(Previous poll position in parentheses)
Records through Wednesday
1. Marian Catholic 3-1 (1)
The Spartans lost one at the Tennessee Turkey Jam and had their 21-game winning streak snapped, but won on Wednesday at Nazareth Academy. They have another big one at Indianapolis Shortridge on Saturday.
2. Homewood-Flossmoor 3-0 (2)
The Vikings looked good in Tennessee and Amara Coleman is showing she is a Big Ten player. There is a lot of depth.
3. Crete-Monee 4-1 (3)
The Warriors lost to Marist and now face Hillcrest in their own CrossTown Shootout on Saturday.
4. T.F. South 4-1 (NR)
This team is small, but has a lot of enthusiasm. The home opener is Tuesday against Eisenhower. Ninah Bertrand is the senior leader that coach Steve Breshock needs.
5. Bloom Township 2-3 (4)
The Blazing Trojans lost a close one to Rich Central on Wednesday and face Geneva at the CrossTown Shootout on Saturday.
1. Marian Catholic 4-0 (1)
Winners of the Chicago Heights Classic for the first time, the Spartans play in the Elite Classic Saturday at UIC against California power Etiwanda.
2. Mount Carmel 4-1 (NR)
The Caravan played good defense in winning the Frank Lollino Tournament. Brother Rice comes in tonight for a classic Catholic League matchup.
3. Bloom Twp. 3-1 (2)
The Blazing Trojans lost to Marian in the Chicago Heights Classic, but are primed for another good year. They get Rich Central tonight.
4. Homewood-Flossmoor 3-2 (5)
The Vikings lost in the Team Rose Shootout, but have a lot of size and will need it tonight against Stagg.
5. Thornton 1-2 (3)
The Wildcats struggled at the Decatur tourney, but finally won a game there. They have a big game at rival Thornwood tonight.