Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 2
No. 25 Crete-Monee (1-0) (25)
Last Week: Beat TF South, 42-7
This Week: @ Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: Crete-Monee gets out the gates with an impressive win over TF South. Brother Rice this week ramps up the Warriors schedule even higher.
No. 24 Phillips (0-1) (9)
Last Week: Lost to Fenwick, 34-26
This Week: vs. Richards @ Gately
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats just couldn't take advantage of an early 20-0 lead and lost to Fenwick. Richards will be yet another tough test for Phillips.
No. 23 Barrington (1-0) (24)
Last Week: Beat Glenbrook South, 41-15
This Week: vs. Prospect
EDGY's Take: The Broncos unleashed their potent running game all over Glenbrook South last Friday.
No. 22 Libertyville (1-0) (22)
Last Week: Beat Elk Grove, 29-0
This Week: vs. Batavia
EDGY's Take: Huge game for the Wildcats this week against the always physical Batavia Bulldogs.
No. 21 Batavia (1-0) (21)
Last Week: Beat Belleville West, 34-24
This Week: @ Libertyville
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs get a nice road win in Belleville and now look to take on one of the top teams in 7A this week.
No. 20 Montini (0-1) (11)
Last Week: Lost to Maine South, 44-13
This Week: vs. Lake Zurich
EDGY's Take: The Broncos need to recover quickly from a rough opening loss to Maine South. Montini's schedule allows them zero gimme's for nine straight weeks.
No. 19 Nazareth Academy (1-0) (19)
Last Week: Beat Dunbar, 56-12
This Week: vs. Leo
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners get an easy win over the Mighty Men and now host Leo this week.
No. 18 Stevenson (0-1) (12)
Last Week: Lost to Palatine, 28-20
This Week: @ Muskegan Mich.
EDGY's Take: Despite the loss to Palatine, the Patriots offense showed plenty of upside behind QB Aidan O'Connell.
No. 17 Fenwick (1-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Phillips, 34-26
This Week: vs. Bowen
EDGY's Take: Huge Week 1 upset win over Phillips for the Friars, who rallied from an early 20-0 deficit.
No. 16 Bolingbrook (0-1) (15)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 17-7
This Week: @ Bishop McNamara
EDGY's Take: The Raiders offense struggled but you can see that this team will keep getting better this season. Losing Wisconsin commit DE Izxayah Green-May to an injury is a huge loss however.
No. 15 Marist (0-1) (10)
Last Week: Lost to Brother Rice, 31-7
This Week: vs. Simeon
EDGY's Take: Not all is lost, Redhawks fans. Marist has a ton of young names to watch this season and I see better days ahead.
No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest (1-0) (20)
Last Week: Beat Simeon, 21-14
This Week: @ Addison Trail
EDGY's Take: The Huskies has an early 21-0 lead over Simeon then had to hang on for the 21-24 win.
No. 13 Maine South (1-0) (22)
Last Week: Beat Montini, 44-13
This Week: @ Loyola Academy
EDGY's Take: When the Hawks have a true dual threat quarterback like Nick Leongas beware. The running game led by RB Fotis Kokosioulis doesn't hurt either.
No. 12 Hinsdale Central (1-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Beat American Fork (UT), 42-12
This Week: @ Downers Grove South
EDGY's Take: QB Josh Bean is one of several names to watch this fall for the Red Devils.
No. 11 Neuqua Valley (1-0) (17)
Last Week: Beat Metea Valley, 35-7
This Week: vs. Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats got their offense kicked into gear in a win last Friday over Metea Valley.
No. 10 Prairie Ridge (1-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Cary-Grove, 26-14
This Week: vs. Huntley
EDGY's Take: From out of the fire to back into the fire this week against Huntley.
No. 9 Waubonsie Valley (1-0) (13)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 16-8
This Week: @ Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: Very close call win over Lake Park for Waubonsie Valley yet don't be fooled; this week is a huge road test at Glenbard North and the Warriors will be ready.
No. 8 Brother Rice (1-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Marist, 31-7
This Week: vs. Crete-Monee
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders put together just a very solid team win over neighborhood rival Marist at Soldier Field.
No. 7 Palatine (1-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Stevenson, 28-20
This Week: vs. Elk Grove
EDGY's Take: Hey don't sleep on senior RB Josh Turner, who had a big opening night for the Pirates.
No. 6 Mount Carmel (1-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Taft, 49-7
This Week: @ Gary Westside
EDGY's Take: The Caravan junior multi-sport athlete RB Alek Thomas is fun to watch.
No. 5 Lincoln-Way East (1-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat South Bend Adams, 49-12
This Week: vs. Belleville West @ Illinois Wesleyan
EDGY's Take: The Griffins will again hit the road for a non-conference match-up with downstate Belleville West at Illinois Wesleyan.
No. 4 Glenbard North (1-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Naperville Central, 35-6
This Week: vs. Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: Hosting Waubonsie Valley this Friday is one of the top state-wide this week
No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor (1-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove South, 56-6
This Week: vs. Hammond (Ind.)
EDGY's Take: Craig Buzea loves his Indiana friends and Hammond High visits the University of Homewood @ Flossmoor this week.
No. 2 Glenbard West (1-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 17-7
This Week: @ Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: Looks like a steady diet of power running game and the always lights-out defense for the Hitters again this fall. Why change what works, right?
No. 1 Loyola Academy (1-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Marquette, Wisc., 36-7
This Week: vs. Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers get a big test this week against the nearby Maine South Hawks.
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