The only team in Oak Forest's conference—South Suburban (Blue)—with a higher ranking is Lemont at No. 27.
Last year, Oak Forest had a 10-2 record and still looks to be formidable in the upcoming season. The ranking is slightly lower than last season, when the Bengals were ranked No. 30. But considering the team was rated in the 90s during the 2011-12 season, that's quite a jump.
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Other schools in the South Suburban (Blue) conference and in neighboring communities ranked accordingly:
- Tinley Park: 115
- Andrew: 78
- Bremen: 149
- Hillcrest: 362
The highest ranking school in the south suburbs is Lincoln-Way East at No. 3.
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Finally, in the totally meaningless ranking unless your job is to make up these kinds of rankings department, Oak Forest is at No. 691 nationally.
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