Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school football rankings for Week 2

Six new teams join after a busy opening week, and a new team takes the top spot.

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Mount Carmel’s Enzo De Rosa (3) runs the ball past St. Rita.

Mount Carmel’s Enzo De Rosa (3) runs the ball past St. Rita.

Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times

St. Charles North made the biggest opening week statement of any preseason unranked team.

The North Stars knocked off Palatine and Iowa-bound receiver Jake Bostick 24-0. They check in at No. 19 this week.

The other newcomers to the Super 25 for Week 2 are Richards, New Trier, Oswego East, Bolingbrook and Homewood-Flossmoor. All of those names are familiar. The Raiders impressed with a dominant win against Minooka.

Shepard, Barrington, Morgan Park, Huntley, Palatine and Hinsdale Central all drop out. It was a busy opening week. Dropping out entirely may be a bit harsh on the Broncos and Red Devils. Both teams lost to very good, highly-ranked squads. But they will have a chance to work their way back in over the next few weeks.

Week 2’s Super 25

With record and last week’s ranking

1. Warren (1-0) 1
Friday vs. No. 11 Maine South

2. Brother Rice (1-0) 3
Friday at Perspectives

3. Loyola (1-0) 4
No game scheduled

4. Lincoln-Way East (1-0) 5
Friday at No. 9 Naperville Central

5. Marist (1-0) 6
Friday vs. No. 21 Richards

6. Joliet Catholic (1-0) 7
Saturday at St. Louis (Mo.) Cardinal Ritter

7. Mount Carmel (1-0) 11
Friday vs. Phillips

8. St. Rita (0-1) 1
Friday at Louisville (Ky.) Trinity

9. Naperville Central (1-0) 13
Friday vs. No. 4 Lincoln-Way East

10. Wheaton North (1-0) 9
Friday vs. Providence

11. Maine South (1-0) 10
Friday at No. 1 Warren

12. Cary-Grove (1-0) 12
Friday at Crystal Lake South

13. Glenbard West (1-0) 14
Saturday vs. Downers Grove South

14. Neuqua Valley (1-0) 15
Friday at No. 18 Wheaton Warrenville South

15. Batavia (1-0) 16
Friday at Oswego

16. Hersey (1-0) 23
Friday vs. Palatine

17. Fenwick (1-0) 17
Friday vs. Notre Dame

18. Wheaton Warrenville South (1-0) 18
Friday vs. No. 14 Neuqua Valley

19. St. Charles North (1-0) NR
Friday at Lake Zurich

20. Bolingbrook (1-0) NR
Friday vs. Simeon

21. Richards (1-0) NR
Friday at No. 5 Marist

22. Evanston (1-0) 22
Friday vs. Libertyville

23. Oswego East (1-0) NR
Friday vs. Lincoln-Way West

24. New Trier (1-0) NR
Friday vs. Stevenson

25. Homewood-Flossmoor (1-0) NR
Saturday at Cahokia

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