Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings after the first week of postseason play.
1. Lincoln-Way East 10-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield South, 40-0
This Week: vs Notre Dame
EDGY's Take: A.J. Henning had three touchdowns in the win. The Griffins will now look to dent a very strong Dons defense.
2. Mount Carmel 10-0 (2)
Last Week: Beat Eisenhower, 61-14
This Week: vs Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will take on a familiar foe in the Panthers-- a team that has won six straight games.
3. Nazareth Academy 10-0 (3)
Last Week: Beat Libertyville, 47-6
This Week: vs Thornton
EDGY's Take: The Roadrunners' defense will need to contain Thornton QB Derrick Williams on Saturday.
4. Warren Township 10-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield East, 49-7
This Week: vs Fremd
EDGY's Take: Fright Fest in Gurnee isn't anywhere close to being over as long as the Roller Coaster Kids' defense is still alive in the IHSA playoff field.
5. Homewood-Flossmoor 9-1 (5)
Last Week: Beat Curie, 53-6
This Week: vs Neuqua Valley
EDGY's Take: The Vikings defense will be tested this week as they host QB Mark Gronowski and the Wildcats.
6. Glenbard West 10-0 (6)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 48-2
This Week: @ Loyola Academy
EDGY's Take: It'll be a matchup that will be hyped all week: The Hitters hit the road to take on Loyola in Wilmette Saturday afternoon.
7. Neuqua Valley 9-1 (7)
Last Week: Beat Conant, 44-6
This Week: @ Homewood-Flossmoor
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats defense stuffed the Conant running game. More will be asked from the defense this week, as the H-F offensive live is quite impressive.
8. Loyola Academy 7-3 (11)
Last Week: Beat Maine South, 14-6
This Week: vs Glenbard West
EDGY's Take: It's wasn't pretty but the Ramblers hang on for the win. JT Thomas threw for two TDs. It doesn't get any easier this week as Glenbard West comes to town.
9. Minooka 10-0 (9)
Last Week: Beat Joliet West, 20-7
This Week: vs Edwardsville
EDGY's Take: The Indians slid by Joliet West. Now comes Edwardsville and standout RB Justin Johnson Jr.
10. Bolingbrook 7-3 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central, 42-13
This Week: vs Oswego
EDGY's Take: The Raiders lost two straight to end the regular season. But they're healthy again and proved it in a win at Hinsdale Central.
11. Batavia 8-2 (12)
Last Week: Beat Thornwood, 49-8
This Week: vs Hononegah
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs will try to slow down QB Payton Mather this weekend.
12. Hillcrest 9-1 (13)
Last Week: Beat St. Laurence, 18-15
This Week: @ Fenwick
EDGY's Take: The Hawks hang tough and beat St. Laurence. Another Catholic League foe awaits.
13. Maine South 7-3 (10)
Last Week: Lost to Loyola, 14-6
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Hawks got off to a 6-0 lead but came up just short in their loss to Loyola.
14. Willowbrook 9-1 (14)
Last Week: Beat Moline, 48-21
This Week: vs Yorkville
EDGY's Take: The Warriors get the running game going in their win over Moline. Yorkville will be a very tough opponent to beat.
15. Huntley 9-1 (15)
Last Week: Beat Taft, 48-6
This Week: @ Marist
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders now hit the road and look to beat an upstart Marist team.
16. Montini 8-2 (16)
Last Week: Beat Elmwood Park, 56-6
This Week: @ Sycamore
EDGY's Take: Is it just me or do the Broncos always play Sycamore in the postseason?
17. Prairie Ridge 9-1 (17)
Last Week: Beat Grayslake North, 51-6
This Week: vs Simeon
EDGY's Take: The Wolves will get a big test this weekend as Simeon, who beat Lakes 34-3, comes calling.
18. Rolling Meadows 10-0 (18)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln Park, 33-12
This Week: vs Prospect
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs defeated Prospect 35-14 in Week 7. Now comes the rematch.
19. Hersey 9-1 (19)
Last Week: Beat Auburn, 49-0
This Week: @ Lake Zurich
EDGY's Take: Huskies QB Jordan Hansen and the rest of the offense will need to ramp up against the always-tough Lake Zurich defense.
20. Fremd 8-2 (20)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield North, 19-0
This Week: @ Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Vikings will square off against another defensive-minded program in Warren Township.
21. St. Rita 7-3 (21)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard South, 49-14
This Week: @ Sterling
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs hit the road on Saturday to take on a Sterling team that's been near or at the top of the 5A poll all season long.
22. Notre Dame 8-2 (22)
Last Week: Beat Barrington, 23-21
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: The Dons get RB Julian Schurr back and then hang on for the 23-21 win over Barrington to advance.
23. Crete-Monee 10-0 (23)
Last Week: Beat Bremen, 50-14
This Week: @ Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Warriors always get up to take on nearby rival Providence Catholic in the postseason.
24. Hinsdale Central 8-2 (8)
Last Week: Lost to Bolingbrook, 42-13
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils fell into a 28-6 hole vs. Bolingbrook and couldn't make up ground as their season comes to a close.
25. Oswego 9-1 (25)
Last Week: Beat Elgin, 42-8
This Week: @ Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Panthers' defense and running game always get the headlines. But QB Cole Pradel is having a big season for Oswego.