Our final top 25 rankings for the 2019 season:

RANKPREVSCHOOL
1 1 East St. Louis (14-0)
Flyers complete season of domination.
2 2 Lincoln-Way East (14-0)
Defensive excellence was truly stunning.
3 5 Chicago Mount Carmel (13-1)
Caravan unleashed masterful game plan in 7A title win.
4 3 Nazareth (13-1)
Roadrunners grounded by great Mt. Carmel defensive effort.
5 4 Gurnee Warren (13-1)
Defense still very strong, but offense squelched by Lincoln-Way East
6 6 Prairie Ridge (12-2)
Threw very strong punch against East St. Louis early
7 18 Rochester (13-1)
Impressive all-around performance against St. Rita.
8 8 Willowbrook (11-2)
Loss to Mount Carmel to cap season absolutely no shame.
9 9 Marist (8-5)
In retrospect, offensive performance against Lincoln-Way East was impressive.
10 7 St. Rita (10-3)
Simply wasn't the Mustangs day in Class 5A final.
11 10 Brother Rice (8-5)
Two straight years of postseason success stories.
12 11 Homewood-Flossmoor (10-2)
Not being able to crack Lincoln-Way East's defense doesn't look like much of a sin.
13 12 Loyola (8-4)
Rare ousting in quarterfinal round for Ramblers.
14 13 Rolling Meadows (12-1)
Made postseason strides this season.
15 14 Chatham Glenwood (12-1)
Spectacular year for the Titans.
16 15 Minooka (11-1)
Indians hope this is just the beginning.
17 16 Batavia (9-3)
Bulldogs backing away from no one in non-conference schedule.
18 17 Bolingbrook (8-4)
Raiders had dynamic talent on defense.
19 20 Richmond-Burton (14-0)
Tremendous run through loaded Class 4A field.
20 19 Rockford Boylan (12-1)
Showed themselves nicely out of a locked conference.
21 21 Hillcrest (10-2)
Hawks have established themselves as powerhouse in south suburbs.
22 22 Glenbard West (10-1)
Hilltoppers will likely once again be in the mix in 7A or 8A in 2020.
23 24 Neuqua Valley (9-2)
Worth mentioning one more time: pushed East St. Louis to the hilt.
24 25 Deerfield (10-3)
Sustaining the success of this year is the next challenge.
25 NR St. Laurence (8-5)
Won Prep Bowl, definitely a 2020 team to keep an eye on.