Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 7
No. 25 St. Rita (4-2) (17)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 34-14
This Week: @ Bishop McNamara
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs will look to rebound this week, but playing Bishop Mac on the road is never easy.
No. 24 Morris (6-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat DeKalb, 19-10
This Week: vs. Kaneland
EDGY's Take: The Redskins possess a very strong running game and a lights-out defense.
No. 23 Providence Catholic (4-2) (24)
Last Week: Beat Chicago Hope, 56-14
This Week: vs. Fenwick
EDGY's Take: The Celtics are getting a big season from senior RB/DB Deshon Gavin (Western Illinois).
No. 22 Cary-Grove (4-2) (23)
Last Week: Beat Dundee-Crown, 49-22
This Week: vs. Crystal Lake South
EDGY's Take: The Trojans are dealing with a rash of injuries these days, but when healthy this team is dangerous.
No. 21 Crete-Monee (5-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Rich Central, 47-28
This Week: @ Rich South
EDGY's Take: The Warriors are on their way to another Southland Conference title and a high seed in Class 6A.
No. 20 Warren Township (4-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Mundelein, 48-7
This Week: vs. Waukegan
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils have a real chance of making noise in the 8A state playoff field.
No. 19 Neuqua Valley (5-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Naperville North, 31-28
This Week: @ Wheaton North
EDGY's Take: The schedule just never lightens up in the DVC and the Wildcats now take on Wheaton North (5-1) in Wheaton.
No. 18 Batavia (6-0) (19)
Last Week: Beat Geneva, 49-0
This Week: vs. South Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs are on a serious roll, but do not overlook QB Nate Gomez and the Storm (6-0) this week.
No. 17 Lyons Township (5-1) (9)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 35-3
This Week: @ Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Lions had their chances early in last Friday's 35-3 loss to Glenbard West.
No. 16 Huntley (5-1) (16)
Last Week: Beat West Aurora, 42-14
This Week: vs. Crystal Lake Central
EDGY's Take: "Hey, that Huntley QB (Eric Mooney) is something else." Yes, he is.
No. 15 Nazareth Academy (6-0) (15)
Last Week: Beat Joliet Catholic, 28-6
This Week: @ Marist
EDGY's Take: Can the Road Runners win on the road this Friday at Marist? Huge ESCC showdown here.
No. 14 Hoffman Estates (6-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat Schaumburg, 28-24
This Week: @ Barrington
EDGY's Take: The Hawks have been waiting for this week's Mid Suburban West at Barrington for a long time.
No. 13 Hinsdale Central (5-1) (13)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 49-0
This Week: @ Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils' schedule gets a serious ramp-up starting this Saturday at Glenbard West.
No. 12 Stevenson (5-1) (12)
Last Week: Beat Libertyville, 24-10
This Week: vs. Hoffman Estates
EDGY's Take: The Patriots will once again battle Lake Zurich for a leg up on a potential conference title and a high playoff seeding.
No. 11 Barrington (6-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Palatine, 26-24
This Week: vs. Hoffman Estates
EDGY's Take: The Broncos now get another big test this week on Homecoming hosting Hoffman Estates.
No. 10 Naperville Central (5-1) (8)
Last Week: Lost to St. Edward Ohio, 34-24
This Week: vs. Naperville North @ NCC
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks hung with nationally-ranked power St. Edward Ohio for four quarters on Saturday. Big test again this week for the Battle of Naperville at North Central College.
No. 9 Homewood-Flossmoor (5-1) (7)
Last Week: Lost to Lincoln-Way East, 29-7
This Week: vs. Bradley
EDGY's Take: The Vikings will reload after a tough loss to Lincoln-Way East and take on Bradley this Friday.
No. 8 Glenbard West (5-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Lyons Township, 35-3
This Week: vs. Hinsdale Central
EDGY's Take: Big win on the road Friday at Lyons Township. It won't get any easier this week hosting Hinsdale Central.
No. 7 Loyola Academy (5-1) (10)
Last Week: Beat St. Rita, 34-14
This Week: vs. Leo
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers seem to have found another gear and are getting better each week.
No. 6 Phillips (6-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat South Shore, 41-0
This Week: vs. Raby
EDGY's Take: Will Raby provide a much-needed test for the Wildcats?
No. 5 Lake Zurich (6-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Lake Forest, 27-0
This Week: @ Stevenson
EDGY's Take: Another season, another important showdown against rival Stevenson.
No. 4 Marist (6-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat St. Patrick, 56-7
This Week: vs. Nazareth Academy
EDGY's Take: Easily The Game in the East Suburban Catholic Conference all season long this week hosting Nazareth Academy.
No. 3 Maine South (5-1) (3)
Last Week: Beat Niles North, 1-0 (Forfeit)
This Week: vs. Glenbrook South
EDGY's Take: The Hawks get an unexpected bye week. Will this sudden break be good or not so good for Maine South?
No. 2 Prairie Ridge (6-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat McHenry, 42-14
This Week: @ Hampshire
EDGY's Take: The Wolves continue to pile up the points and the wins in the Fox Valley conference these days.
No. 1 Lincoln-Way East (6-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Homewood-Flossmoor, 29-7
This Week: vs. Lockport
EDGY's Take: The Griffins post another big win, this time over H-F.