Preps Talk

Preps Talk

Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings as teams embark on state championship weekend in DeKalb.

1. Lincoln-Way East 13-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat Marist, 24-7
This Week: vs Warren Township IHSA State Finals @ NIU
EDGY's Take: The Griffins will now try to score on one of the state's best defenses on Saturday against Warren Township.

2. Mount Carmel 13-0 (2)
Last Week: Beat Willowbrook, 27-6
This Week: vs Nazareth Academy IHSA State Finals @ NIU
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will look to slow down the Nazareth Academy potent offense led by QB JJ McCarthy on Saturday.

3. Nazareth Academy 13-0 (3)
Last Week: Beat Rolling Meadows, 42-14
This Week: vs Mount Carmel 7A IHSA State Finals @ NIU
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners will look to win back to back 7A state titles on Saturday against the Caravan.

4. Warren Township 13-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice, 28-0
This Week: vs Lincoln Way East 8A IHSA State Finals @ NIU
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils will attempt to win the school's first ever IHSA state football title on Saturday.

 

5. Brother Rice 8-5 (5)
Last Week: Lost to Warren Township, 28-0
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders will look towards it's strong core of underclassmen led by RB Willie Shaw to reload for the 2020 season. 

6. Marist 8-5 (6)
Last Week: Lost to Lincoln Way East, 24-7
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks also have some key underclassmen names to rely on for the 2020 season including junior OT Pat Coogan.

7. Willowbrook 11-2 (7)
Last Week: Lost to Mount Carmel, 27-6
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Warriors made history in 2019 and QB Sam Tumilty will go down as the program's greatest player in school history.
 
8. Rolling Meadows 12-1 (8)
Last Week: Lost to Nazareth Academy, 42-14
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs wrap up another strong season and this program under Matt Mishler truly reloads year in and year out.

9. Prairie Ridge 12-1 (9)
Last Week: Beat Deerfield, 49-16
This Week: vs East St. Louis 6A IHSA State Finals @ NIU
EDGY's Take: The Wolves now face it's biggest challenge in slowdown down the state's top ranked team in East St. Louis on Saturday. 

10. Homewood-Flossmoor 10-2 (10)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed 

11. Loyola 8-4 (11)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed

12. St. Rita 10-3 (12)
Last Week: Beat Boylan, 42-21
This Week: vs Rochester 5A IHSA State Finals @ NIU
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs get yet another impact performance from sophomore RB Kaleb Brown and look to win the 5A state title against Rochester on Saturday morning.

13. Minooka 11-1 (13)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed.

14. Bolingbrook 8-4 (14)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed. 

15. Glenbard West 10-1 (15)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed.

16. Neuqua Valley 9-2 (16)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed.

17. Batavia 9-3 (17)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed. 

 

18. Hillcrest 10-2 (18)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed.

19. Huntley 9-2 (19)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed

20. Maine South 7-3 (20)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed 

21. Phillips 9-2 (21)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed.

22. Wheaton South 8-4 (22)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed

23. Fremd 8-3 (23)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed

24. Notre Dame 8-3 (25)
Last Week: Season Completed
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: Season Completed

25. Deerfield 10-3 (23)
Last Week: Lost to Prairie Ridge, 49-16
This Week: Season Completed
EDGY's Take: The loss to Prairie Ridge on Saturday won't take away from the impressive state playoff run for the Warriors this season.