1. Homewood-Flossmoor (5-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Lockport, 48-0
This Week: @ Joliet West
EDGY's Take: At what point do Vikings fans begin to wonder if, and when, this team will be tested?
2. Mount Carmel (5-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat DeLaSalle, 63-0
This Week: @ Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: The Caravan defense will get a test on the road this week against pass-happy Brother Rice.
3. Glenbard West (5-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Lyons Township, 35-0
This Week: vs Hinsdale Central
EDGY's Take: Senior RB Sam Brodner can make a 7-yard run look spectacular.
4. Loyola Academy (5-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat St. Ignatius, 35-7
This Week: @ Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: Could this be a trap game on the road Friday night against the Celtics, who are fighting to get back to .500?
5. Libertyville (5-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Stevenson, 35-7
This Week: vs Lake Zurich
EDGY's Take: QB Riley Lees gets the hype (and deservedly so) yet the Wildcats defense also is a real strength this fall.
6. Joliet Catholic (5-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Marian Central Catholic, 41-3
This Week: @ Marian Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers have been making it look pretty easy so far in 2015.
7. Montini Catholic (5-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Leo, 41-0
This Week: @ St. Joseph
EDGY's Take: The Broncos also have been cruising, and the defense is taking shape nicely.
8. Phillips (5-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Vocational, 62-0
This Week: vs King
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats led Vocational 62-0 at halftime.
9. Naperville Central (4-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 20-8
This Week: @ Batavia
EDGY's Take: Hands down one of the most intriguing non-conference matchups all season here. The Redhawks will walk into a hostile Dawg Pound on Friday night.
10. Neuqua Valley (4-1) (11)
Last Week: Beat Bartlett, 21-7
This Week: vs Naperville North
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats just get the job done week in and week out.
11. Hinsdale Central (5-0) (13)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 48-7
This Week: @ Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: No question this week presents the Red Devils' biggest challenge of the 2015 season on the road at Duchon Field.
12. Oak Park-River Forest (5-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 44-20
This Week: @ York
EDGY's Take: The Huskies can beat teams with the pass and the run, and senior RB Antonio Cannon leads a deep group of running backs.
13. Lincoln-Way East (4-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 28-0
This Week: vs. Lockport
EDGY's Take: The Griffins defense has been strong all season, including last Friday's 28-0 win over Bolingbrook, holding the Raiders to just 55 rushing yards.
14. Stevenson (3-2) (9)
Last Week: Lost to Libertyville, 35-7
This Week: @ Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Patriots just couldn't get their offense in full gear in Friday's loss to Libertyville. That will need to change this week against the Blue Devils on the road.
15. Batavia (5-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat St. Charles North, 48-28
This Week: vs Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: While the annual rivalry game against Geneva is always huge in Batavia, this week against Naperville Central will come pretty close to matching that excitement.
16. Barrington (5-0 ) (18)
Last Week: Beat Schaumburg, 35-28
This Week: @ Conant
EDGY's Take: The Broncos will get a huge test this week on the road against the surging Cougars.
17. Huntey (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Cary-Grove, 29-8
This Week: vs Jacobs
EDGY's Take: Huntley beat Cary-Grove for the first time in school history at the varsity level. Time to get back to work against Jacobs (5-0) this week.
18. Oswego (4-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Romeoville, 50-14
This Week: vs Oswego East
EDGY's Take: The Panthers won their 31st straight Southwest Prairie conference game last Friday over Romeoville.
19. Simeon (3-2) (21)
Last Week: Beat Curie, 33-21
This Week: vs North Lawndale
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines needed to come from behind to beat Curie as QB Dakota Turner threw four touchdown passes in the win.
20. New Trier (5-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Evanston, 14-12
This Week: vs Waukegan
EDGY's Take: The Trevians win the 106th meeting with Evanston and now set their sights on ending The Streak soon.
21. Brother Rice (4-2) (25)
Last Week: Beat St. Laurence, 52-35
This Week: vs Mount Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders will look to upset rival Mount Carmel on Friday night. Expect a packed house at Brother Rice.
22. Nazareth Academy (4-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Marian Catholic, 49-7
This Week: vs Benet Academy
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners will get another big test this week hosting Benet Academy. Senior RB Ivory Kelly-Martin is having an All-State caliber season.
23. Glenbard North (3-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Naperville North, 46-6
This Week: @ Wheaton North
EDGY's Take: The Panthers have bounced back well since starting the season at 0-2. Junior RB Vittorio Tricase is a name you need to know.
24. Cary-Grove (4-1) (19)
Last Week: Lost to Huntley, 29-8
This Week: @ McHenry
EDGY's Take: The Trojans will go back to work this week after a tough loss last Friday to Huntley.
25. Conant (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 26-17
This Week: vs Barrington
EDGY's Take: The Cougars go back to the running game to upset Fremd last Friday night. Beware of this Conant team, folks.