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Illinois Preps Insider’s girls baseketball top-20: 2019-20 Week 8

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Before we begin, just a quick note on teams records and why there are an abundance of more losses.

Evanston had to forfeit their game against Simeon, giving them two losses on the season. While I personally don’t think they win that game without Kaylen Hall, we can’t play the “what if” game here. They’ve clearly been the best team this season so they stay at number one.

Whitney Young have four additional losses from their missed tournament in Las Vegas. While I’m still waiting on the official word from the IHSA, they are listed as forfeits on the tournament website.

The top-five had some scares this week. Benet had to come back big against Marian Catholic, and Lake Forest needed OT to beat Buffalo Grove. Nevertheless, they still won those games.

An old friend to the rankings comes back in Downers Grove North. Consider this a trial period, they have a tricky game against Lyons this week who they lost to earlier this season.

1. Evanston (15-2) 1

Little bit of a rest period

2. Benet (17-2) 2

Survived a massive scare

3. Montini (18-3) 3

One of the more impressive performances this week

4. Maine West (17-1) 4

Could clinch CSL North title this week

5. Lake Forest (16-3) 5

Massive game against Libertyville

6. Simeon (18-2) 6

Loss to Benet, win over Fremd

7. Marist (17-3) 7

Breakout team of the season

8. Lincoln-Way West (17-2) 

Good win over HF

9. Kenwood (18-3) 10

Conference championship this Wednesday

10. Bolingbrook (13-5) 11

Making the trek to Bradley Illinois

11. Libertyville (13-4) 13

Finding their groove

12. Fremd (13-5) 12

Simeon loss not a huge deal

13. Homewood-Floosmoor (14-4) 9

Need to start winning some big games

14. Hersey (15-5) 14

In the drivers seat in the MSL East

15. Whitney Young (14-6) 15

Tricky three game stretch

16. Geneva (13-4) 16

Rolling through conference play

17. Maine South (13-5) 19

York should be a challenge

18. Fenwick (19-3) 17

Bounced back after Montini loss

19. Grayslake Central (15-3) 20

Seven game win streak

20. Downers Grove North (16-4) NR

Important conference game against Lyons

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