1. Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Joliet Central, 60-0
This Week: @ Lockport
EDGY's Take: The Vikings just keep rolling along and at this stage is the lack of punch in the schedule a concern here?
2. Mount Carmel (4-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat St. Rita, 35-14
This Week: @ DeLaSalle
EDGY's Take: The Caravan get the win over St. Rita as the defense continues to shine.
3. Glenbard West (4-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 41-0
This Week: @ Lyons Township
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers will get a good test on the road this week against the under the radar Lyons.
4. Loyola Academy (4-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Fenwick, 54-16
This Week: vs. St. Ignatius
EDGY's Take: Many seem to feel that the Ramblers are the best potential challenger in 8A. I wouldn't argue that point too much to be honest.
5. Libertyville (4-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Lake Forest, 42-7
This Week: @ Stevenson
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats schedule gets much better starting this Friday. Game of the Year in the North suburbs?
6. Joliet Catholic (4-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat St. Viator, 48-0
This Week: vs. Marian Central Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers defense has also played at a very high level this season. Coach (Dan Sharp) vs. player (Mike Maloney) this week.
7. Montini Catholic (4-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat DeLaSalle, 38-0
This Week: @ Leo
EDGY's Take: The Broncos can argue that they have been playing as strong so far this season than anyone in Chicagoland.
8. Phillips (3-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Julian, 40-0
This Week: vs. Vocational
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats will need to just stay focused and healthy from here on out.
9. Stevenson (3-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Wauconda, 20-7
This Week: vs. Libertyville
EDGY's Take: Can the Patriots defense contain Riley Lees this Friday night?
10. Naperville Central (3-1) (4)
Last Week: Lost to Waubonsie Valley, 15-14
This Week: vs. Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks lost a tough one on the road at Waubonsie Valley. Can the offense kick things into another gear?
11. Neuqua Valley (3-1) (19)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 28-14
This Week: @ Bartlett
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats could very well be the last team standing in the crowded DuPage Valley Conference race.
12. Waubonsie Valley (3-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Naperville Central, 15-14
This Week: @ Metea Valley
EDGY's Take: Beat Naperville Central and then get ranked behind them? It's called EDGY Core math kids follow along it's fun.
13. Hinsdale Central (4-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat York, 52-21
This Week: vs. Proviso West
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils are just putting up silly points and offense so far this season. The second half of the schedule will tell us more.
14. Oak Park-River Forest (4-0) (13)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 41-0
This Week: vs. Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: Potentially one of the best defenses in Chicagoland here?
15. Lincoln-Way East (3-1) (14)
Last Week: Beat Stagg, 50-0
This Week: @ Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Griffins will travel to Bolingbrook to play in the Forever Thankful for the I-355 Extension Bowl.
16. Batavia (4-0 ) (15)
Last Week: Beat St. Charles East, 28-0
This Week: @ St. Charles North
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs will have its hands full this week against the better than you think North Stars.
17. Lincoln-Way West (4-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Andrew, 50-12
This Week: vs. Thornton Township
EDGY's Take: The Warriors also will need to bring its A game against a surging Thornton Township (4-0) squad.
18. Barrington (4-0) (17)
Last Week: Beat Wheeling, 42-21
This Week: @ Schaumburg
EDGY's Take: The Broncos begin a very tough portion of the regular season schedule starting this week on the road at Schaumburg (3-1).
19. Cary-Grove (4-0) (18)
Last Week: Beat Woodstock North, 34-0
This Week: @ Huntley
EDGY's Take: Huge game in the FVC Valley side of the conference. Two distinct styles of offense here.
20. Oswego (3-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Minooka, 42-7
This Week: @ Romeoville
EDGY's Take: The Panthers have now won 30 straight Southwest Prairie conference games.
21. Simeon (2-2) (21)
Last Week: Beat Lane Tech, 56-0
This Week: vs. Curie
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines took care of business against Lane Tech and get a good test this week against the Condors.
22. Fremd (4-0) (22)
Last Week: Beat Buffalo Grove, 59-20
This Week: @ Conant
EDGY's Take: Another huge game in the Mid Suburban as Conant (4-0) could very well be the best team in the Mid Suburban West.
23. New Trier (4-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Highland Park, 40-13
This Week: @ Evanston
EDGY's Take: The Trevians also need to turn up the intensity this week on the road against the Wildkits.
24. Marian Central Catholic (4-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Nazareth Academy, 34-19
This Week: @ Joliet Catholic
EDGY's Take: If anyone knows the ins and outs of the JCA offense it's Hurricanes head coach and former All State JCA linemen Mike Maloney.
25. Brother Rice (3-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat St. Francis, 46-33
This Week: @ St. Laurence
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders bounce back well from last week's loss to Loyola in beating a good St. Francis team.