1. Homewood-Flossmoor (7-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way East, 28-3
This Week: @ Sandburg
EDGY's Take: The Vikings defense has allowed just 59 points in seven games so far in 2015.
2. Loyola Academy (7-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat DePaul Prep, 42-0
This Week: @ St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers get a good test on the road this week in a Mustangs team fighting for it's postseason lives.
3. Glenbard West (7-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat OPRF, 34-7
This Week: vs. Proviso West
EDGY's Take: Senior QB Brian Cochrane has been a big key in the Hilltoppers play action passing game this season.
4. Libertyville (7-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Warren Township, 48-21
This Week: @ Mundelein
EDGY's Take: Trust me it's much more than just QB Riley Lees for the Wildcats this season.
5. Joliet Catholic (7-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Nazareth Academy, 38-35
This Week: @ Benet Academy
EDGY's Take: So which JCA team will stand up? When the good JCA team is on the field they are state title capable in 5A no question.
6. Montini Catholic (7-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat St. Francis, 27-8
This Week: @ Fenwick
EDGY's Take: The Broncos defense again plays well in a big win over the Spartans.
7. Phillips (7-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Raby, 34-0
This Week: @ Solorio
EDGY's Take: Will the Wildcats get a decent test again this week against Solorio?
8. Naperville Central (6-1) (8)
Last Week: Beat Naperville North, 41-10
This Week: vs. Wheaton North
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks offense continues to make needed improvement here.
9. Brother Rice (6-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Legal Prep, 1-0 (forfeit)
This Week: vs. Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: Will the Crusaders take it easy on Providence Catholic (2-5) this week now that the Celtics are out of playoff contention? Nope.
10. Mount Carmel (6-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat Leo, 38-12
This Week: Forfeit 1-0 win over Hales Franciscan
EDGY's Take: The Caravan get a chance to heal up this week with the forfeit win over Hales. Is that a good thing or a bad thing heading into a Week 9 showdown against Loyola?
11. Neuqua Valley (6-1) (11)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton North, 34-17
This Week: vs. Lake Park
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats have one of the state's best group of receivers including junior WR Isaiah Robertson.
12. Hinsdale Central (6-1) (14)
Last Week: Beat Lyons Township, 51-21
This Week: @ Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: This week in Darien has trap game written all over it for the Red Devils. Beware here Hinsdale Central.
13. Oak Park-River Forest (6-1) (12)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 34-7
This Week: @ Lyons Township
EDGY's Take: Can the Huskies survive a sudden rash of injuries?
14. Lincoln-Way East (5-2) (13)
Last Week: Lost to H-F, 28-3
This Week: @ Joliet Central
EDGY's Take: The Griffins will look to bounce back this week and prepare for the 7A state playoffs.
15. Huntley (7-0) (17)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 36-13
This Week: @ McHenry
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders seem to have a game this week against McHenry who teachers strike appears to have ended this weekend.
16. Oswego (6-1 ) (18)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield East, 28-7
This Week: @ Plainfield North
EDGY's Take: The Panthers will get a good test this week from the explosive Tigers offense on the road at Plainfield North.
17. Simeon (5-2) (19)
Last Week: Beat Dunbar, 48-0
This Week: vs. Taft
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines look to lock in a state playoff bid this week with a win against Taft.
18. Nazareth Academy (5-2) (15)
Last Week: Lost to JCA, 38-35
This Week: vs. Marist
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners looked more like itself in the second quarter of a 38-35 loss to JCA. Senior ATH Julian Love (Notre Dame) is always a factor.
19. Batavia (6-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Elgin, 49-0
This Week: @ Geneva
EDGY's Take: The Big One is this week in Geneva.
20. Waubonsie Valley (5-2) (22)
Last Week: Beat East Aurora, 49-6
This Week: @ Naperville North
EDGY's Take: Can the Warriors offensive outburst the past few weeks continue into the postseason?
21. Glenbard North (5-2) (23)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 42-3
This Week: vs. Metea Valley
EDGY's Take: The Panthers have won five straight games and are starting to peak at the right time of the year.
22. Geneva (7-0) (24)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard East, 39-21
This Week: vs. Batavia
EDGY's Take: The Vikings will host Batavia in one of the oldest and best rivalry games in Illinois this Friday night.
23. Cary-Grove (6-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 51-20
This Week: @ Dundee-Crown
EDGY's Take: Was I the only one really, really impressed with the Trojans big win on Saturday over Jacobs?
24. Lincoln-Way North (7-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Thornton Township, 28-26
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: The Phoenix are making the most out of it's last season ever.
25. Sandburg (6-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Joliet West, 35-14
This Week: vs. Homewood-Flossmoor
EDGY's Take: QB Alec Fidan for Mayor, or some other worthy position of power in Orland Park these days.