clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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.

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