Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 6
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No. 25 IC Catholic Prep (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat St. Edward, 49-3
This Week: vs Riverside-Brookfield
EDGY's Take: The Knights are no joke folks. RB/S Jordan Rowell (NIU) is a threat to break the game open with every touch this season.
No. 24 Oswego East (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield North, 21-14
This Week: vs Oswego
EDGY's Take: The Wolves finally get to play that one big game circled on it;s schedule since last season in hosting rival Oswego.
No. 23 St. Charles East (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Batavia, 28-7
This Week: vs Bartlett
EDGY's Take: The Saints offense explodes for four fourth quarter touchdowns in it's come from behind 28-7 win over Batavia.
No. 22 Waubonsie Valley (3-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Metea Valley, 24-21
This Week: @ Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Warriors get a much needed win last Friday over Metea Valley. RB Nate Ashford has been big all season for Waubonsie Valley.
No. 21 Phillips (4-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat CVS, 56-0
This Week: vs King @ Gately
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats had little trouble in beating CVS.
No. 20 Fenwick (4-1) (12)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 52-14
This Week: @ Marmion Academy
EDGY's Take: Despite the loss last Friday to Loyola, the Friars are still on track for bigger days ahead.
No. 19 Bradley (5-0) (25)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 22-21
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: The Boilermakers make a big statement beating Bolingbrook 22-21 last Friday. Senior do-it-all Cam Harrell (Iowa) just makes plays.
No. 18 Cary-Grove (4-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Huntley, 33-7
This Week: @ Dundee-Crown
EDGY's Take: Senior FB Ty Pennington is simply one of the toughest backs to contain in 2016.
No. 17 Glenbard North (3-2) (8)
Last Week: Lost to Naperville North, 21-13
This Week: @ Wheaton North
EDGY's Take: The Panthers will look to get back on track this week against the Falcons in Wheaton.
No. 16 Stevenson (4-1) (16)
Last Week: Beat Zion-Benton, 48-42
This Week: vs Libertyville
EDGY's Take: The Patriots hang on to beat Zion-Benton in a shootout last Friday. Senior QB Aidan O'Connell has been terrific so far this fall.
No. 15 Maine South (3-2) (18)
Last Week: Beat Niles North, 56-14
This Week: @ Glenbrook South
EDGY's Take: The Streak reaches 76 straight conferences wins last Friday over Niles North.
No. 14 Naperville North (5-0) (24)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North, 21-13
This Week: vs Neuqua Valley
EDGY's Take: Big win for the Huskies last Friday over Glenbard North. Can the Huskies defend their home field against Neuqua Valley this week?
No. 13 Barrington (5-0) (15)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 27-12
This Week: vs Schaumburg
EDGY's Take: The Broncos shook off a slow start to beat Fremd last Friday. The Barrington ground game has been it's bread and butter this season.
No. 12 Glenbard West (4-1) (2)
Last Week: Lost to Lyons, 21-7
This Week: @ Hinsdale Central
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers look to bounce back this week in Hinsdale. Are the injuries starting to mount for Glenbard West?
No. 11 Marist (4-1) (14)
Last Week: Beat Marian Catholic, 49-0
This Week: vs St. Patrick @ Hanson
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defense has been making real progress so far in ESCC play. St. Patrick's passing attack will be another test for Marist this Saturday.
No. 10 Oak Park-River Forest (5-0) (12)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 26-0
This Week: vs York
EDGY's Take: The Huskies remaining regular season schedule might be as hard as anyone's in the state.
No. 9 Hinsdale Central (5-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 28-6
This Week: vs Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: Now the heat gets turned up on the Red Devils big time starting this week hosting the Hilltoppers.
No. 8 Lyons Township (5-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard West, 21-7
This Week: vs Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: Huge win on Saturday at Glenbard West. The Lions defense in particular makes a serious statement with the win.
No. 7 Prairie Ridge (5-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat Bartlett, 48-7
This Week: vs McHenry
EDGY's Take: The Wolves offense isn't your typical triple option and junior QB Samson Evans can do it all.
No. 6 Neuqua Valley (5-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Bishop Chatard (Indy), 35-14
This Week: @ Naperville North
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats take care of business in a different time zone now look forward to a much easier bus ride to Naperville North.
No. 5 Lincoln-Way East (4-1) (6)
Last Week: Beat Thornton, 42-6
This Week: @ Andrew
EDGY's Take: The Griffins get a big night from senior QB Jake Arthur in beating Thornton last Friday.
No. 4 Palatine (5-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Hoffman Estates, 49-13
This Week: vs Fremd
EDGY's Take: The Pirates just are rolling as senior QB Zach Oles remains a wrecking machine.
No. 3 Brother Rice (5-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic, 45-21
This Week: vs Mount Carmel
EDGY's Take: The on-fire Crusaders look to take care of business on Friday as a wounded Mount Carmel Caravan team comes to 99th street.
No. 2 Homewood-Flossmoor (5-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way West, 27-11
This Week: vs Sandburg
EDGY's Take: The Vikings are getting an All State caliber season so far from senior WR Ty Richie (NIU).
No. 1 Loyola Academy (5-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Fenwick, 52-14
This Week: vs St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers get a nice road crossover win over Fenwick now comes a resurgent St. Rita on Saturday.
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