Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school football rankings for April 4, 2021

Wheaton North and Lake Forest join for the first time this season and Phillips is back after a season-opening win.

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Wheaton North players celebrate their 17-14 victory over Wheaton Warrenville South.

Wheaton North players celebrate their 17-14 victory over Wheaton Warrenville South.

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New additions to the Super 25

Wheaton North: This was an easy call. The Falcons are unbeaten and take the spot of crosstown rival Wheaton Warrenville South after knocking them off on Saturday.

Lake Forest: The Scouts are unbeaten with wins against Lake Zurich, Libertyville and Mundelein.

Phillips: Clearly a bit rusty in the season opener, but the potential is there.

Dropping out

Prairie Ridge (2-1): When in doubt I rank Fox Valley teams. The top tier of the conference is so good. But the upset loss to Crystal Lake Central knocks the Wolves out for now.

Wheaton Warrenville South (2-1): This is another team that could play its way back in over the next couple of weeks.

Fremd (2-1): The Vikings fall out after losing to Palatine.

Week 4’s Super 25
With record and last week’s ranking

1. Loyola (3-0) 1
No game scheduled

2. Lincoln-Way East (3-0) 2
Friday at Lockport

3. Batavia (3-0) 4
Friday vs. Wheaton Warrenville South

4. St. Rita (2-1) 6
Friday at Marian Catholic

5. Mount Carmel (2-1) 8
Friday at De La Salle

6. Marist (2-1) 3
Saturday at No. 11 Nazareth

7. Glenbard West (2-0) 5
Saturday vs. Lyons

8. Naperville Central (3-0) 7
Saturday at No. 20 DeKalb

9. Warren (3-0) 10
Friday vs. Lake Zurich

10. Maine South (3-0) 12
Friday at Glenbrook South

11. Nazareth (2-0) 11
Saturday vs. No. 5 Marist

12. Hinsdale Central (3-0) 14
Friday at Proviso West

13. Joliet Catholic (3-0) 16
Friday at Carmel

14. Brother Rice (1-2) 9
Friday at St. Laurence

15. Oswego (3-0) 17
Friday at Oswego East

16. Wheaton North (3-0) NR
Friday at St. Charles North

17. Huntley (3-0) 20
Friday at Dundee-Crown

18. Barrington (3-0) 21
Friday vs. Fremd

19. Cary-Grove (1-0) 18
Friday vs. Prairie Ridge

20. DeKalb (2-0) 25
Saturday vs. No. 8 Naperville Central

21. Hillcrest (3-0) 24
Friday vs. TF North

22. Neuqua Valley (1-0) 22
Saturday vs. Waubonsie Valley

23. Simeon (2-0) 23
Friday vs. Morgan Park

24. Lake Forest (3-0) NR
Friday at Zion-Benton

25. Phillips (1-0) NR
Saturday vs. Lincoln Park

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