Big Tim's Chicago Area Elite 25 Week 5!!!!!
Season is over for most teams in Illinois with exception of Chicago Public League. Lots of movement as a lot of teams lost this week.
1) Hillcrest(Country Club Hills)(13-0)- South Suburban Champs. Dominated their conference all season. Season complete.
2) DePaul College Prep(Chicago)(14-2)- Chipotle Clash of Champions Champ. Loss to Loyola(Wilmette) kept them from #1. Season complete.
3) Rolling Meadows(15-0)- Mid Suburban Champs first time in 30 years. Losses McDonald's All-American Michigan State commit Max Christie who is school and Mid Suburban All-Time Leading Scorer. Returns a great young nucleus including Class of 2023 Cameron Christie. Season complete.
4) Evanston Township(17-3)- Chipotle Clash of Champions Runner-up. Central Suburban South Tri-Champs. Won or shared title for 7 years in a row. Class of 2021 Princeton commit Blake Peters became school's All-Time leading scorer. Season complete.
5) Simeon(Chicago)(6-1)- Lost to #4 Evanston Township in Chipotle Clash of Champions Semifinals. Michigan commit Isaiah Barnes banged up his knee but is expected to be okay. Tuesday hosts #22 Brooks(Chicago), Thursday at Phillips(Chicago), Saturday at #15 Corliss(Chicago).
6) Whitney Young(Chicago)(13-1)- Lost to #2 DePaul College Prep(Chicago) in Quarterfinals of Chipotle Clash of Champions. Monday at #21 Michelle Clark(Chicago), Wednesday hosts Lane Tech(Chicago), Friday at Marshall(Chicago), Saturday at North Lawndale College Prep(Chicago).
7) Mundelein(13-2)- Lost to Fenwick(Oak Park) without Class of 2021 Drake commit point guard Connor Enright. Enright, Southern Illinois commit Scotie Ebube and Trey Baker and Jack Bikus put Mundelein back on the map. Season complete.
8) Glenbard West(Glen Elyn)(16-1)- West Suburban Tournament Champs. Returns Class of 2022 talents Braden Huff and Caden Pierce. Season complete.
9) Notre Dame College Prep(Niles)(15-3)- Lost to Evanston Township in Quarterfinals of Chipotle Champions Classic. East Suburban Catholic League Champs. Losses three division one players Harvard commit Louis Lesmond, Southern Illinois commit Troy D'Amico, and Anthony Sayles. Rebuild. Season complete.
10) Kankakee(12-1)- Southland Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champs. Will reload as they return a lot of Class of 2022 talent. Lost to Thornton Township(Harvey) but avenged the loss in Conference Title Game. Season complete.
11) Brother Rice(Chicago)(13-1)- Only loss was to #2 DePaul College Prep(Chicago) the Chipotle Clash of Champions Titlist. Chicago Catholic League Blue Co-Champs. Class of 2023 point guard Ahmad Henderson III returns. Season complete.
12) Fenwick(Oak Park)(13-3)- Lost to #2 DePaul College Prep(Chicago) in Semifinals of Chipotle Clash of Champions. Losses Kentucky commit Bryce Hopkins but will return 4 starters from Class of 2022. Chicago Catholic League Co-Champs. Season complete.
13) Glenbrook South(Glenview)(16-2)- Central Suburban Conference Tri-Champs. Loss a chance to win outright losing a 22 point lead in loss at New Trier(Winnetka), and chance to be in Chipotle Clash of Champions. Returns their top 2 players Class of 2022 Cooper Noard(6'0") and Nick Martinelli(6'7"). Season complete.
14) Kenwood Academy(Chicago)(9-2)- Perfect 3-0 week. Class of 2023 trio of JJ Taylor(6'8"), Darrin "Dae Dae" Ames(6'0") and Darius Loury(6'7") is a great future nucleus. Tuesday hosts Lincoln Park(Chicago), Thursday at #15 Corliss(Chicago).
15) Corliss(Chicago)(11-1)- Class 2A contender for years to come. Tuesday at #16 Curie(Chicago), Thursday hosts #14 Kenwood Academy(Chicago), Saturday hosts #5 Simeon(Chicago).
16) Curie(Chicago)(4-2)- Lost to St Ignatius(Chicago). Class of 2021 point guard Nick Owens(5'9") is key to this team. Monday hosts Clemente(Chicago), Tuesday hosts #15 Corliss(Chicago), Thursday at #22 Brooks(Chicago).
17) DeKalb(18-1)- Lost last game to Sycamore. Class of 2022 nucleus of Tyler Westberg, and Lane McVicar return. Season complete.
18) Lemont(12-1)- Only loss is to #1 Hillcrest(Country Club Hills). Class of 2024 player Nojus Indrusaitis(6'4") is the future of the program. Season complete.
19) West(Joliet)(12-2)- Went 3-0 this week. They will have to rebuild after losing Ashton Burbridge, and Jaiden Lee. Will Class of 2023 Jeremy Fears Jr return from LaLumiere(IN)?
20) New Trier(Winnetka)(13-2)- New to the poll. Came back from 22 point deficit to ruin Glenbrook South(Glenview)'s dreams of getting into the Chipotle Champions Classic. Central Suburban South Conference Tri-Champs. They will contend with just enough returnees to stay in conversation for conference title. Season complete.
21) Michelle Clark(Chicago)(5-2)- Lost to Farragut(Chicago). Looks like they will stay in the Red Division. Hosts #6 Whitney Young(Chicago), Wednesday at Lincoln Park(Chicago), Friday hosts Westinghouse College Prep(Chicago).
22) Brooks(Chicago)(6-2)- Lost to #14 Kenwood Academy(Chicago). Tuesday at #5 Simeon Career Academy(Chicago), Thursday hosts #16 Curie(Chicago).
23) North(Downers Grove)(13-2)- Beat Glenbard West(Glen Elyn) then lost to them in West Suburban Conference Title Game. Co-Champs of the West Suburban Silver. Season complete.
24) Wheaton Warrenville South(16-2)- New to the poll. DuKane Conference Champ. Season complete.
25) Barrington(10-3)- New to the poll. Mid Suburban Runner-Up. Season complete.