CSN's Top 20 preps rankings - Week 4

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CSN's Top 20 preps rankings - Week 4

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011Posted: 9:50 p.m.

By Joe Collins and Taylor Bell
CSNChicago.com

WATCH: High School Lites, Week 3

1. Maine South (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 1): Defeated Deerfield 48-7
Next Game: Friday vs. Niles North, 7:30 p.m.
READ: Alviti, Preston carry Maine South to easy win
2. Glenbard West (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 2): Defeated Lyons 31-3
Next Game: Saturday vs. Hinsdale Central, 1:30 p.m.

READ: Balogh leads rushing attack for Glenbard West

3. Mount Carmel (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 3): Defeated De La Salle 40-7
Next Game: Saturday at St. Joseph, 1:30 p.m.

READ: Lenti ties win record with Mount Carmel victory

4. Lincoln-Way East (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 4): Defeated Lockport 38-7
Next Game: Friday at Homewood-Flossmoor, 7:30 p.m.

5. Joliet Catholic (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 5): Defeated Peoria Richwoods 63-34
Next Game: Friday vs. St. Viator at Joliet Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

6. Homewood-Flossmoor (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 6): Defeated Lincoln-Way Central 42-7
Next Game: Friday vs. Lincoln-Way East, 7:30 p.m.

7. Glenbard North (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 7): Defeated West Chicago 42-0
Next Game: Friday at Glenbard East, 7:30 p.m.

8. Loyola (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 8): Defeated Lake Forest Academy 48-13
Next Game: Friday at Providence, 7:30 p.m.

9. Downers Grove South (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 9): Defeated Morton 56-0
Next Game: Friday at Leyden, 7:30 p.m.

10. Carmel (2-1)
Last Week (Ranked No. 10): Defeated Notre Dame 26-7
Next Game: Friday vs. Marian Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

11. St. Rita (2-1)
Last Week (Ranked No. 11): Defeated Fenwick 42-0
Next Game: Friday at Brother Rice, 7:30 p.m.

12. Prairie Ridge (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 12): Defeated Huntley 43-2
Next Game: Friday vs. Dundee-Crown, 7:30 p.m.

13. Bolingbrook (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 13): Defeated Joliet Central 60-6
Next Game: Friday vs. Joliet West, 7:30 p.m.
14. Crete-Monee (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 14): Defeated Moline 37-13
Next Game: Saturday vs. Glenbard South, 1:30 p.m.

15. Lake Zurich (2-1)
Last Week (Ranked No. 16): Defeated Warren 33-14
Next Game: Friday vs. Lakes, 7:30 p.m.

16. Wheaton Warrenville South (1-2)
Last Week (Ranked No. 17): Defeated West Aurora 20-6
Next Game: Friday at Naperville North, 7:30 p.m.

17. Crystal Lake South (3-0)
Last Week (Unranked): Defeated Cary-Grove 10-7
Next Game: Friday vs. Huntley, 7:30 p.m.

READ: Birthday boy lifts Gators to upset

18. Morris (3-0)
Last Week (Ranked No. 18): Defeated Streator 55-6
Next Game: Friday at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

19. Cary-Grove (2-1)
Last Week (Ranked No. 15): Lost to Crystal Lake South 10-7
Next Game: Saturday vs. Hampshire, 1:30 p.m.

20. Montini (2-1)
Last Week (Ranked No. 19): Defeated Marmion 13-6
Next Game: Friday at Marian Central, 7:30 p.m.

Lurking and Looming: Brother Rice, Providence, Oak Forest, Geneva,
Lemont, Stevenson, Addison Trail, Antioch, Wheaton North, Naperville
Central, St. Patrick, Simeon, Streamwood, Sandburg.

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Four years, four state championships. 

That's what St. Rita senior wrestler Austin O'Connor accomplished over the past four years, becoming the 15th wrestler in IHSA history to do so. The Mustangs' grappler went undefeated this season and finished his IHSA career with a record of 181-4. 

O'Connor is planning on continuing his time on the mat at the University of North Carolina next season. Learn more about O'Connor in the video above. 

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the latest installment of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Kerry Neal teaches some valuable techniques to improve an athlete's vertical jump. 

Former Western Michigan Linebacker Grant DePalma gives an assist by demonstrating the drills. An athlete's vertical is an important tool and can be the difference during evaluation.

Learn some valuable tips above and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.