Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 6
No. 25 Dekalb (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Kaneland, 31-13
This Week: @ Morris
EDGY's Take: The Barbs have shown that they can play in any class this season. Big test on Friday at Class 4A power Morris (5-0).
No. 24 Providence Catholic (3-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice, 22-16
This Week: @ Chicago Hope
EDGY's Take: The Celtics are on a roll after dropping it's first two games of the season to teams to two defending state champions in East ST. Louis (4-1) and St. John Vianney (6-0) in Missouri.
No. 23 Cary-Grove (3-2) (17)
Last Week: Lost to Huntley, 41-32
This Week: vs Dundee-Crown
EDGY's Take: How healthy are the Trojans these days?
No. 22 Neuqua Valley (4-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Thornwood, 41-8
This Week: vs Naperville North
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats are getting another big season from QB Jake Eskoff.
No. 21 Crete-Monee (4-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Rich East, 48-12
This Week: @ Rich Central
EDGY's Take: QB Isaiah Rucker passed for 332 yards and 4 touchdowns on Saturday over Rich East.
No. 20 Glenbard West (4-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 35-14
This Week: @ Lyons Township
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers have fired off four straight wins and now comes it's biggest test since Week 1 this week at Lyons Township.
No. 19 Batavia (5-0) (19)
Last Week: Beat St. Charles East, 7-0
This Week: @ Geneva
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs pitched its third shutout of the season last Friday and beat St. Charles East and now get long time rival Geneva this Friday in Geneva.
No. 18 Palatine (3-2) (18)
Last Week: Beat Schaumburg, 28-21
This Week: vs Barrington
EDGY's Take: The Pirates overcome an early 14-0 deficit and rally to beat Schaumburg last Friday.
No. 17 St. Rita (4-1) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Mount Carmel, 38-21
This Week: vs Loyola Academy
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs get a huge game from senior QB Jake Zylman and beat long time rival Mount Carmel last Friday. It doesn't get any easier this week with Loyola coming to town.
No. 16 Huntley (4-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Cary-Grove, 41-32
This Week: @ West Aurora
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders put up a big first half lead then hang on for the win over Cary-Grove. You do not want to draw this Huntley team in Class 8A.
No. 15 Nazareth Academy (5-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Benet Academy, 21-14
This Week: vs Joliet Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners overcame various turnovers and penalties to beat Benet Academy.
No. 14 Hoffman Estates (5-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Conant, 20-6
This Week: @ Schaumburg
EDGY's Take: The Hawks survive a sluggish start and beat Conant to capture the Mayor's Cup.
No. 13 Hinsdale Central (4-1) (13)
Last Week: Beat York, 31-7
This Week: vs Proviso West
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils defense has gotten better each week since it's Week 1 loss to St. Xavier (Ohio)
No. 12 Stevenson (4-1) (12)
Last Week: Beat Zion-Benton, 41-7
This Week: @ Libertyville
EDGY's Take: The Patriots travel to Libertyville this Thursday in what is one of the top long time rivalry games in the North Suburban conference.
No. 11 Barrington (5-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 26-14
This Week: @ Palatine
EDGY's Take: The Broncos plays at Palatine this Thursday night in maybe the best Thursday night game all season including college and NFL?
No. 10 Loyola Academy (4-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat Fenwick, 41-14
This Week: @ St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers will load up the buses and head to the South Side on Friday night to take on surging St. Rita.
No. 9 Lyons Township (5-0) (9)
Last Week: Beat Leyden, 31-0
This Week: vs Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: The Lions biggest test all season comes this Friday hosting Glenbard West.
No. 8 Naperville Central (5-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 31-17
This Week: vs St. Edward (Ohio)
EDGY's Take: One of the top ranked teams in Ohio as well as a Top 50 ranked team nationally comes calling on Saturday in St. Edward.
No. 7 Homewood-Flossmoor (5-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way West, 28-9
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: Another huge game this Friday as the Vikings host the top ranked team in Illinois when Lincoln-Way East comes to town.
No. 6 Phillips (5-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Vocational, 68-0
This Week: vs South Shore
EDGY's Take: The tail end of the Phillips schedule will get much more interesting.
No. 5 Lake Zurich (5-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Warren Township, 41-35 2 OT
This Week: @ Lake Forest
EDGY's Take: The Bears get a big game from senior QB Evan Lewandowski and hang on for the thrilling double overtime win over Warren Township.
No. 4 Marist (5-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Marian Catholic, 63-6
This Week: vs St. Patrick
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defensive line has fans and opposing coaches buzzing so far this season. The Marist offense also seems to be in it's usual mid-season form.
No. 3 Maine South (4-1) (3)
Last Week: Beat Evanston, 56-14
This Week: @ Niles North
EDGY's Take: The Hawks start off conference play with a big win over Evanston.
No. 2 Prairie Ridge (5-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Bartlett, 63-7
This Week: @ McHenry
EDGY's Take: The Wolves just seem to be in cruise control these days.
No. 1 Lincoln-Way East (5-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way Central, 28-14
This Week: @ Homewood-Flossmoor
EDGY's Take: I wasn't thrilled with the first half Griffins last week over Lincoln-Way Central. However, that second half Lincoln-Way East team? Wow.