1. Loyola Academy (10-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat West Aurora, 31-0
This Week: vs. Stevenson
EDGY's Take: Can the Ramblers turn the tables this time around? Both played each other in the 8A second round a season ago, a Loyola 24-21 loss.
2. Glenbard West (10-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Moline, 49-10
This Week: vs. Mount Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers will get to host the Caravan in one of the state's elite games this week.
3. Libertyville (10-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 56-24
This Week: vs. Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats will get their biggest test so far this season in the Griffins.
4. Homewood-Flossmoor (9-1) (4)
Last Week: Beat O'Fallon, 55-17
This Week: vs. New Trier
EDGY's Take: Can the Vikings take care of business in this North suburban versus South suburban battle?
5. Montini Catholic (10-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Wauconda, 35-7
This Week: vs. Kaneland
EDGY's Take: The Broncos defense will get another test this week in the Knights.
6. Naperville Central (9-1) (6)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 14-7
This Week: @ Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defense has been very strong all season long.
7. Phillips (10-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Genoa-Kingston, 41-7
This Week: @ Johnsburg
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats will have deja vu when they travel to Johnsburg for a second straight back to back 4A Round 2 game. Phillips beat the Skyhawks a year ago, 41-0.
8. Brother Rice (9-1) (8)
Last Week: Beat Bartlett, 49-21
This Week: vs. South Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders defense will need to defend a very potent Storm offense this week.
9. Oak Park-River Forest (9-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 26-17
This Week: vs. Palatine
EDGY's Take: The Huskies need to clean up the penalties from last week's win over Fremd.
10. Lincoln-Way East (8-2) (10)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 40-6
This Week: @ Libertyville
EDGY's Take: The Griffins had their own Riley Lees a few years back in All State Tommy Fuessel.
11. Mount Carmel (8-2) (11)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North, 42-15
This Week: @ Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: The Caravan just seem to find another gear in the postseason, and trust me it's not reverse or neutral.
12. Joliet Catholic (9-1) (12)
Last Week: Beat Vernon Hills, 48-29
This Week: vs. Marian Central Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Hillmen will take on the Hurricanes for the second time this season.
13. Huntley (10-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Minooka, 49-7
This Week: vs. Oswego
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders continue their tour of the Southwest Prairie conference when hosting Oswego.
14. Nazareth Academy (8-2) (15)
Last Week: Beat Sycamore, 38-6
This Week: @ Solorio
EDGY's Take: It took the Road Runner a half before kicking things into gear in beating Sycamore.
15. Batavia (9-1) (16)
Last Week: Beat Pekin, 56-7
This Week: @ Simeon
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs finally get that first elusive win in 7A, and can the Bulldogs play well on the road at Gately this week?
16. Neuqua Valley (7-3) (22)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central, 29-26
This Week: vs. Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats unsung hero all season has been senior RB/LB Nick Osicowicz.
17. Simeon (8-2) (17)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln Park, 51-6
This Week: vs. Batavia
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines will get their biggest test in weeks when they host Batavia.
18. Cary-Grove (9-1) (19)
Last Week: Beat Belleville West, 48-7
This Week: vs. Benet Academy
EDGY's Take: The Trojans will face a Benet Academy defense that has seen CG's style of offense more than once this fall.
19. Lincoln-Way North (10-0) (20)
Last Week: Beat Champaign Centennial, 41-0
This Week: @ Richards
EDGY's Take: The Phoenix beat Richards 30-29 back in Week 1. Expect another close game here.
20. Barrington (9-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield South, 41-12
This Week: @ Marist
EDGY's Take: A Broncos also get their biggest test to date this week on the South side.
21. Hinsdale Central (9-1) (13)
Last Week: Lost to Neuqua Valley, 29-26
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils will just simply reload.
22. Maine South (8-2) (24)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield North, 35-20
This Week: @ Normal Community
EDGY's Take: The Hawks hit the road this week to take on the Ironmen.
23. Geneva (9-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat Oswego East, 36-19
This Week: @ Bradley
EDGY's Take: The Vikings will take on a Boilermaker team that is just very tough at home.
24. Benet Academy (8-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat St. Charles North, 21-14
This Week: @ Cary-Grove
EDGY's Take: The Redwings defense will be asked to slow down the Cary-Grove power running game.
25. Prairie Ridge (9-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 56-12
This Week: vs. Lake Forest
EDGY's Take: The Wolves have been one of the most potent offenses in Chicagoland all season.