Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 4
No. 25 Montini Catholic (2-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Fenwick, 28-7
This Week: vs Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: The Broncos bounce back after a tough loss last week at Lake Zurich this week with an impressive 28-7 win over Fenwick to open CCL Green play.
No. 24 Neuqua Valley (2-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 29-7
This Week: @ Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a huge rivalry game win over Waubonsie Valley last Friday. Keep an eye on senior QB Jake Eskoff.
No. 23 Crete-Monee (2-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat West Lafayette, Indiana, 44-29
This Week: vs Bloom Township
EDGY's Take: The Warriors defeat a Top 10-ranked team from Indiana on Saturday at Purdue.
No. 22 Glenbard West (2-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat Addison Trail, 35-10
This Week: vs York
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers get a huge second half 90 yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Tyquan Cox then never looked back in beating Addison Trail 35-10.
No. 21 Huntley (2-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Dundee-Crown, 56-12
This Week: vs Hampshire
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders offense has a ton of speed led by senior QB Eric Mooney.
No. 20 Batavia (3-0) (22)
Last Week: Beat Streamwood, 56-0
This Week: @ Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs also can beat teams with the run and the pass this season. The Batavia defense? Nasty.
No. 19 Cary-Grove (2-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Hampshire, 57-14
This Week: vs Jacobs
EDGY's Take: The Trojans defense is a strength but that offense is also starting to get rolling. Do not overlook this team in 2017.
No. 18 Nazareth Academy (3-0) (18)
Last Week: Beat Notre Dame, 28-15
This Week: @ Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners offense can have four to five big time playmakers on the field at any given time this season.
No. 17 Mount Carmel (2-1) (11)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 31-7
This Week: vs DePaul Prep
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will look to regroup this week against DePaul Prep.
No. 16 Hoffman Estates (3-0) (17)
Last Week: Beat Deerfield, 34-7
This Week: vs Vernon Hills
EDGY's Take: The Hawks offense is explosive as anyone in the Mid Suburban Conference led senior QB Austin Coalston.
No. 15 Hinsdale Central (2-1) (16)
Last Week: Beat OPRF, 21-13
This Week: vs Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils have Homecoming this week and will take on Downers Grove North on Saturday.
No. 14 Palatine (2-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Evanston, 35-12
This Week: vs Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Pirates get another big test this week hosting Maine South.
No. 13 Stevenson (2-1) (14)
Last Week: Beat Lake Forest, 36-9
This Week: vs Mundelein
EDGY's Take: The Patriots are starting to see QB Grayson Kubow emerge and give the Stevenson offense a passing threat to go along with a strong running game.
No. 12 St. Charles East (3-0) (13)
Last Week: Beat Geneva, 23-16
This Week: vs St. Charles North
EDGY's Take: Big time rivalry game this week for the Saints who host St. Charles North.
No. 11 Barrington (3-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat New Trier, 36-9
This Week: vs Glenbrook South
EDGY's Take: The Broncos are also getting another big year from senior QB Ray Niro. Barrington just seems to find a way to reload better than most programs.
No. 10 Loyola Academy (2-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat Mount Carmel, 31-7
This Week: @ St. Francis
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers are getting an MVP-type of season so far from senior QB Quinn Boyle as the Ramblers offense looked sharp on Saturday over Mount Carmel.
No. 9 Lyons Township (3-0) (9)
Last Week: Beat York, 33-8
This Week: vs Proviso West
EDGY's Take: QB Ben Bryant (Cincinnati) has already thrown 11 touchdowns passes this season.
No. 8 Naperville Central (3-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Metea Valley, 55-7
This Week: @ Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks offense scored on all nine possession in last week's lopsided win over Metea Valley.
No. 7 Homewood-Flossmoor (3-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Stagg, 48-0
This Week: vs Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Vikings get its biggest test of the season this Friday hosting the surging Bolingbrook Raiders (3-0).
No. 6 Phillips (3-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Simeon, 14-0
This Week: @ Westinghouse
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats defense played great on Saturday night against Simeon. Phillips also got some big yards from senior RB Craig Elmore in the win.
No. 5 Lake Zurich (3-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 44-0
This Week: vs Zion-Benton
EDGY's Take: The Bears defense has allowed just 10 points in three weeks so far in 2017.
No. 4 Marist (3-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Carmel, 45-14
This Week: @ Marian Central Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks head North this coming Friday and take on the Hurricanes in Woodstock.
No. 3 Maine South (2-1) (3)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 37-14
This Week: @ Palatine
EDGY's Take: Has anyone in the state played a tougher first four-week schedule than the Hawks? This week at Palatine is another quality opponent for Maine South.
No. 2 Prairie Ridge (3-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake Central, 56-13
This Week: @ Crystal Lake South
EDGY's Take: The Wolves are starting to kick into a high gear and have a handful of major tests remaining on the schedule
No. 1 Lincoln-Way East (3-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Andrew, 42-2
This Week: vs Sandburg
EDGY's Take: The Griffins defense continues to impress this season led by Northwestern four-star commit DE Devin O'Rourke.