Michael O’Brien’s final Super 25 high school football rankings for the 2020-21 season

Loyola goes wire to wire in the top spot.

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Loyola’s Vaughn Pemberton (21) celebrates his touchdown against Brother Rice.

Loyola’s Vaughn Pemberton (21) celebrates his touchdown against Brother Rice.

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Loyola finishes the season right where they started, in the top spot of the Super 25 rankings.

The Ramblers weren’t dethroned at any point this season. All six teams they defeated were ranked at some point this season and five of their opponents finish the season in the Super 25.

Lincoln-Way East was the other contender for the final top spot. The Griffins are a perfect 6-0 but their strength of schedule falls short of Loyola’s. They beat two teams that were ranked at some point this season (Bolingbrook and Homewood-Flossmoor), but no teams in the final rankings.

With record and preseason ranking

1. Loyola (6-0) 1

2. Lincoln-Way East (6-0) 3

3. St. Rita (6-1) 9

4. Naperville Central (5-1) 10

5. Mount Carmel (4-2) 2

6. Brother Rice (4-2) 5

7. Marist (4-2) 7

8. Warren (6-0) 11

9. Maine South (5-1) 14

10. Hinsdale Central (6-0) 16

11. Joliet Catholic (6-0) 18

12. Barrington (6-0) NR

13. Wheaton North (5-1) NR

14. St. Charles North (4-1) NR

15. Huntley (5-0) 25

16. Prospect (5-1) NR

17. Cary-Grove (4-0) 19

18. Neuqua Valley (4-0) 22

19. Glenbard West (3-1) 6

20. Hillcrest (5-1) NR

21. Lake Forest (6-0) NR

22. Antioch (6-0) NR

23. St. Francis (6-0) NR

24. Crete-Monee (6-0) NR

25. New Trier (5-1) NR

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