

Simeon (1-0): The Wolverines knocked off Hubbard and face Perspectives next.

Dropping out

Homewood-Flossmoor (1-1): This is a bit like Bolingbrook last week. Maybe it is too harsh to drop out after losing to Lincoln-Way East, but the Vikings were shut out 31-0. So they bow out for now.

Montini (0-2): It’s been a tough schedule, but 0-2 won’t get it done right now.

Phillips (0-0): This isn’t Phillips fault, but having a team that hasn’t played a game yet in the rankings just didn’t feel right when so many teams have played and won two games.

Week 3’s Super 25

With record and last week’s ranking

1. Loyola (2-0) 1
Thursday at No. 9 Brother Rice

2. Lincoln-Way East (2-0) 3
Friday vs. Lincoln-Way Central

3. Marist (2-0) 7
Saturday at No. 8 Mount Carmel

4. Batavia (2-0) 4
Friday vs. Geneva

5. Glenbard West (2-0) 6
Thursday vs. Downers Grove North

6. St. Rita (1-1) 9
Friday vs. Providence

7. Naperville Central (2-0) 10
Saturday at Naperville North

8. Mount Carmel (1-1) 2
Saturday vs. No. 3 Marist

9. Brother Rice (1-1) 5
Thursday vs. No. 1 Loyola

10. Warren (2-0) 11
Thursday at Waukegan

11. Nazareth (1-0) 12
Thursday at De La Salle

12. Maine South (2-0) 13
Thursday vs. Glenbrook North

13. Prairie Ridge (2-0) 14
Thursday at Crystal Lake Central

14. Hinsdale Central (2-0) 15
Saturday vs. York

15. Wheaton Warrenville South (2-0) 16
Saturday at Wheaton North

16. Joliet Catholic (2-0) 17
Thursday vs. St. Ignatius

17. Oswego (2-0) 20
Friday vs. West Aurora

18. Cary-Grove (1-0) 18
Will not play Week 3

19. Fremd (2-0) 23
Thursday at Palatine

20. Huntley (2-0) 24
Friday at McHenry

21. Barrington (2-0) NR
Thursday at Conant

22. Neuqua Valley (1-0) 21
Will not play Week 3

23. Simeon (1-0) NR
Saturday vs. Perspectives

24. Hillcrest (2-0) NR
Friday at Tinley Park

25. DeKalb (1-0) 25
Saturday at Waubonsie Valley

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