Simeon moves closer to No. 1 ranking

Simeon continues to inch closer to the No. 1 ranking in the country. The Wolverines moved up one spot No. 4 in ESPN RISE’S POWERADE FAB 50 national rankings this week.

The Wolverines improved to 20-0 with a win over Batavia on Saturday. Simeon opens the Public League playoffs against Wells on Tuesday. They could face rival Morgan Park and Louisville recruit Wayne Blackshear again in the second round on Thursday.

Benet also jumped three spots to No. 26 in the FAB 50. The Redwings are 24-0 after two more wins last week.

Simeon and Benet, which are No. 1 and No. 2 in ESPNChicago.com’s rankings, face each other in the City/Suburban Showdown at UIC on Feb. 19.

Peoria Notre Dame (21-0) was the only other Illinois team in the national rankings. The Irish moved up one spot to No. 35 in this week’s FAB 50.