The Illinois high school baseball season kicked off on March 11, opening day for regular season action under IHSA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we published our team previews ahead of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, counting down through the official Prep Baseball Illinois Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Our scouts will be out covering the 2024 season, publishing scout blogs and additional in-season content along the way, like Power 25 updates, Daily Roundup, Player of the Week awards, and weekly top performers included inside Diamond Notes.

Below is the Power 25, along with some bubble teams to know:

PREP BASEBALL ILLINOIS POWER 25

Previous Week
5/20 Rank
Team (Class)
2024 Record (as of 5/19)
1 1 Nazareth Academy (4A) 34-0
3 2 New Trier (4A) 29-3
4 3 St. Laurence (3A) 29-5
2 4 Joliet Catholic (3A) 26-4
7 5 Joliet West (4A)     31-4
13 6 Normal Community (3A) 31-3
8 7 Edwardsville (4A) 25-8
6 8 Lincoln-Way West (4A)  26-4
16 9 Lincoln-Way Central (4A)    22-6
5 10 Providence Catholic (4A) 26-8
12 11 St. Charles North (4A) 25-5-2
11 12 Lake Park (4A) 26-8
15 13 Morris (3A) 23-3
9 14 Huntley (4A) 26-7-1
10 15 Downers Grove North (4A) 26-7
14 16 Mascoutah (3A)  26-5
17 17 Minooka (4A) 23-10
19 18 McHenry (4A) 25-7
21 19 Burlington Central (4A) 22-9
20 20 Glenwood (3A) 27-5
22 21 Libertyville (4A) 24-9-2
23 22 Lyons Township (4A)   20-9
NR 23 York (4A)   26-8
NR 24 Father McGivney (1A)   31-4
24 25 Fenwick (3A) 23-8

Teams to Watch (listed alphabetically): Andrew 23-10, Barrington 20-13-1, Bartlett 24-10, Belleville West 20-11, Benet 18-8-2, Breese Central 22-12, Brimfield 22-3, Brother Rice 18-17, Chicago Hope 25-8, Coal City 16-13, Columbia 24-7, Conant 23-7, Crystal Lake South 19-13, Dixon 16-11, Downers Grove South 25-6-1, Dunlap 25-6, DuQuoin 32-3, East Moline United 20-7, East Peoria 25-7, Effingham 19-10, Eureka 23-7, Evanston 23-7-1, Evergreen Park 25-10, Freeport 22-11, Geneva 22-9-2, Gillespie 24-9, Glenbrook North 22-10-1, Grayslake Central 23-10, Hampshire 21-10, Harrisburg 28-6, Harvest Christian 17-9, Hersey 19-14, Highland 26-6-1, Highland Park 21-13, Hononegah 23-5-1, Jacobs 20-12, Kaneland 19-11, Lakes Community 18-12, Lane Tech 25-9, Lemont 24-8, Lincoln-Way East 20-13, Lockport 20-12-1, Mahomet-Seymour 24-7, Manteno 19-7, Marion 23-8, Maroa-Forsyth 23-4, Marquette 26-2, Monticello 30-4-1, Montini 22-12-1, Morton 23-9, Mount Carmel 17-14, Mt. Pulaski 25-3, Mundelein 22-7, Nashville 29-3, Normal University 27-10, Oak Forest 28-6, Oak Park-River Forest 22-13, O'Fallon 23-12, Oswego 19-11-1, Pleasant Plains 29-7, Prospect 18-13, Reavis 28-4, Richmond-Burton 21-12, Routt Catholic 29-7, Sacred Heart-Griffin 22-9, Sandburg 19-11, Sherrard 21-5, St. Charles East 13-13, St. Francis 20-12, St. Joseph-Ogden 32-4, St. Rita 22-12, Stevenson 22-13, Sycamore 24-7, Teutopolis 22-11, Tolono-Unity 21-10, Triad 21-12, Washington 22-7, Waubonsie Valley 22-9, Wauconda 21-10, Wheaton Academy 29-4, Willowbrook 23-10-2, Wilmington 24-1, Yorkville 21-11.

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2024 POWER 25 UPDATES


2023 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

4A

  1. Edwardsville
  2. Brother Rice
  3. New Trier
  4. York

3A

  1. Nazareth Academy
  2. Grayslake Central
  3. Sycamore
  4. Effingham

2A

  1. Joliet Catholic Academy
  2. Columbia
  3. DePaul College Prep
  4. Quincy Notre Dame

1A

  1. Gibault Catholic
  2. Henry-Senachwine
  3. Newman Catholic Central
  4. Goreville

POWER 25 UPDATES

2023 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK


    2022 IHSA SEASON RECAP

    2022 STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

    4A

    1. Edwardsville
    2. Mundelein
    3. Brother Rice
    4. McHenry

    3A

    1. Nazareth Academy
    2. Glenwood
    3. Washington Community
    4. Crystal Lake South

    2A

    1. Joliet Catholic Academy
    2. Richmond-Burton
    3. Columbia
    4. Maroa-Forsyth

    1A

    1. North Clay
    2. Brown County
    3. Ottawa Marquette
    4. LeRoy

    2022 POTY, ALL-STATE HONORS

    + PBR Illinois, Player of the Year: RHP/SS Owen Murphy
    + First Team, All-State
    + Second Team, All-State
    + Third Team, All-State

      2022 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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