Girls 2022-23 High School Basketball Week 4 Rankings

After two weeks, Kaleb Carter returns with the statewide girls basketball rankings. 


Previous rankings:


Week 2


1. Nazareth Academy (1) 

Nazareth has done its part of a bonafide No. 1, but I’m very much thinking my mind could change when I watch Fremd vs. Kenwood on Tuesday at Lake Zurich’s Exam Jamm. We’ll see! 

2. Fremd (3)

You can make a strong case that the Vikings are  the best, and the most balanced team in the state. It’s no coincidence that the state’s top two ranked teams go so deep into their lineup with success. 

3. Hersey (5)

Some combination of Kelsey Neary, Megan Mwrowicki and others have missed time this season due to injury. This hasn’t stopped the Huskies from gelling, including in a 68-67 win over Benet . The Huskies beat New Trier, Rolling Meadows and Palatine this week. In the Rolling Meadows win, Katy Eidle hit a school-record 9 three-pointers and had 36 points, 3 assists. 

4. Benet (2)

Beat Marian Catholic this past week and lost a close game to Hersey the previous Saturday. Has a win over ranked Lyons since the last rankings. 

5. Bolingbrook (6)

Now 12-0 and firing on all cylinders, the Raiders return from a trip to Michigan gearing up for more holiday tournament season. 

6. Kenwood (17)

I’m hearing Danielle Brooks is knocking down tons of three-pointers. The freshman has grabbed a lot of attention fr a team that was already loaded with returning talent. Planning to see Kenwood vs. Fremd on Tuesday at Lake Zurich’s Exam Jamm. Beat a good Afrocentric team from Columbus, OH at the Hyde Park, Showcase In The Park event. 

7. Lyons (8)

A recent, close loss to Benet, but unbeaten since. An upcoming test against Lyons will call for plenty of attention. 

8. Geneva (7)

What a conundrum spots 9 through 12 were. The triumvirate of Barrington, Geneva and Lake Zurich have taken turns besting one another with Barrington losing decisively to lake Zurich, Geneva beating Lake Zurich and Barrington beating Geneva. The only thing I felt I could really use to determine this grouping was that Barrington has 4 losses, including to Libertyville, which is lower on these rankings than the teams Lake Zurich and Geneva have their (2 losses each) against. 

9. Lake Zurich (24)

Stock going way up since the last rankings. Beat Barrington by 16. I may see them at Exam Jamm.

10. Carmel Catholic (4)

Getting roughed up in conference play is just part of it for the Corsairs, who were humbled by Nazareth Academy, but are 8-2 and won at the Showcase In The Park. 

11. Barrington (11)

Has 4 losses despite having the talent to beat anyone in the state. This seems to be careening toward what the Fillies did last season, when they hit their stride around this time. 

12. Peoria Notre Dame (25)

Since the past rankings, the they’ve beaten Peoria on the road. It may be a bit before the unbeaten Irish are really tested again. 

13. Alton (20)

Was in a game that it’s hard to discern much from due to a matter of injury and suspensions. For more on that, read Greg Shashack’s story on the game. Redbirds still undefeated. 


14. O’Fallon (15)

Panthers are still playing good basketball, have only lost to conference rival Alton. Those two will likely battle for a super-sectional type run later this season. 

15. Whitney Young (16) 

Skylar Jones has been putting up some monster numbers and the Dolphins went to Michigan and won two games against out-of-state competition. 

16. Quincy Notre Dame (19)

Blair Eftink recently reached 1,000 points, and just like I commended Butler College Prep’s duo last week, it’s a nice reminder that Abbey Schreacke and Eftink are among the state’s best pairs as well. Only 1 loss, to Rock Bridge (MO.)


17. Mother McAuley (UR)

Don’t look now, but the Mighty Macs are scorching. The ball movement, the transition game and the press defense are suffocating south. 

18. Libertyville (18)

Handed Deerfield its first loss of the season in a home stomping of the Warriors. Kate Rule showcased why she is one of Chicagoland’s top spot-up shooters. 

19. Loyola (10)

Only loss is to Mother McAuley. A game against  Libertyville on Dec. 12 is an intriguing matchup.

20. York (23)

Undefeated and tests against Lake Zurich and Lyons loom this week.

21. Deerfield (14)

Sustained their first loss on an off shooting day against Libertyville. Can’t imagine the Warriors will lose another game by 20 this year, barring unforeseen circumstances. 

22. Washington (UR)

The Panthers are just always there, doing the work without much fanfare. Games against Normal and Dunlap should prove a challenge. 

23. St. Charles North (22)

Don’t know quite how to feel about the North Stars, but know they can really score it when they get out and run. They have a chance to make a name for themselves soon with games vs. Hersey and St.Charles East. 

24. Peoria (12)

Bounced back from consecutive losses to two top 15 teams wit consecutive wins. 

25. Lincoln  (UR)

They’re 11-0 and Khloe Froebe is scoring with the best of them. 


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