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Week 5 rankings: No. 1 Maine South holds on

9/26/2011

Maine South had to work for it, as the No. 1 Hawks were pushed by New Trier before hanging on for a 40-24 victory. As Andrew Braverman writes in this ESPNChicago story, Maine South was down 10 points at the half before righting the ship and surging ahead to improve to 5-0. Glenbard West advanced with less trouble, toppling Oak Park 41-6. So the top three teams in the POWERADE Top 10 remain the same.

  1. Maine South (5-0) — Defeated New Trier, 40-24 (last week: No. 1)

  2. Glenbard West (5-0) — Defeated Oak Park, 41-6 (last week: No. 2)

  3. Lincoln-Way East (5-0) — Defeated Sandburg, 31-7 (last week: No. 3

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