Edgy Tim's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 9
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No. 25 Lemont (8-0) (25)
Last Week: Beat Tinley Park, 43-7
This Week: vs TF North
EDGY's Take: Will it be 6A or 5A for the Indians? They will be watching the pairings closely on Saturday night.
No. 24 Batavia (7-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat Larkin, 42-28
This Week: vs St. Charles North
EDGY's Take: A terrific Week 9 showdown against a hungry St. Charles North squad.
No. 23 Immaculate Conception (8-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard South, 50-0
This Week: @ Fenton
EDGY's Take: The Knights have scored 419 points so far in 2016. Seriously? Seriously.
No. 22 Oswego (8-0) (22)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield South, 21-0
This Week: vs Plainfield Central
EDGY's Take: It's all about the defense for the Panthers heading towards the state playoffs.
No. 21 St. Charles East (8-0) (21)
Last Week: Beat Elgin, 35-6
This Week: vs Streamwood
EDGY's Take: Speaking of Coach of the Year candidates, how about Bryce Farquhar?
No. 20 Phillips (7-1) (20)
Last Week: Beat Solorio, 50-14
This Week: TBD (CPL Playoffs)
EDGY's Take: Do not give the Wildcats any additional motivation kids; it's generally not a good move.
No. 19 Fenwick (7-1) (19)
Last Week: Beat St. Francis, 42-0
This Week: vs DeLaSalle
EDGY's Take: Is Gene Nudo the Chicagoland Coach of the Year?
No. 18 Barrington (7-1) (11)
Last Week: Lost to Palatine, 49-31
This Week: @ Conant
EDGY's Take: The Broncos will need to get back to work this week after a tough loss to Palatine.
No. 17 Cary-Grove (7-1) (17)
Last Week: Beat South Elgin, 50-6
This Week: vs Crystal Lake Central
EDGY's Take: The Trojans are another mainly running team that puts up crazy points.
Last Week: Lost to OPRF, 27-3
This Week: vs York
EDGY's Take: The Lions are reeling a bit after two tough losses, and they need a win this week in a big way.
No. 15 Glenbard North
Last Week: Beat Metea Valley, 29-15
This Week: vs Nequa Valley
EDGY's Take: The Panthers will need a big game from their defense this week to upset Neuqua Valley.
No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest
Last Week: Beat Lyons Township, 27-3
This Week: @ Hinsdale Central
EDGY's Take: The Huskies defense came to play in last week's win over Lyons. Can they travel well to Hinsdale Central again this week?
No. 13 Stevenson (7-1) (14)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 36-7
This Week: @ Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Patriots are in line to be a very tough team to draw in the 8A state playoff field.
No. 12 Lincoln-Way East (6-2) (4)
Last Week: Lost to Bradley, 38-21
This Week: vs Lockport
EDGY's Take: Can the Griffins recover after a tough loss last week at Bradley?
No. 11 Glenbard West (6-2) (15)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 49-6
This Week: vs Addison Trail
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers sure look like they have found another gear on offense.
No. 10 Naperville North (7-1) (13)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 17-14
This Week: vs Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Huskies have answered the critics and a high seed is at stake with a win on Friday.
No. 9 Bradley (8-0) (18)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way East, 38-21
This Week: @ Thornton Township
EDGY's Take: Was last Friday's win over Lincoln-Way East one of the Boilermakers' biggest regular-season wins in school history?
No. 8 Marist (7-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Benet Academy, 31-14
This Week: @ JCA
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks have just gotten better each week since their Week 1 loss to rival Brother Rice.
No. 7 Prairie Ridge (8-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Jacobs, 42-0
This Week: @ Dundee-Crown
EDGY's Take: The Wolves have scored 374 points in eight games this season. The Wolves mainly run the football. Let that sink in.
No. 6 Hinsdale Central (8-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale South, 28-14
This Week: vs Oak Park-River Forest
EDGY's Take: Can the Red Devils finish out the regular season undefeated and win the West Sub Silver crown?
No. 5 Neuqua Valley (8-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 38-12
This Week: @ Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: Glenbard North should match up well against the Neuqua Valley offense this Friday.
No. 4 Palatine (8-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Barrington, 49-31
This Week: vs Schaumburg
EDGY's Take: QB Zach Oies can just do it all for the Pirates.
No. 3 Brother Rice (8-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat St. Rita, 52-33
This Week: vs Loyola Academy
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders offense has been one of Chicagoland's best and gets its biggest test all season this week.
No. 2 Homewood-Flossmoor (8-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Thornton, 35-0
This Week: vs. Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: Anyone wanna bet no one at H-F forgets what happened last year against Bolingbrook at this same time of the year?
No. 1 Loyola Academy (8-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic, 42-7
This Week: @ Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers get a huge test and a chance for an outright CCL Blue championship this week.
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