1. Loyola Academy (9-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Mount Carmel, 49-21
This Week: vs. West Aurora
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers have been impressive all season long and closed out the regular season with a win over the Caravan.
2. Glenbard West (9-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Addison Trail, 48-28
This Week: vs. Moline
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers wind up in 7A but those first few rounds? Wow that's a rough draw to say the least.
3. Libertyville (9-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Lakes, 40-6
This Week: vs. Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats might have drawn the toughest opening round game of any high seed in the run happy Trojans.
4. Homewood-Flossmoor (8-1) (1)
Last Week: Lost to Bolingbrook, 22-21
This Week: vs. O'Fallon
EDGY's Take: OK, now it's time to get back to work. Trust me no one in Homewood or Flossmoor will take the Panthers lightly.
5. Montini Catholic (9-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Marmion Academy, 35-0
This Week: vs. Wauconda
EDGY's Take: The Broncos get a new view on the IHSA playoff bus in 6A...and still remain one of the favorites to play in DeKalb.
6. Naperville Central (8-1) (8)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 28-7
This Week: vs. Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks didn't draw anything easy here in Bolingbrook.
7. Phillips (9-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Perspectives, 55-0
This Week: vs. Genoa-Kingston
EDGY's Take: The only question these days is how healthy are the Wildcats?
8. Brother Rice (8-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat St. Rita, 37-21
This Week: vs. Bartlett
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders have a good chance to make a nice run in 8A.
9. Oak Park-River Forest (8-1) (11)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central, 39-7
This Week: vs. Fremd
EDGY's Take: The Huskies are getting it done with defense and a strong running game.
10. Lincoln-Way East (7-2) (12)
Last Week: Beat Sandburg, 25-21
This Week: vs. Jacobs
EDGY's Take: The Griffins defense will need to contend with Jacobs QB Chris Katernick.
11. Mount Carmel (7-2) (9)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 49-21
This Week: vs. Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: Did anyone in the state draw a tougher opening round game? Run versus run here.
12. Joliet Catholic (8-1) (13)
Last Week: Beat Marist, 35-28
This Week: vs. Vernon Hills
EDGY's Take: The Hillmen seem to be getting healthy at the right time of the year. VH QB Connor McNamara is a player.
13. Hinsdale Central (7-2) (10)
Last Week: Lost to OPRF, 39-7
This Week: vs. Neuqua Valley
EDGY's Take: Big loss last week to OPRF in several ways. The Red Devils will need to bring their A game in Round 1.
14. Huntley (9-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Dundee-Crown, 43-6
This Week: vs. Minooka
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders defense will need to slow down Minooka QB Johnny Carnagio this week.
15. Nazareth Academy (7-2) (15)
Last Week: Beat St. Viator, 49-22
This Week: vs. Sycamore
EDGY's Take: Not an easy draw at all playing the Spartans in Round 1.
16. Batavia (8-1) (16)
Last Week: Beat Streamwood, 51-7
This Week: vs. Pekin
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs are sick of me telling them they haven't won a 7A state playoff game, and I'm sick of saying it as well.
17. Simeon (7-2) (17)
Last Week: Beat Collins, 47-6
This Week: vs. Lincoln Park
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines seem to be under several radar screens for now in 7A. Big mistake my friends.
18. Glenbard North (7-2) (19)
Last Week: Beat Neuqua Valley, 42-28
This Week: @ Mount Carmel
EDGY's Take: Again not an easy draw at all here, yet the Panthers have won seven straight and seem to be clicking.
19. Cary-Grove (8-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 43-0
This Week: vs. Belleville West
EDGY's Take: The Trojans are just build for post-season football regardless of the class.
20. Lincoln-Way North (9-0) (21)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way West, 28-21 OT
This Week: vs. Champaign Centennial
EDGY's Take: The Phoenix have been playing on emotions all season and can that continue through the post-season?
21. Notre Dame (8-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Carmel, 25-13
This Week: vs. Marist
EDGY's Take: Well at least the Dons get another shot at the Redhawks who beat them 49-42 back in Week 4.
22. Neuqua Valley (6-3) (18)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard North, 42-28
This Week: @ Hinsdale Central
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats have talent and playoff potential but the turnovers need to stop immediately.
23. Barrington (8-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Hoffman Estates, 29-18
This Week: vs. Plainfield South
EDGY's Take: A game like this one is exactly why we all wanted to see the 1-32 seeding. Did anyone fathom Plainfield South at Barrington?
24. Maine South (7-2) (24)
Last Week: Beat Evanston, 34-31
This Week: vs. Plainfield North
EDGY's Take: The Hawks always seem to just find a way to win. Sophomore RB Fotis Kokosioulis strikes fear in every opposing defense and sports writer this season.
25. Geneva (8-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat Larkin, 41-27
This Week: vs. Oswego East
EDGY's Take: The Vikings have the potential to make a nice run in Class 7A.