Check out the Illinois high school football state rankings for fall 2021

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Illinois high school football poll

Here are the state rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class heading into the playoffs, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters. They were released on Oct. 27, 2021.

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Class 8A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Loyola (13) (9-0) 130 1

2. Maine South (8-1) 111 3

3. Gurnee Warren (8-1) 105 4

4. Naperville Neuqua Valley (8-1) 88 2

5. Lincoln-Way East (7-2) 63 T6

6. Hinsdale Central (8-1) 60 8

7. South Elgin (9-0) 40 T6

8. Naperville Central (6-3) 37 9

9. Lockport (8-1) 27 NR

10. Chicago Marist (6-3) 17 5

Others receiving votes: York 16, Naperville North 12, Bolingbrook 4, Glenbard West 3, O'Fallon 2.

Class 7A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Brother Rice (9) (7-2) 133 2

2. Batavia (5) (9-0) 130 1

3. Wheaton North (8-1) 109 3

4. Chicago St. Rita (7-2) 93 5

5. Chicago Mt. Carmel (6-3) 87 4

6. Normal Community (9-0) 60 7

7. Hononegah (9-0) 47 8

8. Moline (8-1) 39 9

9. Prospect (7-2) 31 6

10. Buffalo Grove (8-1) 26 NR

Others receiving votes: Hersey 9, Plainfield Central 3, Hoffman Estates 2, Pekin 1.

Class 6A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. East St. Louis (13) (7-2) 148 1

2. Cary-Grove (2) (9-0) 137 2

3. Chicago St. Ignatius (8-1) 112 4

4. Lemont (9-0) 109 5

5. Wauconda (9-0) 76 7

6. Crete-Monee (6-3) 64 6

7. Lake Forest (7-2) 56 8

8. Machesney Park Harlem (8-1) 51 9

9. Washington (7-2) 32 10

10. Deerfield (8-1) 13 NR

Others receiving votes: Crystal Lake Prairie Ridge 12, Chicago Simeon 7, Kenwood 5, Belvidere North 2, Oak Lawn Richards 1.

Class 5A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Oak Park Fenwick (10) (7-2) 153 2

2. Kankakee (6) (9-0) 141 3 in Class 6A

3. Morris (9-0) 125 3

4. Mahomet-Seymour (9-0) 98 4

5. Peoria High (7-2) 88 5

t-6. Sterling (7-2) 62 7

t-6. Mascoutah (8-1) 62 6

8. Glenbard South (8-1) 50 8

9. Marion (8-1) 36 9

10. LaGrange Park Nazareth (5-4) 23 NR

Others receiving votes: Morton 12, Aurora Marmion 9, Chicago Morgan Park 8, Sycamore 8, Rockford Boylan 5.

Class 4A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Joliet Catholic (14) (9-0) 157 1

2. Rochester (3) (8-1) 156 1 in Class 5A

3. Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (8-1) 136 2

4. Richmond-Burton (9-0) 120 3

5. Genoa-Kingston (8-1) 87 5

6. Chicago Phillips (7-2) 85 6

7. St. Francis (7-2) 74 7

8. Kewanee (8-1) 45 4

9. Peoria Notre Dame (6-3) 26 8

t-10. Wheaton Academy (7-2) 16 NR

t-10. Breese Central (8-1) 16 10

Others receiving votes: Coal City 7, Stillman Valley 4, Freeburg 3, Carterville 2, Quincy Notre Dame 1.

Class 3A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. IC Catholic (13) (8-1) 146 1

2. Byron (1) (9-0) 132 3

3. Tolono Unity (9-0) 111 5

4. Williamsville (1) (8-1) 106 4

5. Princeton (8-1) 94 6

6. Mt. Carmel (9-0) 80 8

7. Reed-Custer (8-1) 56 T10

8. Durand (8-1) 43 T10

9. Benton (9-0) 31 NR

10. Monticello (7-2) 20 9

Others receiving votes: Fairfield 4, Carlinville 1, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1.

Class 2A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Wilmington (10) (9-0) 135 2 in Class 3A

2. Decatur St. Teresa (4) (9-0) 127 1

3. Breese Mater Dei (9-0) 112 2

4. Downs Tri-Valley (9-0) 86 3 in Class 2A

5. Farmington (9-0) 85 7 in Class 3A

6. Bismarck-Henning (9-0) 59 4

7. Pana (9-0) 49 5

8. Bishop McNamara (5-4) 29 NR

9. Nashville (8-1) 28 NR

10. Knoxville (8-1) 24 8

Others receiving votes: Maroa-Forsyth 21, Johnston City 11, Erie-Prophetstown 2, North-Mac 1, Sterling Newman 1.

Class 1A

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Carrollton (4) (8-1) 129 1

2. Athens (10) (8-1) 128 6 in Class 2A

3. Camp Point Central (8-1) 119 4

4. Forreston (7-2) 105 6

5. Lena-Winslow (1) (7-2) 83 3

6. Fulton (7-2) 76 5

7. Abingdon (8-1) 68 2

8. Ottawa Marquette (8-1) 34 7

9. St. Bede (7-2) 32 8

10. Aurora Christian (6-3) 17 9

Others receiving votes: Arcola 14, Cumberland 13, Gilman Iroquois West 5, Nokomis 2.