Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 5
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No. 25 Bradley Bourbonnais (4-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Sandburg, 42-30
This Week: vs Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Boilermakers have one of the state's biggest offensive threats in Iowa commit senior RB Cam Harrell.
No. 24 Naperville North (4-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 28-23
This Week: vs Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: The Huskies running game has been key this season thus far, not to mention an overall senior-heavy lineup.
No. 23 Lyons Township (4-0) (25)
Last Week: Beat Leyden, 38-13
This Week: @ Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: The Lions will get it' biggest challenge this season on Saturday at Glenbard West
No. 22 Bolingbrook (2-2) (18)
Last Week: Lost to Lincoln-Way East, 41-23
This Week: @ Bradley
EDGY's Take: Bolingbrook better recover from its loss to Lincoln-Way East in a hurry. Bradley is hungry for a statement win and is very capable.
No. 21 Cary-Grove (3-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 35-14
This Week: vs Huntley
EDGY's Take: The Trojans get another great Fox Valley conference test on Friday hosting the Red Raiders.
No. 20 Phillips (3-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Westinghouse, 48-6
This Week: vs CVS @ Gately
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats junior QB J'Bore Gibbs deserves your attention this season.
No. 19 Libertyville (3-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 40-7
This Week: @ Lake Forest
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a big, big road test on Friday at Lake Forest.
No. 18 Maine South (3-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Conant, 45-7
This Week: vs Niles North
EDGY's Take: The Hawks look this week to add to “The Streak” which sits at 75 consecutive CSL South conference wins.
No. 17 Batavia (4-0) (19)
Last Week: Beat Elgin, 48-0
This Week: @ St. Charles East
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs defense will need to handle a very strong St. Charles East option attack on the road this week.
No. 16 Stevenson (3-1) (17)
Last Week: Beat Mundelein, 48-6
This Week: vs Zion-Benton
EDGY's Take: The Patriots get the running game going in beating Mundelein.
No. 15 Barrington (4-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Evanston, 35-7
This Week: @ Fremd
EDGY's Take: The Broncos begin Mid-Suburban West play on the road a perpetually tough Fremd squad.
No. 14 Marist (3-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Marian Central Catholic, 45-0
This Week: vs Marian Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defense pitches a shutout against Carmel, and that's impressive stuff.
No. 13 Oak Park-River Forest (4-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 42-8
This Week: @ Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Huskies offense has been clicking all season long.
No. 12 Fenwick (4-0) (13)
Last Week: Beat Leo, 38-6
This Week: vs Loyola @ Triton College
EDGY's Take: Another huge game this week hosting Loyola. Can the Friars shock the state's #1 ranked team?
No. 11 Hinsdale Central (4-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat York, 35-7
This Week: @ Proviso West
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils are gearing up for a pretty rough end of the season slate in the West Suburban Silver.
No. 10 Prairie Ridge (4-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 56-7
This Week: @ Bartlett
EDGY's Take: The Wolves defense has been stellar over the past two weeks in particular.
No. 9 Mount Carmel (3-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat DePaul Prep, 49-8
This Week: vs St. Rita @ Gately
EDGY's Take: It's Rita Week at Mount Carmel-- always a big game for both schools and alumni.
No. 8 Glenbard North (3-1) (8)
Last Week: Beat Thornton, 45-21
This Week: @ Naperville North
EDGY's Take: The Panthers get a nice Saturday road win at Thornton and now square off against Naperville North on Friday.
No. 7 Neuqua Valley (4-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 48-19
This Week: @ Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats now hit the road to Indianapolis to take on the 2-3 Bishop Chatard Trojans.
No. 6 Lincoln-Way East (3-1) (6)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 41-23
This Week: vs Thornton Township
EDGY's Take: Can the Griffins cut down on the turnovers? Longtime rival Thornton brings another challenge for East on Friday.
No. 5 Brother Rice (4-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Montini, 42-7
This Week: @ Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders also get back into CCL Blue play on Friday at the Emerald Isle.
No. 4 Palatine (4-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat New Trier, 41-21
This Week: @ Hoffman Estates
EDGY's Take: The Pirates now head into Mid-Suburban West play on the road at 4-0 Hoffman Estates.
No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Lockport, 53-24
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way West
EDGY's Take: Senior QB Bryant Wright continues to impress for the Vikings in 2016.
No. 2 Glenbard West (4-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North 35-0
This Week: vs Lyons Township
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers defense will get a big test on Saturday hosting Lyons Township.
No. 1 Loyola Academy (4-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat St. Francis, 55-0
This Week: vs Fenwick @ Triton College
EDGY's Take: Loyola gets a nice CCL crossover test on Friday against the surging Friars.
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