Unity top team in Class 3A

Unity top team in Class 3A

The News-Gazette's top football team since our area poll debuted on Aug. 8 is now the top-ranked team in Class 3A.

Unity moved up to No. 1 in 3A on Wednesday afternoon when the statewide Associated Press polls were released. The Rockets (2-0) bumped up one spot, with IC Catholic (1-1), the previous top team in 3A, falling into a tie for second with Monticello (2-0) after IC Catholic lost 26-23 to St. Laurence last Friday night.

Along with Unity and Monticello — who meet on Sept. 29 in Tolono — in 3A, four other area teams are in the Top 10 poll of their respective classes.

Danville is ranked eighth in 6A after spending last week at No. 9. The Vikings (2-0) play at Peoria Manual on Friday night after winning 35-7 last Friday night against Champaign Central. In 2A, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (2-0) is No. 6 ahead of Friday night's game at El Paso-Gridley and Westville (2-0) is No. 7 before the Tigers play at Salt Fork on Friday night.

Tuscola stayed at No. 2 in 1A after the Warriors (2-0) beat Villa Grove/Heritage 55-8 last Friday night. Tuscola opens up Central Illinois Conference play at home this Friday night against Clinton.

PREP POLLS

Illinois High School Top 10 Poll

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 8A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Lincoln-Way East (12) (2-0) 129 2

2. Maine South (1-1) 112 1

3. Loyola (1-1) 91 3

4. Homewood-Flossmoor (2-0) 89 4

5. Lyons (2-0) 72 5

6. Naperville Central (2-0) 67 6

7. Marist (1) (2-0) 64 7

8. St. Charles East (2-0) 41 10

9. Naperville North (2-0) 12 NR

10. Huntley (1-1) 10 8

(tie) Barrington (2-0) 10 8

Others receiving votes: Waubonsie Valley 5, Stevenson 4, Niles Notre Dame 3, Lake Park 3, Hinsdale Central 1, Oak Park River Forest 1, Oswego 1.

Class 7A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Lake Zurich (8) (2-0) 120 2

2. East St. Louis (4) (1-1) 107 1

3. Chicago Mt. Carmel (1) (2-0) 105 3

4. Glenbard West (1-1) 88 4

5. Normal Community (2-0) 69 6

6. St. Rita (2-0) 64 7

7. Fenwick (2-0) 50 8

8. Batavia (2-0) 43 10

9. Plainfield North (2-0) 19 NR

10. Benet (1-1) 16 5

Others receiving votes: Jacobs 9, Hoffman Estates 7, Rockford Auburn 7, Lincoln-Way Central 5, Wheaton North 3, Glenbrook North 2, Bradley-Bourbonnais 1.

Class 6A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Prairie Ridge (14) (2-0) 140 1

2. Cary-Grove (1-1) 120 4

3. Normal West (2-0) 96 5

4. DeKalb (2-0) 89 6

5. Nazareth (2-0) 70 8

6. Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield) (1-1) 68 2

7. Montini (1-1) 51 3

8. Danville (2-0) 37 9

8. Lake Forest (2-0) 36 10

10. Crete-Monee (1-1) 24 NR

Others receiving votes: Springfield 16, Rockford Boylan 8, St. Laurence 4, Oak Lawn Richards 4, Peoria Central 3, Lemont 2, Riverside-Brookfield 2.

Class 5A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Phillips (13) (2-0) 139 1

2. Sterling (1) (2-0) 125 3

3. Highland (2-0) 104 4

4. Woodstock Marian (2-0) 90 7

5. Dunlap (2-0) 60 8

6. Decatur MacArthur (2-0) 54 NR

7. Washington (1-1) 47 2

8. Richwoods (2-0) 33 NR

9. Morton (2-0) 28 NR

10. Centralia (1-1) 20 5

Others receiving votes: Hillcrest 16, Rochelle 15, Antioch 13, Joliet Catholic 11, Triad 7, Peoria Notre Dame 5, Rich Central 2, Chicago Solorio Academy 1.

Class 4A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Rochester (14) (2-0) 149 1

2. Althoff Catholic (1) (2-0) 122 2

3. Herscher (2-0) 114 3

4. Canton (2-0) 98 4

5. Johnsburg (2-0) 89 5

6. Morris (2-0) 71 7

7. Dixon (2-0) 70 6

8. Rock Island Alleman (2-0) 52 9

9. Geneseo (2-0) 25 NR

10. Mt. Zion (2-0) 10 NR

Others receiving votes: Effingham 9, Herrin 6, Taylorville 4, Coal City 3, Richmond-Burton 2, Breese Mater Dei 1.

Class 3A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Unity (5) (2-0) 133 2

2. IC Catholic (8) (1-1) 123 1

(tie) Monticello (1) (2-0) 123 3

4. Byron (1) (2-0) 102 4

5. Williamsville (2-0) 97 5

6. Carlinville (2-0) 64 6

7. Bloomington Central Catholic (2-0) 62 7

8. Decatur St. Teresa (2-0) 34 10

9. Vandalia (2-0) 31 9

10. North-Mac (2-0) 24 8

Others receiving votes: Elmwood-Brimfield 15, Peotone 13, Newton 3, Winnebago 1.

Class 2A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Sterling Newman (4) (2-0) 129 2

2. Maroa-Forsyth (9) (2-0) 127 1

3. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (1) (2-0) 107 3

4. Hamilton West Hancock (2-0) 88 6

5. Farmington (2-0) 86 4

6. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (2-0) 67 7

7. Westville (2-0) 34 8

8. Chicago (Hope) Academy (2-0) 26 NR

9. Tri-Valley (1-1) 21 9

10. Annawan-Wethersfield (1-1) 19 5

Others receiving votes: Aurora Christian 14, Bismarck-Henning 14, Orion 10, Pana 10, Rockridge 9, Alton Marquette 3, Illini West Carthage 2, Eldorado 2, Rockford Christian 2.

Class 1A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Lena-Winslow (10) (2-0) 133 3

2. Tuscola (4) (2-0) 127 2

3. Forreston (1-1) 103 1

4. Fulton (2-0) 89 4

5. Eastland-Pearl City (2-0) 78 5

6. Ottawa Marquette (2-0) 63 7

7. Mt. Sterling (Brown County) (2-0) 60 6

8. Athens (2-0) 39 8

(tie)Shelbyville (2-0) 39 9

10. Aquin (2-0) 14 10

Others receiving votes: Dakota 9, Oakwood 6, Warrensburg-Latham 4, Stark County 3, Hardin Calhoun 2, Central A&M 1.

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments