Ross Forman’s Season-Opening Top 25

By Ross Forman

Defending state champion Loyola Gold will start the 2018-19 season as the No. 1-ranked team, but many of the perennial powers are looking to knock the Ramblers off the top spot. And that list starts with New Trier Green and Glenbrook North, who are the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked teams, respectively.

Here’s a look at the season-opening Top 25 Rankings of Illinois High School Hockey Teams:

1. Loyola Gold
2. New Trier Green
3. Glenbrook North
4. Providence Catholic
5. St. Viator
6. Benet Academy
7. Stevenson
8. Glenbrook South
9. Wheaton West
10. BG/H/W
11. Waubonsie Valley
12. Notre Dame
13. New Trier Blue
14. Barrington
15. St. Rita
16. Lake Forest
17. Maine Township
18. OPRF
19. New Trier White
20. Libertyville
21. Carmel
22. Loyola Maroon
23. Fenwick
24. Glenbard
25. York

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Ross Forman has written about Illinois high school hockey for more than 15 years and is the only sportswriter to have covered Illinois High School hockey every year during that stretch. He played locally and then at Indiana University before becoming a referee. Ross was a referee for the State Championship game several years ago at the United Center. Contact Ross by email at

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