Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 3
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Be sure to check back each week as CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran's latest Top 25 Preps Power Rankings, featuring the best high school football teams in the area.
No. 25 Cary-Grove (1-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat McHenry, 42-14
This Week: vs Hampshire
EDGY's Take: The Trojans defense is always a strength but they will be tested against pass-happy Hampshire.
No. 24 Phillips (1-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat Richards, 28-20
This Week: vs Simeon @ Gately
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats better stop all of those turnovers. Giving a team like Simeon multiple touches on Saturday would not be a good thing.
No. 23 Barrington (2-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Prospect, 49-7
This Week: vs Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Broncos defense will need their A-game this week against the Hawks. Could the Broncos running game be their best defense?
No. 22 Libertyville (1-1) (22)
Last Week: Lost to Batavia, 38-35 (3OT)
This Week: vs Warren Township
EDGY's Take: No shame in going to triple overtime against a heavyweight.
No. 21 Batavia (2-0) (21)
Last Week: Beat Libertyville, 38-35 (3OT)
This Week: @ Streamwood
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs had such a lovely commute to Libertyville they made it an extended stay. Great win for Batavia, which hopes to have a home game on its new turf field sometime soon (9/16 vs. Elgin to be exact).
No. 20 Montini (1-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Lake Zurich, 19-7
This Week: @ Fenwick
EDGY's Take: Did the Broncos find a few fixes in the win over Lake Zurich? Here comes another quality opponent in the Friars.
No. 19 Nazareth Academy (2-0) (19)
Last Week: Beat Leo, 41-0
This Week: @ Notre Dame
EDGY's Take: The Roadrunners get a much-needed test this week in Niles against the Dons.
No. 18 Bolingbrook (1-1) (16)
Last Week: Beat Bishop McNamara, 20-14 OT
This Week: @ Stagg
EDGY's Take: The Raiders offense continues to sputter, but the defense should keep the them in every game this fall.
No. 17 Stevenson (1-1) (18)
Last Week: Beat Muskegon (Mich), 38-35
This Week: vs Lake Forest
EDGY's Take: A big Week 2 road win in Michigan for the Patriots.
No. 16 Fenwick (2-0) (17)
Last Week: Beat Bowen, 51-0
This Week: vs Montini
EDGY's Take: It’s the biggest regular season game for the Friars since…? Let's just say it's been a while.
No. 15 Marist (1-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Simeon, 24-10
This Week: @ Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks get their offense going in a big win over Simeon. Ready or not, here comes the ESCC slate.
No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest (2-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Addison Trail, 35-14
This Week: vs Morton
EDGY's Take: The Huskies have a chance to keep making noise this season.
No. 13 Maine South (1-1) (13)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola 44-43
This Week: @ Barrington
EDGY's Take: You go for the two-point conversion on the road for the win, simple as that.
No. 12 Hinsdale Central (2-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove South, 26-7
This Week: @ Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: Without question, the Red Devils are enjoying their extended stay in Downers Grove.
No. 11 Neuqua Valley (2-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Naperville Central, 24-10
This Week: @ Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get to take on their biggest rival this Friday. Expect a capacity crowd at Death Valley.
No. 10 Prairie Ridge (2-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat Huntley, 31-20
This Week: @ Crystal Lake Central
EDGY's Take: For the second straight week an impressive FVC win, this time over Huntley. QB Samson Evans is just silly good.
No. 9 Glenbard North (1-1) (4)
Last Week: Lost to Waubonsie Valley, 29-28
This Week: @ Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: Trust me, folks: the Panthers remain one of the most dangerous teams in Chicagoland.
No. 8 Brother Rice (2-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Crete-Monee, 49-32
This Week: @ Aurora Christian
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders win a wild one against Crete-Monee.
No. 7 Palatine (2-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Elk Grove, 48-7
This Week: vs Glenbrook South
EDGY's Take: QB Zach Oles for the Heisman. Or President. Or something of major importance.
No. 6 Mount Carmel
Last Week: Beat Gary WestSide, 56-6
This Week: vs Loyola Academy @ Gately Stadium
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will get by far their biggest challenge so far this season on Friday night against the Ramblers.
No. 5 Waubonsie Valley (2-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North, 29-28
This Week: vs Neuqua Valley
EDGY's Take: The Warriors played like, well, Warriors in their come-from-behind win over Glenbard North last Friday.
No. 4 Lincoln-Way East
Last Week: Beat Belleville West, 35-0
This Week: vs Homewood-Flossmoor
EDGY's Take: The Griffins will need a big-time effort this week hosting the always-tough Vikings.
No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor
Last Week: Beat Hammond (Ind.), 54-6
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: A huge one for H-F in the Southwest Suburban conference opener in Frankfort.
No. 2 Glenbard West (2-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale South, 14-6
This Week: @ York
EDGY's Take: While the offense is still a work in progress, the defense has been locked in so far this season.
No. 1 Loyola Academy (2-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Maine South, 44-43
This Week: vs. Mount Carmel @ Gately Stadium
EDGY's Take: From one wild game to another potentially wild one: the CCL Blue opener at Gately Stadium against the Caravan.
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