Softball: Top 20 rankings


Team Comment

1. Benet (32-5) McGuire anchors the area’s best lineup

2. Barrington (30-8) Largest senior class (9) in 21 years

3. Warren (31-5) Drake-bound CF Sowa leads veteran group

4. Fremd (30-8) Three Division I recruits on roster

5. Glenbard N. (34-3) Cherry takes over for Fecho in the circle

6. St. Charles N. (23-13) Northwestern recruit Rabin leads talented Stars

7. Downers Grove N. (30-7) No better pitching duo than Heflin, Ryndak

8. Waubonsie Valley (26-9) How will Hohman follow up big frosh debut?

9. Conant (33-4) Looks to contend in tough MSL West

10. Cary-Grove (27-8) Efflandt/Leudo FVC’s best battery

11. Naperville C. (26-10) Keegan Hayes poised for big year

12. Maine West (26-11) Lot back from sectional title team

13. Glenbard S. (37-4) 3A champs rebuild around Trzaska, Chitkowski

14. Burlington Central (28-9) “New” coach Maisto has loads of talent

15. Rolling Meadows (18-18) 8 starters back from MSL East runner-up

16. Neuqua Valley (22-16) O’Brien a big-time two-way threat

17. Elk Grove (31-10) MSL East champs 12 of last 13 years

18. Grayslake N. (25-9) Borders, NIU-bound Bowen return for Knights

19. Lake Zurich (24-10) Bradley-commit Schroeder leads Bears

20. Lake Park (20-16) Everybody back for Lancers

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