Things got pretty crazy outside of the top-5.
Seedings came out and everybody from the sixth spot down decided they wanted to lose this week to teams that they probably shouldn’t have, but thats basketball for you.
Good week for the city schools as Simeon reenters and Harlan makes their debut in the top-20 after a nice run to the semifinals which included a win over Whitney. Harlan is also the first 2A school to crack the rankings.
Loyola returning to their early season form at the right time. The top-7 seeds in the Maine East sectional are all really good.
Naz will probably be in 4A in the next year or two.
Maine West continues to do Maine West things and beat top-10 teams quite soundly.
1. Montini (27-2) 1
Making their presence known downstate
2. Maine West (24-1) 2
Continue to dominate top-10 opponents
3. Proviso East (24-2) 3
Two seed in Maine East sectional
4. Nazareth (22-2) 4
3A school with a 4A schedule
5. Geneva (22-3) 5
Crossover championship against Glenbard West
6. Benet (23-4) 7
7. Lincoln-Way East (25-3) 10
Rematch with Bolingbrook this week
8. Wheaton-Warrenville South (21-3) 11
Still alive in the DVC race
9. Loyola (22-5) 13
10. Marist (21-5) 8
Not a great showing against Maine West
11. Bolingbrook (20-4) 6
Tough 0-2 week for the Raiders
12. Mother McAuley (20-7) 10
Another split week, schedule continues to be brutal
13. Lincoln-Way West (24-3) 14
They just keep winning
14. Naperville Central (24-5) 16
Solid win over Wheaton North
15. Simeon (20-5) NR
16. Kenwood (24-5) 16
Potential regional final preview vs. Ignatius
17. Glenbard West (23-4) 12
Winning streak is over
18. Trinity (18-6) 20
Playing really well, but regional is no guarantee
19. New Trier (21-5) NR
On a bit of a roll
20. Harlan (20-7) NR
Knocked off Whitney in the city QF