Edgy Tim: High School Lites Power Rankings - Preseason

Edgy Tim: High School Lites Power Rankings - Preseason
August 25, 2013, 1:30 pm
Edgy Tim

1. Mount Carmel

This Week: vs St. Patrick at Soldier Field, 10 a.m. on Saturday
EDGY's Take: Can the Caravan live up to the lofty preseason rankings and expectations? Quarterback Marko Boricich holds the early key.

[More: Class 8A preview]

2. Lake Zurich

This Week: at Fremd, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Da Bears will need to handle a very large Fremd offensive line this week.

3. Loyola Academy

This Week: vs Marquette (Wis.), 1:30 p.m. on Saturday
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers take on a Milwaukee team that already has a game under its belt.

4. Glenbard West

This Week: at Wheaton South, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Biggest game in Chicagoland? Lots of early questions will be answered in Wheaton for both teams on Friday night.

[More: Class 7A preview]

5. Montini Catholic

This Week: vs Maine South, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Two familiar friends hook up here and expect plenty of offense this week.

[More: Five who could challenge Montini]

6. Downers Grove North

This Week: at Lockport, 7:00 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the ball control/ground and pound Trojans offense score points in a hurry if needed in 2013?

7. Lincoln-Way East

This Week: at Carmel, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: How long will it take the somewhat inexperienced Griffins to get up to speed?

8. Stevenson

This Week: at Indian Trails (Wis.), 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Patriots handle The Drive to Wisconsin and come home with a win?

9. Glenbard North

This Week: at Batavia, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Panthers get another big season out of "Superman" (RB/DB Justin Jackson) again in 2013?

10. Wheaton North

This Week: vs Cary-Grove, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: The entire Falcon Nation will be holding their breath when quarterback Clayton Thorson takes that first hard hit this season.

11. Neuqua Valley

This Week: vs Naperville North, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: The expectations have been greatly increased in south Naperville these days, and can the Wildcats deliver?

12. Hinsdale Central

This Week: vs Bolingbrook, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Red Devils go toe-to-toe with a very strong and quick Raiders team?

13. Marist

This Week: vs St. Rita at Soldier Field, 7:00 p.m. on Saturday
EDGY's Take: Can the Redhawks beat the Mustangs at Soldier Field for the second straight year?

14. Crete-Monee

This Week: at TF South, 7:00 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: The defense for Crete is loaded but can a less-experienced offense find its groove?

[More: Class 6A preview]

15. Providence Catholic

This Week: vs Joliet Catholic at ATI Field/Joliet, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Celtics stop the run?

[WATCH: Coglianese looks ahead to upcoming season

16. Bolingbrook

This Week: at Hinsdale Central, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can anyone cover Michigan commit tight end Ian Bunting (6-foot-7, 215 pounds)?

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17. Maine South

This Week: at Montini Catholic, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Hawks continue to roll with Life After (Matt) Alviti?

18. Wheaton Warrenville South

This Week: vs Glenbard West, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: A must-win already? The Tigers will be watched very closely early on this season.

19. Waubonsie Valley

This Week: at Naperville Central, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Warriors also win again minus standout running back Austin Guido (Western Michigan)?

20. Naperville Central

This Week: vs Waubonsie Valley, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks will rely heavily on the talents of Illinois State verbal commit quarterback Jake Kolbe.

21. St. Rita

This Week: vs Marist at Soldier Field, 7:00 p.m. on Saturday
EDGY's Take: Can the refocused Mustangs put the mess of a 2012 season behind them?

[WATCH: Dan Sharp previews 2013 season


22. Joliet Catholic

This Week: vs Providence Catholic at ATI Field, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: On offense it's running back Mike Ivlow and then...?

[More: Ivlow among Edgy Tim's under the radar players to watch]

23. Oak Lawn Richards

This Week: vs Harlan, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs have some very tough early games in 2013.

24. Batavia

This Week: vs Glenbard North, 7:30 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs have a ton of experience back, and can they beat the Panthers in back-to-back seasons?

[WATCH: What to expect from Plainfield South

25. Homewood-Floormoor

This Week: vs Simeon, 7:00 p.m. on Friday
EDGY's Take: Can the Vikings' speed beat the Wolverines' speed this week? Yet another great opening game here featuring a lot of...speed.