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Illinois Preps Insider’s girls basketball rankings: Week 4

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Benet is pretty darn good.

The Redwings beat a very good Bolingbrook team without their starting point guard Tsimba Malonga in pretty convincing fashion to take the Benet/Naperville North tournament title.

Not a whole lot of changes this week, but I expect that to change drastically after the holiday tournament. Have you seen the field at Montini? The four quarterfinal games could easily be a championship game at any other tournament. It’s going to be brutal.

Mother McAuley is a little bit of an enigma. They had a great win against Wheaton North, but they drop out this week after their loss to Montini. The Mighty Macs are a very good team, but they’re not quite the same with Vanessa Gavin out with injury.

Let’s get on with the rankings.

1. Geneva (9-0) 1

NBC Sports Chicago “Team of the Week

2. Maine West (13-0) 2

Heavy favorite at Dundee-Crown.

3. Montini (14-1) 3

Dominating win over Mother McAuley.

4. Nazareth (13-0) 4

Naz keeps on trucking. Will be interesting to see how they fare against the 4A teams at Montini.

5. Benet (14-1) 5

Looking to win consecutive tournaments.

6. Proviso East (12-1) 6

Tricky opening round game against Evanston in the opening round of the Montini tournament.

7. Loyola (11-1) 7

Off to Naples Florida for their holiday tournament.

8. New Trier (11-1) 8

Had a week off. Potential matchup against Maine West.

9. Lincoln-Way East (11-1) 10

The Griffins just keep on winning.

10. Marist (10-1) 11

Another Montini tournament participant, the field is loaded.

11. Bolingbrook (10-1) 9

Benet exposed some of the Raiders flaws.

12. Marian (12-1) 12

Closer game than expected against Bloom.

13. Naperville Central (12-2) 16

Downstate in Bloomington for their tournament.

14. Simeon (9-1) 13

Rolling through the Red South.

15. Whitney Young 18

Very solid win over Marshall.

16. Wheaton North (9-2) 14

Lost in rematch to Wheaton-Warrenville South.

17. Kenwood (12-2) 17

Warm weather awaits in NOLA.

18 Wheaton-Warrenville South (11-2) NR

Beat Wheaton North by 20 last week.

19. Glenbard South (9-1) 19

Chance to make some noise at Wheaton North.

20. Maine South (11-2) 20

Dundee-Crown darkhorse.

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