Best of the Century: 2000-2017
The more data we load into the computer, the more accurate the ratings become. Therefore, we took data from 18
football seasons in Illinois, added it all together and ran it through the computer as if it had all been played in one
The following pages contain composite ratings over 18 football seasons from 2000 through 2017. These include
individual team ratings, as well as comparisons of all the football conferences in Illinois.
A few notes: Schools that dropped high school football, closed their doors, changed their names, split in two or
otherwise disappeared will not be seen in the rating. If they played at least one of the 18 seasons between
2000-2017, however, they can still be found in a separate unranked list at the bottom of this rating.
It should be noted that all schools and conferences start with a rating of 500, and 500 is therefore the average
rating for any school or conference.
Because it's impossible to gauge the competitiveness of out-of-state schools, we do not count games
against out-of-state opponents in these ratings. Schools that played out-of-state games may therefore
be missing those games from their won-lost records.
Best of the century, all schools
Best of the century, by conference
Best of the century, by alphabetical order
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