Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 9
Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 9
Check out who's surging and who's flopping in EDGY Tim's Week 9 Preps Power Rankings.
25. Warren Township, 5-3 (16)
Last Week: Lost to Zion-Benton, 21-14
This Week: at Stevenson
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils will need to refocus after a surprising loss to the Zee-Bees.
No. 24 St. Charles North, 7-1 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Geneva, 45-21
This Week: vs. Batavia
EDGY's Take: The North Stars are going big-game hunting taking on Batavia this Friday.
No. 23 Providence Catholic, 5-3 (20)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 28-3
This Week: vs. Mount Carmel at Gately Stadium
EDGY's Take: The Celtics’ three losses have come to opponents with a combined 22-2 record.
No. 22 Oswego, 7-1 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield South, 34-3
This Week: at Plainfield Central
EDGY's Take: The Panthers are that one team other teams draw in the playoffs and say, "Who are they?" And then say, "I can't believe they beat us."
No. 21 Nazareth Academy, 7-1 (NR)
Last Week: Beat St. Viator, 35-7
This Week: at Marian Catholic
EDGY's Take: Beep-Beep! Here they come, Class 6A. Look out for the Roadrunners.
No. 20 Lyons Township, 6-2 (17)
Last Week: Lost to Hinsdale Central, 21-20
This Week: vs. OPRF
EDGY's Take: The Lions have lost two of their last three games. A win this week would be really, really nice in terms of playoff momentum.
No. 19 Bolingbrook, 7-1 (25)
Last Week: Beat Thornton, 22-6
This Week: at Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: The Raiders have to prepare for the state's top-ranked team on a short week, thanks to Saturday’s storms.
No. 18 St. Rita, 6-2 (24)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice, 23-6
This Week: vs. Marmion Academy
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs are in line for a strong seed in Class 7A.
No. 17 Crete-Monee, 7-1 (19)
Last Week: Beat Kankakee, 59-0
This Week: vs. Cahokia
EDGY's Take: The best part about playing the Commanches this week? It's a home game for Crete-Monee.
No. 16 Wheaton North, 6-2 (13)
Last Week: Lost to Naperville Central, 14-7
This Week: at Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: Old School football rules. Wheaton North has proven a lot of us wrong so far in 2017.
No. 15 Stevenson, 6-2 (18)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 42-0
This Week: vs. Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Patriots will now look to get a big Week 9 win (and improved playoff seeding) against the Blue Devils.
No. 14 Batavia, 8-0 (15)
Last Week: Beat Larkin, 35-6
This Week: at St. Charles North
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs’ defense has been as good as any in Illinois. But this week brings a whole new set of issues.
No. 13 Hinsdale Central, 6-2 (14)
Last Week: Beat Lyons Township, 21-20
This Week: at Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils have done a lot of things well so far this season.
No. 12 Naperville Central, 6-2 (12)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton North, 14-7
This Week: vs. Lake Park
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks have been as consistent as anyone in the tough — and wildly inconsistent — DuPage Valley this season.
No. 11 Huntley, 7-1 (11)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 51-26
This Week: at McHenry
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders have their sights on a state title in 8A.
No. 10 Barrington, 8-0 (10)
Last Week: Beat Schaumburg, 48-20
This Week: vs. Conant
EDGY's Take: The Broncos have chartered through the dangerous waters of the Mid-Suburban West exceptionally well.
No. 9 Homewood-Flossmoor, 7-1 (9)
Last Week: Beat Andrew, 41-17
This Week: at Sandburg
EDGY's Take: Vikings RB Justin Hall is averaging nearly nine yards a carry in 2017
No. 8 Glenbard West, 7-1 (8)
Last Week: Beat Beat Oak Park-River Forest, 24-14
This Week: vs Proviso West
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers staff has done a masterful job of adjusting and fixing early season issues on the fly.
No. 7 Loyola Academy, 7-1 (7)
Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic, 28-3
This Week: vs. Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: Loyola smothered Providence last Friday. QB Quinn Boyle has been outstanding so far this season.
No. 6 Phillips, 8-0 (6)
Last Week: Beat Solorio, 14-9
This Week: TBA, CPL Playoffs
EDGY's Take: A bit of concern after last week's close win over Solorio?
No. 5 Lake Zurich, 8-0 (5)
Last Week: Beat Libertyville, 40-14
This Week: at Mundelein
EDGY's Take: The Bears are heading towards Class 7A with a ton of momentum.
No. 4 Marist, 8-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Benet Academy, 38-24
This Week: vs. Joliet Catholic
EDGY's Take: One thing I know: this Marist team will NOT take its opening round opponent lightly.
No. 3 Maine South, 7-1 (3)
Last Week: Beat New Trier, 45-7
This Week: at Niles West
EDGY's Take: Trust me: you want nothing to do with these guys come 8A playoff time.
No. 2 Prairie Ridge, 8-0 (2)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 30-16
This Week: vs. Dundee-Crown
EDGY's Take: Gotta be impressed when the Wolves can beat a quality team in Jacobs, minus Superman (Samson Evans).
No. 1 Lincoln-Way East, 8-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat Thornwood, 49-6
This Week: at Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: Can the Griffins' defense lock down the versatile, athletic Bolingbrook offense?