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Big Tim's Elite 25 in Chicago Area Week 12!!!!!

IHSA Class A and Class 2A State Playoffs start this week, though I only have one team in my Top 25 from those classes(Orr). Conference crossover games and Championships are slated for this week the last of regular season for Class 3A and 4A. Proposed heavy snow could interrupt the schedule this week. Not much change in Elite 25.


1) Bloom Township(Chicago Heights)(25-5): Beat Rich East(Forest Park), and Rich Central(Olympia Fields). #1 seed in Class 4A Bloom(Chicago Heights) Sectional. Has home court advantage in their own Sectional( if they make it there). Next game: Friday at Rich South(Richton Park).


2) Thornton Township(Harvey)(27-1): Beat Thornridge(Dolton). #2 seed in Class 4A Bloom(Chicago Heights) Sectional. Next games: Tuesday at Saint Laurence(Burbank), Friday at Thornwood(South Holland).


3) Simeon(Chicago)(22-8): #2 seed in Class 4A Lyons(LaGrange) Sectional. Next game: vs Juarez(Chicago) Class 4A Lane Tech(Chicago) Regional semifinal on March 3rd.


4) Curie(Chicago)(25-2): Beat #14 Oak Forest. #1 seed in Class 4A Lyons(LaGrange) Sectional. Next game: Tuesday at #9 Notre Dame College Prep(Niles).


5) Bogan(Chicago)(24-3): Beat Theo Bowman(Gary,IN) in a game they scheduled this past week. #1 seed in Class 3A Hinsdale South(Darien) Sectional. Next game: March 4th vs winner of Noble Johnson(Chicago)/Perspectives Leadership(Chicago) in Class 3A Saint Laurence(Burbank) Regional semifinal.


6) Homewood Flossmoor(23-3): Beat Sandburg(Orland Park). #3 seed at Class 4A Bloom(Chicago Heights) Sectional. Next game: Tuesday at #22 Bolingbrook for Southwest Suburban Blue Title.


7) Loyola Academy(Wilmette)(26-4): Won an impressive slate of games by beating #13 DePaul Prep(Chicago) then Fenwick(Oak Park) to win the Chicago Catholic League Blue Division. #1 seed at the Class 4A Elk Grove Village Sectional. Next game: Monday vs Bulls College Prep(Chicago).


8) Evanston Township(25-4): Lost to Kenwood Academy(Chicago) without Jaylin Gibson, beat #15 Glenbrook South(Glenview) in Overtime with Gibson back to tie with the Titans for Central Suburban South Title. #3 seed at Class 4A Elk Grove Village Sectional. Next game: at Maine East(Park Ridge).


9) Notre Dame College Prep(Niles)(26-4): Beat Carmel(Mundelein), #1 seed in Class 3A North(Grayslake) Sectional. Next game: Tuesday vs #4 Curie(Chicago) at home.


10) West(Joliet)(24-4): Beat South(Plainfield). #1 seed in Class 4A Lockport Sectional. Next games: Monday vs Central(Plainfield) at home, Friday Lincoln Way West at home.


11) Morgan Park(Chicago)(19-9): Idle. #1 seed in Class 3A Thornridge(Dolton) Sectional. Next game: March 3rd vs winner of Morris vs Thornridge(Dolton) in Class 3A Agriculture(Chicago) Regional Semifinal.


12) Whitney Young(Chicago)(18-9): Idle. #3 seed in Class 4A Lyons(LaGrange) Sectional. Next game: March 3rd vs Proviso West(Hillside) in Class 4A Proviso West(Hillside) Regional.


13) DePaul Prep(Chicago)(22-5) : Lost to #7 Loyola Academy(Wilmette), beat Saint Ignatius College Prep(Chicago). #2 seed in Class 3A Saint Ignatius College Prep(Chicago) Sectional. Next games: Thursday vs Mather(Chicago) at home, Friday vs Manual(Peoria) at home.


14) Oak Forest(25-2): Beat Manteno lost to #4 Curie(Chicago), Proved against Curie(Chicago) that they are a contender in Class 3A. #2 seed in Class 3A Thornridge(Dolton) Sectional. Next games: Tuesday vs Andrew(Tinley Park) at home, Friday vs Hillcrest(Country Club Hills) for South Suburban Blue Title.


15) Glenbrook South(Glenview)(26-4): Beat Conant(Schaumburg), lost to #8 Evanston Township to tie for Central Suburban South Title. They will get to play in Central Suburban Crossover title game on Wednesday vs Niles North(Skokie). #2 seed in Class 4A Elk Grove Village Sectional.


16) Stevenson(Lincolnshire)(24-4): Beat Waukegan, Warren(Gurnee) and Benet(Lisle), #1 seed in Class 4A Mount Prospect(Prospect) Sectional. Next game: Wednesday Lake Forest at home.


17) Kankakee(23-4): Beat Crete Monee. #3 seed in Class 3A Thornridge(Dolton) Sectional. Next game: Friday at Rich Central(Olympia Fields).


18) Marian Catholic(Chicago Heights)(22-7): Beat Catholic(Joliet). #4 seed in Class 4A Bloom(Chicago Heights) Sectional. Next game: Tuesday at Richards(Oak Lawn).


19) Fenwick(Oak Park)(23-7): Beat Saint Joseph(Westchester), lost to Loyola Academy(Wilmette). #2 seed in Class 3A Saint Ignatius(Chicago) Sectional. Next game: Tuesday vs Taft(Chicago).


20) York(Elmhurst((27-3): Beat Proviso West(Hillside) and Central(Hinsdale). #4 seed in the Class 4A Lyons(LaGrange) Sectional. Next game: Wednesday vs #25 Hinsdale South(Darien) at Addison Trail for West Suburban Crossover Title.


21) Mundelein(26-4): Beat Libertyville, Lake Zurich, and Moline(at United Center). #2 seed in Class 4A Mount Prospect(Prospect) Sectional. Next game: Wednesday vs Warren(Gurnee) at home.


22) Cary Grove(27-3): Beat Schaumburg, and Jacobs(Algonquin). #1 seed in Sub Regional of Class 3A North(Grayslake) Sectional. Next game: Thursday Prairie Ridge(Crystal Lake).


23) Bolingbrook(25-5): Beat Lockport and Sandburg(Orland Park). #2 seed in Class 4A Lockport Sectional. Next game: Tuesday at home vs #6 Homewood Flossmoor for Southwest Suburban Blue Title.


24) Orr(Chicago)(17-7): Idle. #1 seed in Class 2A Marshall(Chicago) Sectional. They begin their attempt at a fourth straight Class 2A State Title this week on Tuesday vs winner of Noble/Rowe Clark(Chicago)/Disney(Chicago) at Orr(Chicago) Regional as they are hosting.


25) Hinsdale South(Darien)(27-3): Beat Addison Trail. #2 seed in Class 3A Hinsdale South(Darien) Sectional as they are the host(if they make it there). Next game: Wednesday vs #20 York(Elmhurst) for West Suburban Crossover Title.

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