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Big Tim's Elite 25 in Week 7!!!!!!!!!

Lots of big time games this past week and we have some moving around, but number one has not moved. Here we go:

1) Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) (14-0) (3A): Won games over Cathedral (Indianapolis) and Imhotep Institute (PA) as senior point guard Jalen Griffith (5'9") dominated in both games. Tuesday hosts #3 Kenwood Academy (Chicago), Thursday at #12 Hyde Park Academy (Chicago), Sunday Arch Bishop Stepinac (NY) at Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA.

2) Whitney Young (Chicago) (12-4) (4A): Idle last week. Monday against Perspectives MSA at IIT, Wednesday hosts Orr Academy (Chicago), Friday at Prosser (Chicago).

3) Kenwood Academy (Chicago) (13-2) (4A): Best Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) at Hyde Park Shootout. Big game on Tuesday at #1 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago), Thursday hosts #15 Curie (Chicago).

4) Benet Academy (Lisle) (18-1) (4A): Blew out St Patrick (Chicago) and Marist (Chicago). Friday at Catholic (Joliet).

5) West (Joliet) (14-4) (4A): Beat Rolling Meadows at Steve Pappas Shootout at DePaul College Prep (Chicago) as senior point guard Michigan State commit Jeremy Fears Jr had a big game and made some plays in the clutch. Tuesday at Oswego, Friday hosts East (Oswego).

6) Rolling Meadows (16-2) (4A): Lost to West (Joliet) at Steve Pappas Shootout at DePaul College Prep (Chicago) as senior point guard Minnesota commit was banged up with bloody nose and hard hit on his back. We'll see if he misses games this week. Tuesday hosts Schaumburg, Friday at Wheeling, Saturday hosts Evanston Township.

7) Mount Carmel (Chicago) (16-1) (3A): Beat Waubonsie Valley (Aurora). Tuesday hosts DeLaSalle Institute (Chicago), Sunday #22 Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) at Prairie State College.

8) Hillcrest (Country Club Hills) (15-2) (3A): Lost to East (Belleville) at Highland Shootout. Undefeated against teams in Chicago Area. Tuesday at Bremen, Friday hosts Reavis, Monday against #15 Curie (Chicago) at Fenwick (Oak Park).

9) Lincoln Way East (Frankfort) (14-1) (4A): Idle. Wednesday at #22 Bloom Township (Chicago Heights),

10) Brother Rice (Chicago) (15-2) (4A): Beat Bolingbrook at Steve Pappas Shootout at DePaul College Prep (Chicago).

11) Lyons Township (LaGrange) (13-1) (4A): Beat North (Downers Grove) by 1 on game winning shot by point guard Illinois Wesleyan commit Jackson Niego. Beat Perspectives Leadership/Technology. Tuesday hosts Glenbard West (Lombard), Thursday at Oak Park River Forest, Friday at #17 Hinsdale Central, Saturday at #20 Proviso East (Maywood).

12) Hyde Park Academy (Chicago) (15-2) (3A): Beat Niles North (Skokie) as senior guard Camron Wiliford had a big game. Thursday hosts #1 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago), Saturday against Northview (Grand Rapids, MI) in Detroit (MI).

13) Glenbrook North (Northbrook) (15-2) (4A): Lost at rival Glenbrook South (Glenview) then came back and beat St Ignatius College Prep (Chicago) at Steve Pappas Shootout at DePaul College Prep (Chicago). Friday hosts Niles West (Skokie).

14) St Ignatius College Prep (Chicago) (13-4) (3A): Lost to Glenbrook North (Northbrook) at Steve Pappas Shootout at DePaul College Prep (Chicago). Tuesday hosts Montini Catholic( Lombard), Friday against Loyola Academy (Chicago) for Jesuit Cup at Loyola University.

15) Curie (Chicago) (11-4) (4A): Monday at Westinghouse College Prep (Chicago), Thursday at #3 Kenwood Academy (Chicago), Saturday against Auburn (Rockford) at Marshall (Chicago), Sunday against #20 Proviso East (Maywood) at Bob Hambric Shootout at Thornton Fractional North (Lansing, Monday vs #8 Hillcrest (Country Club Hills) at Fenwick (Oak Park).

16) New Trier (Winnetka) (16-3) (4A): Blew out Niles West (Skokie) and Hinsdale South (Darien). Friday at Maine South (Park Ridge), Monday hosts LaLumiere Blue (IN).

17) Hinsdale Central (14-3) (4A): Have won six straight. Swept the Downers Grove schools (South then North). Friday hosts Proviso West (Hillside), Saturday hosts North (St Charles).

18) St Rita (Chicago) (8-6) (4A): Lost to Chaminade (St Louis, MO) at Highland Shootout. Tuesday hosts Providence St Mel (Chicago), Thursday vs Link Academy (MO) at Bass Pro Tournament in Springfield, MO at Missouri State University.

19) North (Downers Grove) (13-3) (4A): Lost weekend and they took the chin in two close ones to Lyons Township (LaGrange) and Hinsdale Central by a combined three points. Will look to recover their mojo this week in games on Friday hosting Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn).

20) Proviso East (Maywood) (12-2) (4A): Beat Morton (Cicero) and Thornwood (South Holland). Tuesday hosts Trail (Addison), Friday at Willowbrook, Sunday against #15 Curie at Bob Hambric Shootout at Thornton Fractional North (Lansing).

21) Glenbrook South (Glenview) (14-4) (4A): New to the poll. Senior guards Gavin Marr and Rodell Davis Jr have been consistent the past three weeks. Junior forward Nick Taylor has been handling the glass on both ends of the court. Beat rival #13 Glenbrook North (Northbrook) at home. Friday hosts Evanston Township.

22) Lemont (14-2) (3A): Beat Argo (Summit). Friday at Oak Lawn.

23) Bloom Township (Chicago Heights) (10-4) (4A): Beat Crete Monee, lost to #3 Kenwood Academy (Chicago). Tuesday hosts Rich Township (Richton Park), Wednesday hosts #9 Lincoln Way East (Frankfort), Friday at Thornridge (Dolton), Sunday #7 Mount Carmel (Chicago) at Prairie State College.

24) Central (Grayslake) (15-1) (3A): Beat Marian Central Catholic (Woodstock) and Round Lake. Wednesday hosts Lakes (Lake Villa),

25) Barrington (12-1) (4A): Idle. Tuesday at Elk Grove, Friday at Palatine, Saturday at Grant (Fox Lake).

Bolingbrook drops out but have a feeling they are going to make their way back into the poll.

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