Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 5
No. 25 Naperville North (4-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 21-14
This Week: @ Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: The Huskies show they can also play some defense in their 21-14 win over Lake Park (2-2).
No. 24 Montini Catholic (3-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice, 29-28
This Week: @ Marmion Academy
EDGY's Take: The Broncos get a big win last week over CCL Blue Brother Rice but better not overlook the Cadets (4-0) this Friday in Aurora.
No. 23 Neuqua Valley (3-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 35-14
This Week: vs Thornwood
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats also get a rare Week 5 non-conference game hosting the Thunderbirds (0-4).
No. 22 Crete-Monee (3-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Bloom Township, 71-0
This Week: @ Rich East
EDGY's Take: The Warriors junior K Grace Miller made 8 PATs and a 20-yard field goal in Crete's win over Bloom.
No. 21 Glenbard West (3-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat York, 50-3
This Week: @ Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers are quietly getting their act together. Stay tuned.
No. 20 Huntley (3-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Hampshire, 56-14
This Week: vs Cary-Grove
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders offense will get a big test again this week against a very good Cary-Grove defense.
No. 19 Batavia (4-0) (20)
Last Week: Beat Elgin, 55-8
This Week: vs St. Charles East
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs face St. Charles East (3-1) in another huge Upstate 8 River conference showdown.
No. 18 Palatine (2-2) (14)
Last Week: Lost to Maine South, 17-14
This Week: @ Schaumburg
EDGY's Take: The Pirates hung tough against Maine South and Palatine will need to get its conference focus back this week at Schaumburg.
No. 17 Cary-Grove (3-1) (19)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 52-26
This Week: @ Huntley
EDGY's Take: You still haven't gone and seen football in the Fox Valley Conference? If not I highly suggest this week when the Trojans invade Huntley. Max Skol is still the man.
No. 16 Nazareth Academy (4-0) (18)
Last Week: Beat Carmel, 32-13
This Week: vs Benet Academy
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners get a huge test this week hosting the Redwings.
No. 15 Mount Carmel (3-1) (17)
Last Week: Beat DePaul Prep, 49-0
This Week: @ St. Rita
EDGY's Take: So is this the week that baseball standout QB Alek Thomas returns to football?
No. 14 Hoffman Estates (4-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Vernon Hills, 56-14
This Week: vs Conant
EDGY's Take: The Hawks have been rolling but no one needs to tell them some very important games are on the horizon, starting this week against Conant.
No. 13 Hinsdale Central (3-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 33-3
This Week: @ York
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils have a serious weapon in senior K Quentin Wallace.
No. 12 Stevenson (3-1) (13)
Last Week: Beat Mundelein, 35-7
This Week: @ Zion-Benton
EDGY's Take: The Patriots just keep rolling along winning games.
No. 11 Barrington (4-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Glenbrook South, 45-24
This Week: vs Fremd
EDGY's Take: The Broncos open up Mid Suburban West play this Friday hosting Fremd (0-4).
No. 10 Loyola Academy (3-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat St. Francis, 42-7
This Week: vs Fenwick
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers continue to improve each week and up next is the Friars.
No. 9 Lyons Township (4-0) (9)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 35-20
This Week: @ Leyden
EDGY's Take: While the offense gets the props, the Lions defense led by senior DL Mickey Brown and senior DE Andrew Ezell has also been a big key this season.
No. 8 Naperville Central (4-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 43-37
This Week: vs Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks pull off the come from behind win 43-37 over Waubonsie Valley 1-3) last Friday night.
No. 7 Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 48-20
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way West
EDGY's Take: Could Justin Hall be Player of the Year?
No. 6 Phillips (4-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Westinghouse, 47-6
This Week: vs Vocational
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats have relied on it's running game led by senior RB Craig Elmore.
No. 5 Lake Zurich (4-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Zion-Benton, 36-6
This Week: @ Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Bears get another big test this week on the road against the the surging Blue Devils (4-0).
No. 4 Marist (4-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Marian Central Catholic, 42-20
This Week: @ Marian Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks have gotten a strong season so far from QB Michael Markett.
No. 3 Maine South (3-1) (3)
Last Week: Beat Palatine, 17-14
This Week: vs Evanston
EDGY's Take: Central Suburban South play begins this week for the Hawks.
No. 2 Prairie Ridge (4-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 56-14
This Week: vs Bartlett
EDGY's Take: The Wolves get a rare Week 5 non-conference game on Friday hosting the Hawks.
No. 1 Lincoln-Way East (4-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Sandburg, 47-6
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: The Griffins will get another big test this week at district rival Lincoln-Way Central. No love lost between these two.