High school football: Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 rankings for Week 14

Thirteen games are in the books….and it looks like we expected it to back in August. There’s always heat involved with doing rankings, so it is fun to take a victory lap when things work out.

The Class 7A title game features preseason No. 1 Mount Carmel against preseason No. 4 Batavia. The Class 8A title game is preseason No. 2 Lincoln-Way East vs. preseason No. 3 Loyola. Prairie Ridge, the preseason No. 8, is in the Class 6A title game against East St. Louis.

All five teams took different roads to Champaign, but there isn’t a surpise in the bunch.

That sets up a tremendous Saturday in Champaign. The state’s two Class 8A heavyweights facing off and Mount Carmel vs. Batavia is a rematch of last seasons’s great playoff game.

East St. Louis has to be dreading facing a triple option attack once again. Can Prairie Ridge pull of another stunning win for the Fox Valley?

Week 14’s Super 25With record and last week’s ranking

1. Mount Carmel (13-0) 17A: vs. No. 4 Batavia

2. Loyola (12-1) 28A: vs. No. 3 Lincoln-Way East

3. Lincoln-Way East (13-0) 38A: vs. No. 2 Loyola

4. Batavia (10-3) 97A: vs. No. 1 Mount Carmel

5. Prairie Ridge (12-1) 86A: vs. East St. Louis

6. York (12-1) 4Season complete

7. Lemont (12-1) 7Season complete

8. Glenbard West (11-2) 5Season complete

9. St. Rita (10-3) 6Season complete

10. Nazareth (9-4) 125A: vs. Peoria

11. Lake Zurich (11-2) 12Season complete

12. Sycamore (12-1) 11Season complete

13. Maine South (9-3) 13Season complete

14. Crete-Monee (9-3) 14Season complete

15. St. Charles North (10-2) 15Season complete

16. Warren (10-2) 16Season complete

17. Lyons (9-3) 17Season complete

18. Marist (8-3) 18Season complete

19, Simeon (11-1) 19Public League champs

20. Hersey (10-1) 20Season complete

21. Providence (9-4) 224A: vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin

22. St. Ignatius (10-3) 21Season complete

23. Morris (10-3) 23Season complete

24. IC Catholic (12-1) 243A: vs. Williamsville

25. St. Francis (11-2) 25Season complete

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