Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 4
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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 Lyons Township (3-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 31-6
This Week: vs Leyden
EDGY's Take: The Lions' offense features one of the top 2018 quarterbacks in junior Ben Bryant.
No. 24 St. Charles North (3-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Larkin, 38-0
This Week: vs St. Charles East
EDGY's Take: It's on! Big time rivalry game on Friday as the North Stars take on the Saints.
No. 23 Cary-Grove (2-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat Hampshire, 62-12
This Week: @ Jacobs
EDGY's Take: Junior FB Max Skol steps in nicely for dinged up standout FB Ty Pennington in the Trojans lopsided win over Hampshire.
No. 22 Phillips (2-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat Simeon, 34-28
This Week: vs Westinghouse @ Mandrake Park
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats are starting to see junior QB J'Bore Gibbs make some serious progress in leading the team’s offense this season.
No. 21 Libertyville (2-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Warren Township, 28-26
This Week: vs Waukegan
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats overcome some early turnovers in beating Warren Township.
No. 20 Maine South (2-1) (13)
Last Week: Lost to Barrington, 41-27
This Week: vs Conant
EDGY's Take: The Hawks will look to bounce back this week in hosting the Cougars.
No. 19 Batavia (3-0) (21)
Last Week: Beat Streamwood, 56-7
This Week: vs Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs are starting to find their passing game. Combined with the always-strong running offense makes this a very tough team.
No. 18 Bolingbrook (2-1) (18)
Last Week: Beat Stagg, 55-7
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: The Raiders offense got going in a big way in beating Stagg. Can that momentum continue this week against Lincoln-Way East?
No. 17 Stevenson (2-1) (17)
Last Week: Beat Lake Forest, 43-12
This Week: @ Mundelein
EDGY's Take: The Patriots are getting a big season so far from senior QB Aidan O'Connell.
No. 16 Barrington (3-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Maine South, 41-27
This Week: @ Evanston
EDGY's Take: Huge win over Maine South last Friday. The Broncos running game is strong and so is their defense line led by Navy commits DE Jackson Perkins and OLB Blake Holley.
No. 15 Marist (2-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Carmel, 27-8
This Week: vs Marian Central Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defense finds the football and beats Carmel's veer option game last Friday.
No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest
Last Week: Beat Morton, 62-13
This Week: vs Proviso West
EDGY's Take: The Huskies have a big play offense led by senior QB Jeremy Hunt.
No. 13 Fenwick (3-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Montini, 38-6
This Week: @ Leo
EDGY's Take: Senior QB Jacob Keller is quickly becoming a candidate for Player of the Year in Chicagoland.
No. 12 Hinsdale Central (3-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 30-14
This Week: vs York
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils sweep Downers Grove and now will focus on the remaining West Suburban Silver slate.
No. 11 Waubonsie Valley (2-1) (5)
Last Week: Lost to Neuqua Valley, 24-17
This Week: @ Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: The Warriors won't have much time to reflect on the 24-17 loss to rival Neuqua Valley, because here comes Naperville Central.
No. 10 Prairie Ridge (3-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake Central, 48-14
This Week: vs Crystal Lake South
EDGY's Take: The Wolves just keep rolling behind its potent option offense led by junior QB Samson Evans.
No. 9 Mount Carmel (2-1) (6)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 35-28
This Week: vs DePaul Prep at Lane Stadium
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will look to bounce back this week against the Rams.
No. 8 Glenbard North (2-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 47-31
This Week: @ Thornton
EDGY's Take: The Panthers get back on track with a win over Wheaton South. Glenbard North hits the road on Saturday against an always-tough Thornton squad.
No. 7 Neuqua Valley (3-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 24-17
This Week: vs Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats defense snags three interceptions in its big rivalry win over Waubonsie Valley. Was this game Part 1 of potentially 2 here? Stay tuned this postseason.
No. 6 Lincoln-Way East (2-1) (4)
Last Week: Lost to H-F, 35-30
This Week: @ Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: Trust me folks-- the Griffins will be just fine. They better come ready to play on the road at Bolingbrook on Friday.
No. 5 Brother Rice (3-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Aurora Christian, 45-6
This Week: vs Montini
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders are clicking this season. Can Brother Rice get another win over a struggling Montini team?
No. 4 Palatine (3-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Glenbrook South, 34-13
This Week: @ New Trier
EDGY's Take: The Pirates overcome a sloppy start to beat Glenbrook South. Nice test this week at New Trier.
No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor (3-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way East, 35-30
This Week: @ Lockport
EDGY's Take: Senior QB Bryant Wright came to play in leading the Vikings passing attack over Lincoln-Way East.
No. 2 Glenbard West (3-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat York, 42-7
This Week: vs Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: Senior QB Cole Brady had a big game in the Hilltoppers win over York. Is the Glenbard West offense starting to come to life?
No. 1 Loyola (3-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Mount Carmel, 35-28
This Week: vs St. Francis
EDGY's Take: Big road win over the Caravan and one thing is certain-- the Ramblers offense hasn't skipped a beat so far in 2016.
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