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IHSA playoff outlook after eight weeks

10/21/2013, 2:30pm CDT
By Staff Report

Which teams in each class would make the playoffs if the season ended today?

Defending 8A champion Mount Carmel could be headed for a 7A spot for the first time since 2005. | Guy Rhodes/For Sun-Times Media

The Illinois High School Association will officially unveil its playoff brackets Saturday night, but unitl then, various at looks at teams' records, schedules and the like can provide a solid glimpse into the postseason picture.

Mike Clark laid out the playoff picture in depth Sunday, highlighting among other things Mt. Carmel's likely 7A seed, which would be its first since 2005 despite being the reigining 8A champion.

The IHSA also releases a weekly playoff outlook that reveals each class cutoff if the season ended today. Below are the top seeds in each class for Week 8, listed from largest school to smallest-school conferences. Read the full breakdown at

8A: Loyola
7A: Lake Zurich
6A: Rock Island
5A: Montini
4A: Rochester
3A: Mt. Carmel
2A: Rockridge
1A: Tri-Valley


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