1. Mount Carmel (1-0) (Last week: 1)
Last Week: Beat St. Patrick 40-0
This Week: vs Morgan Park at Gately Stadium
EDGY's Take: The Caravan started slow but finished strong as senior WR/DB Christian Searles adds three touchdowns (INT return/2 catches).
2. Lake Zurich (1-0) (2)
Last Week: Beat Fremd 24-0
This Week: vs Cary-Grove
EDGY's Take: Da Bears defense shouts out Fremd and senior QB Noah Allgood threw two touchdown passes in the win.
3. Loyola Academy (1-0) (3)
Last Week: Beat Marquette WI. 31-8
This Week: @ East St. Louis vs O'Fallon
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers also started slow and finished strong against Marquette. QB Jack Penn is a key offensively for Loyola.
4. Montini Catholic (1-0) (5)
Last Week: Beat Maine South 21-19
This Week: @ East St Louis
EDGY's Take: From the fire, back into the fire this week at the East St. Louis City of Champions Classic.
5. Downers Grove North (1-0) (6)
Last Week: Beat Lockport 45-0
This Week: vs Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: QB David Edwards is tough to stop in the Trojans pound-it-out ground game.
6. Lincoln-Way East (1-0) (7)
Last Week: Beat Carmel 17-7
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: East found its offense in the third quarter to rally from a 7-0 halftime Corsairs lead.
7. Wheaton North (1-0) (10)
Last Week: Beat Cary-Grove 42-18
This Week: @ Geneva
EDGY's Take: The Falcons offense is, no question, as dangerous as any in Chicagoland.
8. Neuqua Valley (1-0) (11)
Last Week: Beat Naperville North 34-27
This Week: @ #12 Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a huge first half against Naperville North from Illinois commit WR Mike Dudek (three touchdowns).
9. Bolingbrook (1-0) (16)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central 17-6
This Week: vs Romeoville
EDGY's Take: The Raiders defense limits the Red Devils to two field goals.
10. Wheaton Warrenville South (1-0) (18)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard West 17-14
This Week: @ #21 Maine South
EDGY's Take: Huge Week 1 win over rival and defending 7A state champs Glenbard West. Huge.
11. Glenbard West (0-1) (4)
Last Week: Lost to Wheaton South 17-14
This Week: vs Morton
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers will look to reload this week against Morton at Duchon Field.
12. Naperville Central (1-0) (20)
Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley 23-10
This Week: Vs #8 Neuqua Valley
EDGY's Take: Another tough game this week in the Redhawks Tour of the Indian Prairie school district 204.
13. St. Rita (1-0) (21)
Last Week: Beat Marist 28-26
This Week: vs Danville
EDGY's Take: I guess that QB Tommy Mister kid can play?
14. Crete-Monee (1-0) (14)
Last Week: Beat TF South 43-6
This Week: vs Evanston
EDGY's Take: The Warriors defense will keep several teams offenses down in 2013.
15. Batavia (1-0) (24)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North 29-26
This Week: vs #23 Oak Lawn Richards
EDGY's Take: It was a tale of two halves for the Bulldogs offense and senior QB Micah Coffey.
16. Joliet Catholic (1-0) (22)
Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic 42-35
This Week: @ St. Thomas MN.
EDGY's Take: Is senior RB Mike Ivlow a chip off of dad's (Bolingbrook head coach John Ivlow) block?
17. Glenbard North (0-1) (9)
Last Week: Lost to Batavia 29-26
This Week: vs Carmel
EDGY's Take: If anything good came out of the Batavia loss it was the emergence of junior QB Brett Gasiorowski.
18. Hinsdale Central (0-1) (12)
Last Week: Lost to Bolingbrook 17-6
This Week: @ Addison Trail
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils will need to find some offense and find it soon.
19. Marist (0-1) (13)
Last Week: Lost to St. Rita 28-26
This Week: vs Brother Rice
EDGY's Take: The Battle of Pulaski awaits in this crazed South Side rivalry game against nearby Brother Rice.
20. Providence Catholic (0-1) (15)
Last Week: Lost to Joliet Catholic 42-35
This Week: @ Minooka
EDGY's Take: The Celtics will need to find some defense against another top running back in Minooka junior Nate Gunn this week.
21. Maine South (0-1) (17)
Last Week: Lost to Montini Catholic 21-19
This Week: vs #10 Wheaton Warrenville South
EDGY's Take: The Hawks will be just fine, trust me. Yet a win here would make the Red and Black Nation breathe a bit easier.
22. Waubonsie Valley (0-1) (19)
Last Week: Lost to Naperville Central 23-10
This Week: vs Oswego
EDGY's Take: Turnovers and penalties do not equal wins. EDGY math 101.
23. Oak Lawn Richards (1-0) (23)
Last Week: Beat Harlan 58-14
This Week: @ #15 Batavia
EDGY's Take: Junior QB Hasan Muhammed-Rogers will present issues for all opposing defenses in 2013.
24. Stevenson (0-1) (8)
Last Week: Lost to Indian Trail WI. 15-14
This Week: vs #25 Homewood-Floosmoor
EDGY's Take: The Vikings are looking to Drive Stevenson to the 0-2 highway this week.
25. Homewood-Floormoor (1-0) (25)
Last Week: Beat Simeon 27-13
This Week: @ #24 Stevenson
EDGY's Take: The Vikings have as much speed and weapons as anyone in Chicagoland.