Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings after five weeks of regular season play:
1. Lincoln-Way East 5-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat H-F, 28-14
This Week: @ Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: A.J. Henning remains the state's biggest threat every time he touches the football.
2. Mount Carmel 5-0 (2)
Last Week: Beat Marmion Academy, 6-0
This Week: @ Marist
EDGY's Take: The Caravan win a squeaker on the road at muddy Marmion Academy.
3. Nazareth Academy 4-1 (3)
Last Week: Beat Leo, 51-8
This Week: vs De La Salle
EDGY's Take: The Roadrunners offense has continued to pile up the points. They now prepare for some bigger tests on the remaining schedule.
4. Loyola Academy 3-2 (5)
Last Week: Beat St. Ignatius, 58-6
This Week: vs Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers offense gets on track in the road victory over the Wolfpack, a team that took the Ramblers to overtime a season ago.
5. Warren Township 5-0 (6)
Last Week: Beat Lake Forest, 37-0
This Week: vs Zion Benton
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils defense has posted three straight shutouts and has allowed just 12 points in five games so far this season.
6. Homewood-Flossmoor 4-1 (4)
Last Week: Lost to Lincoln-Way East, 28-140
This Week: vs Sandburg
EDGY's Take: The Vikings still have a lot to offer in 2019. Once they sort out a few issues they will be a very tough team to beat in Class 8A.
7. Batavia 4-1 (7)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 42-21
This Week: @ Geneva
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs got out of the gates fast in handling Wheaton South. This week's rivalry game against Geneva is always big for both towns.
8. Glenbard West 5-0 (8)
Last Week: Beat York, 47-7
This Week: @ Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Hitters have just rolled past the competition so far this season. Can someone derail this team this season?
9. Notre Dame 5-0 (9)
Last Week: Beat St. Patrick, 14-0
This Week: vs Montini Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Dons get a big 14-0 win over rival St. Pats. Notre Dame gets another tough game against a ranked opponent this week.
10. Hinsdale Central 5-0 (10)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 36-26
This Week: @ York
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils win the Old Oaken Bucket game over their rivals to the west.
11. Phillips 5-0 (11)
Last Week: Beat Morgan Park, 48-0
This Week: vs Simeon @ Gately
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a nice 48-0 Sunday afternoon win over Morgan Park. All eyes turn to CPL rival Simeon. Should be a good one Saturday night at Gately.
12. Bolingbrook 4-1 (12)
Last Week: Beat Bradley, 35-3
This Week: @ Lockport
EDGY's Take: The Raiders bounce back this week with a strong win on the road at Bradley.
13. Providence Catholic 4-1 (13)
Last Week: Beat Carmel, 49-6
This Week: vs St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Celtics played strong in all three phases in beating Carmel on Saturday.
14. Brother Rice 4-1 (14)
Last Week: Beat Joliet Catholic, 28-20
This Week: @ Loyola
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders get a nice road win over JCA. Their difficult regular season schedule continues this Saturday at Loyola.
15. Hersey 5-0 (15)
Last Week: Beat Wheeling, 78-20
This Week: vs Prospect
EDGY's Take: The Huskies offense has been on fire since the opener. Can they keep up their explosive ways this week? Should be a fine Mid-Suburban clash.
16. Minooka 5-0 (16)
Last Week: Beat Oswego East, 24-7
This Week: @ Plainfield North
EDGY's Take: The Indians saw starting QB Seth Lehr back in the lineup; the offense woke up in the second half en route to a 24-7 win on Saturday night.
17. Montini Catholic 4-1 (17)
Last Week: Beat St. Viator, 33-14
This Week: @ Notre Dame
EDGY's Take: The Broncos needed to rally from behind once again as they beat St. Viator on Saturday. The Broncos will need to get out of the gates strong this week at Notre Dame.
18. Neuqua Valley 4-1 (20)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 35-14
This Week: vs Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a strong 35-14 win over district rival Waubonsie Valley. Next up is a hungry Naperville Central team.
19. St. Charles North 4-1 (19)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 33-14
This Week: @ St. Charles East
EDGY's Take: The North Stars will square off against its biggest rival in St. Charles East on Friday.
20. Oswego 5-0 (18)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield North, 14-13
This Week: @ West Aurora
EDGY's Take: The Panthers hang on for the muddy 14-13 win over Plainfield North.
21. Barrington 4-1 (21)
Last Week: Beat Palatine, 24-7
This Week: vs Conant
EDGY's Take: Barrington gets a strong two day performance from QB Tommy Fitzpatrick in beating Palatine.
22. Maine South 3-2 (22)
Last Week: Beat Niles West, 28-0
This Week: vs Evanston
EDGY's Take: The Hawks get a strong win on Saturday over Niles West. A good team lurks in the Wikdkits.
23. Hillcrest 4-1 (23)
Last Week: Beat Oak Forest, 48-6
This Week: vs TF South
EDGY's Take: The Hawks keep rolling behind the running attack led by senior RB Mar'Kiese Irving.
24. Willowbrook 4-1 (24)
Last Week: Beat Addison Trail, 42-12
This Week: @ Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: The Warriors get three rushing touchdowns from QB Sam Tumilty in its win over Addison Trail.
25. Huntley 4-1 (25)
Last Week: Beat Crystal Lake South, 35-7
This Week: @ Crystal Lake Central
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders keep rolling behind a strong running game led by junior QB Bruno Bosman.