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The "Big 30"

Rankings 2004

2004 Final Rankings

Teams are displayed by rank #., (previous week rank) Team name, 2004 record, conference record, last game results, team notes & upcoming game.

1. (1)Joliet (Catholic)14-0, Fumble recovery helps Hilltopers get their 12th title. See 5A Playoff Bracket.
2. (4) Libertyville 14-0, Cats make up for last year's 2nd place finish. See 7A Playoff Bracket.
3. (5)New Lenox (Providence)13-1 , Celtics go for the whole 9 against Bloomington in 6A Title game. See 6A Playoff Bracket.
4. (8)Downers Grove (North)12-2, Edwards helps trojans lock up the 8A title. See 8A Playoff Bracket.
5. (2)Park Ridge (Maine South)13-1, Wind & rain dampen South's passing game as they lose their first game of the season. See 8A Playoff Bracket.
6. (3) Morris 13-1, Redskins Defense only gave up 10 points as Joliet Catholic stopped John Dergo & Morris from reaching the endzone. See 5A Playoff Bracket.
7. (7)Cary (C.-Grove)13-1, Libertyville to much for Trojans. See 7A Playoff Bracket.
8. (11)Chicago (Mt. Carmel)9-4, Caravan's OT loss to 6A Title winner Providence has them feeling like they deserve the Runner-up Trophy for 6A.. See 6A Playoff Bracket.
9. (16)Hinsdale (Central)11-1, Red Devils loss to DGN no longer looks like an upset. See 8A Playoff Bracket.
10. (12)Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East) 8-5, The little Griffins that could will be the model for all lower seed teams for years to come. See 8A Playoff
11. (13) Lockport (Twp.) 9-1, 1st round 14-6 loss to Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East) not as big an upset as Griffins make semi finals in 8A. Season over, see 8A Playoff Bracket.
12. (10)Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)10-3, Maine South helps keep the DuPage valley out of the Finals for a 3rd straight year. Season oversee 8A Playoff Bracket.
13. (15)Chicago (Brother Rice)12-2, Crusaders defense holds Lane Tech's passing game as they claim the city championship in the Prep Bowl. 8A Playoff Bracket.
14. (14)Naperville (North)10-1 ,Huskies season ended by 2nd round playoff meeting with Wheaton Warrenville. See 8A Playoff Bracket.
15. (9)Chicago (Morgan Park) 12-1, Mustangs finish off what was an amazing season with a tough loss. See 7A Playoff Bracket.
16. (6)Bloomington (HS)12-2, Bloomington fails at 3rd straight 6A title. See 6A Playoff Bracket.
17. (17)Naperville Central 10-2, Central can't take down Wheaton twice in one season. See 8A Playoff Bracket.
18. (19)Rolling Meadows8-5, Mustangs fall short on becoming first team ever to play a finals game with 4 losses. See 7A Playoff Bracket.
19. (20)Elk Grove Village (E.G.)11-1, Grenadiers become one of several undefeated teams to get upset in 2004 playoffs. See 7A Playoff Bracket.
20. (22)Jacksonville (H.S.) 10-3, Surprise team of 5A may have charged up a program that some had long forgotten. See 5A Playoff Bracket.
21. (23) Springfield (S.H.G.) 10-1, 2nd round loss toJacksonville (H.S.) pulls off what would be the shocker of the year in 5A bracket. See 5A Playoff Bracket.
22. (18) Geneva 11-2, Solid all year long, over looked all year long. See 6A Playoff Bracket.
23. (21) Metamora 11-1, Redbrids went farther than most expected. See 5A Playoff Bracket.
24. (25) Oak Lawn (Richards) 10-2, Bulldogs can't get over Celtic curse, should return a quality team in '05. See 6A Playoff Bracket.
25. (26)Peoria (Richwoods)10-1, Richwoods failed to score on #13 Providence one of several teams shut out by eventual 6A Champs. See 6A Playoff Bracket.
26. (29) Chicago (Lane Tech) 11-2, Lane finishes the year as the Public League Champs, but falls short on city title. See 8A Playoff Bracket.
27. (30)Geneseo11-2,Maple Leafs have made more playoffs than any other team in the state, look for them to be in next years Big 30. See 5A Playoff Bracket.
28. (NR)Northbrook (Glenbrook North) (11-1) North made it farther than anyone would have guest, giving libertyville almost as tough a game as their state finals opponnent. See 7A Playoff Bracket.
29. (24) O'Fallon 11-1, Panthers finish season as the Southwestern Conference champs.See 7A Playoff Bracket.
30. (28) Freeport (H.S.) 11-1 ,Pretzels stunned by previous unranked Geneva, nust wait till next year for title quest. See 6A Playoff Bracket.


On the verge

Lombard (Montini) (13-1) 4A Champs Montini only loss was to 5A front runners #21 Scared Heart-Griffin.
Lincolnshire (Stevenson)(8-4) Patriots turned around a 6-3 season to make the 8A quarterf finals.

Out for now


2004 past Big 30

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Past Big 30's

2003 Final Rankings

2002 Final Rankings

2001 Final Rankings






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