Edgy Tim's Week 5 Power Rankings

Edgy Tim's Week 5 Power Rankings
September 22, 2013, 3:00 pm
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1. Mount Carmel (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Brother Rice 28-20

This Week: @ St. Rita (10)

EDGY's Take: One of the oldest and best rivalry games this week at St. Rita.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Mount Carmel vs. Brother Rice]

2. Lake Zurich (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Mundelein 45-0

This Week: vs Lake Forest

EDGY's Take: The Bears defense has remained tough and gets a test this week from the Scouts.

3. Loyola Academy (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic 28-16

This Week: @ Brother Rice

EDGY's Take: The Ramblers defense slowed down a very good Providence defense last Saturday.

4. Montini Catholic (4-0)

Last Week: Beat St. Francis 30-7

This Week: @ Marmion Academy

EDGY's Take: The Broncos can NOT take the 4-0 Cadets lightly this week.

5. Wheaton Warrenville South (4-0)

Last Week: Beat West Aurora 42-7

This Week: @ Naperville North

EDGY's Take: Expect a tougher than you'd think game this week at a must win Naperville North.

6. Lincoln-Way East (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Lockport 50-6

This Week: @ Homewood-Floosmoor (18)

EDGY's Take: No question one of the biggest games in Chicagoland this week at H-F.

7. Glenbard West (3-1)

Last Week: Beat Lyons 44-7

This Week: vs Hinsdale Central (16)

EDGY's Take: The Hitters get the Red Devils at home on Saturday. Expect a packed house at Duchon Field.

8. Bolingbrook (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Stagg 41-0

This Week: vs Joliet West

EDGY's Take: The Raiders defense has allowed just 13 points in 4 games.

9. Naperville Central (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Glenbard East 55-0

This Week: @ West Aurora

EDGY's Take: Did anyone outside of Naperville see this offensive explosion coming for the Redhawks?

10. St. Rita (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Hales Franciscan 44-12

This Week: vs Mount Carmel (1)

EDGY's Take: The Mustangs will need to bring it's A game this week against the state's #1 ranked team.

11. Wheaton North (3-1)

Last Week: Beat Naperville North 31-13

This Week: @ Lake Park

EDGY's Take: The Falcons get a nice bounce back win last Friday against the Huskies.

12. Neuqua Valley (3-1)

Last Week: Beat St. Charles East 54-28

This Week: @ East Aurora

EDGY's Take: The offense for the Wildcats is bordering on the ridiculous so far this season.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Neuqua Valley vs. St. Charles East]

13. Joliet Catholic (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Nazareth Academy 42-0

This Week: vs Marist (17)

EDGY's Take: The Hillmen can run the ball yet the defense will be seriously tested this week against pass happy Marist.

14. Richards (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Shepard 29-0

This Week: vs Evergreen Park

EDGY's Take: Very good South Suburban Red showdown this week against the 4A ranked Mustangs.

15. Glenbard North (3-1)

Last Week: Beat Lake Park 41-12

This Week: @ Glenbard East

EDGY's Take: The Panthers keep getting huge game after huge game from Northwestern verbal RB/DB Justin Jackson.

16. Hinsdale Central (3-1)

Last Week: Beat Proviso West 31-0

This Week: @ Glenbard West (7)

EDGY's Take: The Red Devils face a tough challenge this week at Glenbard West.

17. Marist (3-1)

Last Week: Beat St. Patrick 42-34

This Week: @ Joliet Catholic (13)

EDGY's Take: Bombs away on Friday night at Joliet Memorial Stadium

18. Homewood-Floosmoor (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Joliet Central 49-0

This Week: vs Lincoln-Way East (6)

EDGY's Take: The Vikings have a chance to make a big time statement this week hosting the Griffins.

19. Oak Park-River Forest (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North 16-10 OT

This Week: @ York

EDGY's Take: The Huskies have a ton of play makers on both sides of the football in 2013.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Oak Park-River Forest vs. Downers Grove North]

20. Benet Academy (4-0)

Last Week: Beat Crete-Monee 30-6

This Week: @ Marian Catholic

EDGY's Take: The Redwings got a big win last week against Crete.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Benet vs. Crete-Monee]

21. Batavia (3-1)

Last Week: Beat Streamwood 56-14

This Week: vs West Chicago

EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs still remain a very dangerous team every time they take the field this season.

22. Providence Catholic (2-2)

Last Week: Lost to Loyola 28-16

This Week: vs Gordon Tech

EDGY's Take: Losses to JCA (4-0) and Loyola (4-0) and still ranked? Strength of schedule taken into account here.

23. Waubonsie Valley (3-1)

Last Week: Beat West Chicago 56-7

This Week: vs Bartlett

EDGY's Take: Making strides week in and week out. The Warriors will be a handful come the Big One.

24. Downers Grove North (2-2)

Last Week: Lost to Oak Park-River Forest 16-10 OT

This Week: vs Lyons Township

EDGY's Take: The Trojans need to finish off those 8 minute long grinding drives with points.

25. Crete-Monee (3-1)

Last Week: Lost to Benet Academy 30-6

This Week: @ Rich East

EDGY's Take: Will be a better team down the road because of as much improved non-conference schedule in 2013.