1. Homewood-Flossmoor (6-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Joliet West, 44-6
This Week: vs. Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: The Southwest Suburban Blue title game this week?
2. Loyola Academy (6-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic 31-7
This Week: vs. DePaul Prep
EDGY's Take: Can the Ramblers win it all in Class 8A?
3. Glenbard West (6-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central, 35-24
This Week: @ Oak Park-River Forest
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers always have a chance with senior RB Sam Brodner on the field.
4. Libertyville (6-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Lake Zurich, 41-21
This Week: vs. Warren Township
EDGY's Take: Could this week be a potential trap game against the up-and-coming Blue Devils?
5. Joliet Catholic (6-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Marian Catholic, 53-9
This Week: vs. Nazareth Academy
EDGY's Take: Huge ESCC title game/rematch from one of the best regular season games last season.
6. Montini Catholic (6-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat St. Joseph, 42-0
This Week: vs. St. Francis
EDGY's Take: The Broncos will get a much-needed test this week from their old-school rival, the Spartans.
7. Phillips (6-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat King, 42-0
This Week: vs. Raby
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats need to stay healthy come Week 10 and beyond. Class 3A for Phillips this playoff season? It's possible.
8. Naperville Central (5-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Batavia, 34-14
This Week: vs. Naperville North
EDGY's Take: Passing! Offense! Points! The Redhawks got the offense in gear against Batavia last Friday.
9. Brother Rice (5-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Mount Carmel, 31-14
This Week: vs. Legal Prep Academy
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders offense can - and will - challenge anyone who comes calling in 8A this postseason.
10. Mount Carmel (5-1) (2)
Last Week: Lost to Brother Rice, 31-14
This Week: vs. Leo
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will need to recover and focus on improving the pass defense from here on out.
11. Neuqua Valley (5-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat Naperville North, 34-7
This Week: @ Wheaton North
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats have simply been very good - and one of the best teams in the southwest suburbs- since a Week 1 loss.
12. Oak Park-River Forest (6-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat York, 21-6
This Week: vs. Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: It's the game the Huskies have been quietly getting jacked up to play all season.
13. Lincoln-Way Way East (5-1) (13)
Last Week: Beat Lockport, 48-6
This Week: @ Homewood-Flossmoor
EDGY's Take: Time to strap it up and see what the Griffins have in store for the state's top ranked team.
14. Hinsdale Central (5-1) (11)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 35-24
This Week: vs. Lyons Township
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils definitely gave Glenbard West a game. They just need to find a way to finish.
15. Nazareth Academy (5-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Benet Academy, 33-0
This Week: @ Joliet Catholic
EDGY's Take: Nazareth Academy gets a chance to show just how good it can be on the road at JCA on Friday night.
16. Barrington (6-0 ) (16)
Last Week: Beat Conant, 40-34
This Week: @ Palatine
EDGY's Take: The Broncos get head coach Joe Sanchez career win No. 100 on homecoming last Saturday over Conant.
17. Huntley (6-0) (17)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 22-19
This Week: vs. Crystal Lake South
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders are undefeated but if the turnovers continue they won't be undefeated for long. The Huntley defensive line is very strong this season.
18. Oswego (5-1) (18)
Last Week: Beat Oswego East, 22-19
This Week: vs. Plainfield East
EDGY's Take: The Panthers will need to be aware of a better-than-you-think Plainfield East defense this week.
19. Simeon (4-2) (19)
Last Week: Beat North Lawndale, 46-12
This Week: @ Dunbar
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines take on an old rival this week in the Mightymen. Has the Simeon offense found a new gear?
20. New Trier (6-0) (20)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 50-0
This Week: vs. Maine South
EDGY's Take: Can the Trevians snap the Maine South conference winning streak at 72 games and counting? Also, when was the last time the Trevians have been the early favorite in this game?
21. Batavia (5-1) (15)
Last Week: Lost to Naperville Central, 34-14
This Week: vs. Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs will undoubtedly be better off come state playoff time after playing against 8A power Naperville Central last Friday.
22. Waubonsie Valley (4-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 27-0
This Week: @ East Aurora
EDGY's Take: The Warriors get a big win over old school DVC power Wheaton South and send the Tigers home for the postseason for only the third time since 1987.
23. Glenbard North (4-2) (23)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton North, 14-0
This Week: @ Lake Park
EDGY's Take: Glenbard North has now won four straight games since a rough 0-2 start. You've all been warned.
24. Cary-Grove (5-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat McHenry, 1-0
This Week: vs. Jacobs
EDGY's Take: The Trojans get a forfeit win over McHenry, whose district was on strike. Huge game this week against Jacobs.
25. Geneva (6-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat St. Charles East, 27-26
This Week: @ Glenbard East
EDGY's Take: The Vikings get a close win over St. Charles East. Geneva has been a real handful this season.