Edgy's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 10
No. 25 Batavia (8-1) (14)
Last Week: Lost to St. Charles North, 35-28
This Week: vs Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs better put their Week 9 loss to St. Charles North behind them quickly because Glenbard North is a dangerous team in Class 7A.
No. 24 Stevenson (6-3) (15)
Last Week: Lost to Warren Township, 21-14
This Week: @ Hinsdale Central
EDGY's Take: Lose to Warren Township in Week 9 and your reward? Playing Hinsdale Central in Hinsdale. Yuck.
No. 23 Palatine (6-3) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Hoffman Estates, 30-7
This Week: @ South Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Pirates get a nice win on Friday over Hoffman Estates and this week their focus will be trying to slow down South Elgin standout QB Nate Gomez.
No. 22 Oswego (8-1) (22)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield Central, 30-0
This Week: vs Naperville North
EDGY's Take: Huge Round 1 showdown as the Panthers host the pass-happy Naperville North Huskies. Nothing gets Oswego buzzing more than a DuPage Valley team coming to town.
No. 21 Nazareth Academy (8-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat Marian Catholic, 48-7
This Week: vs Springfield
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners will host a speedy Senators team this week in Class 6A.
No. 20 Lyons Township (7-2) (20)
Last Week: Beat OPRF, 31-14
This Week: vs Curie
EDGY's Take: The Lions will host a Curie Condors team that always seems to play tough in the post-season.
No. 19 Warren Township (6-3) (25)
Last Week: Beat Stevenson, 21-14
This Week: @ Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils get a big week 9 win over Stevenson and now focus on Bolingbrook on the road in Round 1.
No. 18 St. Rita (7-2) (18)
Last Week: Beat Marmion Academy, 47-14
This Week: vs Simeon
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs and the Wolverines will be one of the top overall Round 1 matchups.
No. 17 Crete-Monee (8-1) (17)
Last Week: Beat Cahokia, 52-8
This Week: vs Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: The Warriors draw a very a strong opening game in Hinsdale South.
No. 16 St. Charles North (8-1) (24)
Last Week: Beat Batavia, 35-28
This Week: vs Highland Park
EDGY's Take: If QB Clayton Isbell is healthy the North Stars can go deep in Class 8A.
No. 15 Bolingbrook (7-2) (19)
Last Week: Lost to Lincoln-Way East, 18-14
This Week: vs Warren Township
EDGY's Take: The Raiders go toe-to-toe for four quarters in their loss to Lincoln-Way East. How healthy are the Raiders heading into Round 1?
No. 14 Wheaton North (7-2) (16)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley, 20-10
This Week: vs Fenwick
EDGY's Take: The Falcons draw Fenwick and a team that in many ways is a mirror image of the other.
No. 13 Hinsdale Central (7-2) (13)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale South, 42-7
This Week: vs Stevenson
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils will host Stevenson in what could be one of the toughest Round 1 games in any class.
No. 12 Naperville Central (7-2) (12)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 35-21
This Week: vs West Aurora
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks run into old school DuPage Valley rival West Aurora in Round 1.
No. 11 Huntley (8-1) (11)
Last Week: Beat McHenry, 45-7
This Week: vs Edwardsville
EDGY's Take: The Red Raiders are looking to make an even deeper run in Class 8A this playoff season, but do NOT overlook Edwardsville.
No. 10 Barrington (9-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat Conant, 40-19
This Week: vs Glenbrook South
EDGY's Take: The Broncos will rely on QB Ray Niro and a very solid defense in the postseason.
No. 9 Homewood-Flossmoor (8-1) (9)
Last Week: Beat Sandburg, 50-14
This Week: vs Lake Park
EDGY's Take: The Vikings draw a tough Round 1 opponent in Lake Park.
No. 8 Glenbard West (8-1) (8)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 56-14
This Week: vs Bloom Township
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers sure seem to be clicking at the right time of the year.
No. 7 Loyola Academy (8-1) (7)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice, 28-7
This Week: vs New Trier
EDGY's Take: Come on, who didn't want to see Loyola take on neighborhood rival New Trier anyway?
No. 6 Phillips (9-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Clark, 53-0
This Week: vs Morgan Park
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats begin their "moved-up" journey this week against Morgan Park.
No. 5 Lake Zurich (9-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Mundelein, 42-14
This Week: vs Schaumburg
EDGY's Take: The Bears have a nice path in Class 7A, but the Schaumburg Saxons this week are no easy draw.
No. 4 Marist (9-0) (4)
Last Week: Beat Joliet Catholic, 42-14
This Week: vs Oak Park-River Forest
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks draw a tough Round 1 opener in the OPRF Huskies.
No. 3 Maine South (8-1) (3)
Last Week: Beat Niles West, 56-9
This Week: vs Evanston
EDGY's Take: The Hawks also get a conference rival this week in the Wildkits, who the Hawks beat 56-14 back in Week 5.
No. 2 Prairie Ridge (9-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Dundee-Crown, 55-14
This Week: vs Crystal Lake Central
EDGY's Take: The Wolves will just dust off the scouting report on the Tigers this week, who they beat 56-13 in Week 3.
No. 1 Lincoln-Way East (9-0) (1)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 18-14
This Week: vs Joliet West
EDGY's Take: The Griffins hung on to beat Bolingbrook last Friday and an old conference foe comes to town in Joliet West Round 1.