Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings.
1. Lincoln-Way East 7-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat Lockport, 63-0
This Week: Thursday @ Thornwood
EDGY's Take: The Griffins defense has allowed just 38 points so far this season.
2. Batavia 7-0 (3)
Last Week: Beat St. Charles East, 21-0
This Week: vs St. Charles North
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs pick up the win on the Saints' home field but it wasn't easy. Neither will this week against the North Stars.
3. Brother Rice 7-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Marmion Academy, 40-0
This Week: vs Leo
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders are on track for earning a high seed in the IHSA state playoffs.
4. Marist 6-1 (9)
Last Week: Beat Nazareth Academy, 34-13
This Week: vs Marian Central Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defense and QB Mike Markett came through in a big way in a statement win at Nazareth.
5. Mount Carmel 6-1 (5)
Last Week: Forfeit win over Providence Catholic, 1-0
This Week: @ St. Laurence
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will look to get back to on the field action this week. They face a St. Laurence team that now features Frank Lenti as an advisor.
6. Homewood-Flossmoor 6-1 (6)
Last Week: Beat Bradley, 48-14
This Week: vs Andrew
EDGY's Take: The Vikings will look to beat an up-and-coming Andrew team this week.
7. Cary-Grove 7-0 (7)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 49-14
This Week: @ Prairie Ridge
EDGY's Take: The Fox Valley Super Bowl is this Friday.
8. Simeon 6-0 (8)
Last Week: vs Hubbard, 6:00 p.m. Monday at Gately
This Week: @ Taft
EDGY's Take: Simeon will need to play two games this week. And if any team in the CPL is ready for that test, it's the Wolverines.
9. Nazareth Academy 6-1 (2)
Last Week: Lost to Marist, 34-13
This Week: vs Joliet Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Roadrunners will need to get back to work and repair a few leaks that developed in their loss to Marist.
10. Maine South 6-1 (10)
Last Week: Beat Glenbrook South, 44-7
This Week: vs New Trier
EDGY's Take: The Hawks will look to get closer to winning the Central Suburban South. Big test with rival New Trier this week.
11. Oswego 7-0 (11)
Last Week: Beat Oswego East, 32-0
This Week: vs Joliet Central
EDGY's Take: The Panthers are on a serious roll. QB Noah Parker is a name you need to know.
12. Glenbard West 6-1 (12)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central, 21-7
This Week: vs Oak Park-River Forest
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers get a big win over Hinsdale Central. But another big test awaits on Saturday with OPRF.
13. Richards 7-0 (13)
Last Week: Beat Lemont, 33-3
This Week: @ Reavis
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs defense simply locked down Lemont last Friday.
14. Phillips 4-2 (14)
Last Week: @ Lane Tech, 12:00 p.m. Monday
This Week: vs Westinghouse
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats are also ready for two games this week: Lane Tech and then Westinghouse.
15. Willowbrook 7-0 (15)
Last Week: Beat Morton, 42-0
This Week: @ Proviso East
EDGY's Take: The Warriors are on pace for a high seed in the IHSA state playoff field.
16. Naperville Central 5-2 (16)
Last Week: Beat Neuqua Valley, 21-14
This Week: @ Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks pulled out a last minute win on Saturday over Neuqua Valley.
17. Bolingbrook 6-1 (17)
Last Week: Beat Thornridge, 60-0
This Week: vs Thornton Township
EDGY's Take: The Raiders will get a much bigger test this week against the Wildcats.
18. Montini 6-0 (18)
Last Week: Beat Fenwick, 42-0
This Week: @ Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Broncos beat Fenwick on Sunday; now they face Providence Catholic on Friday. That's two games in a week kids.
19. Stevenson 6-1 (20)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 42-0
This Week: @ Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Patriots will need to hit the road and take on up-and-coming Warren Township in Gurnee.
20. New Trier 6-1 (21)
Last Week: Beat Niles North, 42-7
This Week: @ Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Trevians will try to beat longtime rival Maine South this week.
21. St. Charles North 6-1 (22)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North, 38-14
This Week: @ Batavia
EDGY's Take: The North Stars hit the road and take on Batavia in a huge Dukane Conference game.
22. Hillcrest 7-0 (23)
Last Week: Beat TF South, 49-7
This Week: @ TF North
EDGY's Take: The Hawks are also on pace to earn a high seed in the IHSA state playoff field.
23. Notre Dame 6-1 (24)
Last Week: Beat St. Patrick, 41-20
This Week: @ Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Dons get a nice win against rival St. Patrick. Sophomore QB Anthony Sales is another top name to add to an already-impressive Class of 2021 QB group.
24. Hinsdale Central 5-2 (19)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 21-7
This Week: @ Lyons Township
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils will need to get their offense back in gear this week as they take on their bitter rival, L-T.
25. Prairie Ridge 6-1 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 21-19
This Week: vs Cary-Grove
EDGY's Take: Coach Chris Schremp and the Wolves have us all where they wants us: making two-time defending 6A state champion Wolves as an underdog.