PBR ILLINOIS POWER 25

The Illinois high school baseball season kicked off on April 12th, opening day for regular season action under IHSA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we published our team previews ahead of the 2021 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Illinois Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a Preseason Questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses flooded in and we used their detailed insight in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

Throughout the spring season we will be updating our Power 25 every Monday. Read below for the most current version of the Power 25.

UPDATED POWER 25

Updated 5/10/21

RANK
Last Week Team Class
2021 Record
1
2 Huntley
4A  16-1
2 4 Marist
4A 17-2
3 5 Normal University
2A 15-1
4 1 St. Charles North
4A 15-2
5 6 Brother Rice
4A 17-4
6 3 Lincoln-Way East
4A 13-2
7 7 Sacred Heart-Griffin
2A 15-1
8 9 Edwardsville
4A  17-3
9 12 Lake Park
4A 16-3-1
10 14 Nazareth
3A 16-4
11 10 Grayslake Central
 3A  15-3
12 8 Homewood-Flossmoor
4A 14-4
13
11 Lincoln-Way Central
4A 7-2-1
14 16 Lane Tech
4A 14-2
15 21 Downers Grove South
4A 13-1
16 NR Hinsdale Central 4A 9-1
17 19 St. Rita 4A  10-5
18 22 St. Laurence
3A 12-4
19 13 Mundelein
4A  11-2-1
20 NR Naperville Central
4A 12-3
21 NR Glenbrook North
4A  14-3
22 15 Lockport
4A  9-6
23
NR Jacobs 4A  13-4
24 23 Springfield 3A 11-2
25 18 Mount Carmel
4A 11-7

On The Bubble (Listed Alphabetically): Barrington (9-2), Bartlett (11-5), Brimfield (8-2), Chicago Christian (11-1), Deerfield (11-5), Effingham (9-1), Evanston (12-6-1), Galesburg (10-4), Glenbrook South (12-6-1), Grayslake North (10-5), Harrisburg (13-0), Illinois Valley Central (9-3), Joliet Catholic (8-8), Lake Zurich (10-3), Lemont (12-4), Libertyville (10-6), Lyons (9-4), Manteno (14-1), Maroa Forsyth (5-1), Mascoutah (11-4), New Trier (11-7), Normal West (9-6), Oswego (9-4), Palatine (10-4), Plainfield North (8-4), Plainfield South (9-1), Prospect (11-3-1), Richmond-Burton (11-2), Saint Viator (11-6), St. Charles East (13-3-1), St. Joseph-Ogden (15-2), Stevenson (9-4-1), Triad (11-5), Washington (8-4), Yorkville (10-5). 

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