1. Mount Carmel (5-0)
Last Week: Beat St. Rita 24-3
This Week: @ Loyola (3)
EDGY's Take: Stellar defensive effort in win over St. Rita will need to continue this week as well.
2. Lake Zurich (5-0)
Last Week: Beat Lake Forest 21-10
This Week: vs. Antioch
EDGY's Take: Trailed to Lake Forest 10-0 early but rebounded nicely. The Bears passing game is for real.
3. Loyola Academy (5-0)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice 24-3
This Week: vs. Mount Carmel (1)
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers look to retain the CCL Blue title and a win on Saturday will go a long way towards keeping that crown.
4. Montini Catholic (5-0)
Last Week: Beat Marmion 27-3
This Week: vs. Immaculate Conception
EDGY's Take: The Broncos are cruising, but the schedule will get tougher soon.
5. Glenbard West (4-1) (7)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale Central 37-7
This Week: @ OPRF (16)
EDGY's Take: Despite being banged up the Hitters can still hit.
6. Bolingbrook (5-0) (8)
Last Week: Beat Joliet West 30-6
This Week: vs. Lockport
EDGY's Take: The defense remains impressive, but is anyone else worried about the lack of competition on the Raiders schedule so far?
7. Naperville Central (5-0) (9)
Last Week: Beat West Aurora 56-0
This Week: @ Wheaton South (10)
EDGY's Take: The offense is for real but don't discount the Redhawks defense this season. Huge game on the road Friday.
8. Joliet Catholic (5-0) (13)
Last Week: Beat Marist 49-27
This Week: vs. St. Patrick
EDGY's Take: The Hillmen are playing better defense, but the injuries are also mounting here.
9. Homewood-Floosmoor (5-0) (18)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way East 24-21
This Week: @ Sandburg
EDGY's Take: The Vikings can and will match up with all comers here.
10. Wheaton South (4-1) (5)
Last Week: Lost to Naperville North 21-14
This Week: vs. Naperville Central (7)
EDGY's Take: Tough loss last week. Can the Tigers rebound against an even tougher Redhawks team?
11. Wheaton North (4-1) (11)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park 42-17
This Week: vs. Glenbard East
EDGY's Take: I guess this Clayton Thorson (Northwestern) kid is pretty good.
12. Neuqua Valley (4-1) (12)
Last Week: Beat East Aurora 52-6
This Week: vs. Metea Valley
EDGY's Take: Just gearing up for the Big One next week at North Central College.
13. St. Rita (4-1) (10)
Last Week: Lost to Mount Carmel 24-3
This Week: @ Providence Catholic (19)
EDGY's Take: Can the Mustangs reload on offense? The talent is there for St. Rita no question.
14. Lincoln-Way East (4-1) (6)
Last Week: Lost to Homewood-Floosmoor 24-21
This Week: @ Joliet West
EDGY's Take: The East defense allowed 17 unanswered points against H-F last week. Don't expect that to happen too often.
15. Glenbard North (4-1) (15)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard East 40-0
This Week: @ West Aurora
EDGY's Take: Justin Jackson is simply being Justin Jackson.
16. Oak Park-River Forest (5-0) (19)
Last Week: Beat York 41-13
This Week: vs. Glenbard West (5)
EDGY's Take: The Huskies just keep winning. OPRF has a ton of weapons this season.
17. Benet Academy (5-0) (20)
Last Week: Beat Marian Catholic 40-7
This Week: vs. St. Viator
EDGY's Take: The Redwings have been playing very consistent football so far in 2013.
18. Batavia (4-1) (21)
Last Week: Beat West Chicago 48-7
This Week: @ Larkin
EDGY's Take: Look for the Bulldogs to keep rolling along in the regular season.
19. Providence Catholic (3-2) (22)
Last Week: Beat Gordon Tech 42-0
This Week: vs. St. Rita (13)
EDGY's Take: Can the Celtics beat St. Rita this week? The Providence offense is a strength here.
20. Richards (4-1) (14)
Last Week: Lost to Evergreen Park 35-34
This Week: vs. Reavis
EDGY's Take: I didn't see the loss last week to Evergreen Park coming. One week blip or maybe something else?
21. Waubonsie Valley (4-1) (23)
Last Week: Beat Bartlett 46-7
This Week: @ South Elgin
EDGY's Take: The Warriors are getting ready for the Big One in Week 7.
22. Marist (4-1) (17)
Last Week: Lost to Joliet Catholic 49-27
This Week: vs. Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks need to find some defense here if they plan on a long postseason run.
23. Crete-Monee (4-1) (25)
Last Week: Beat Rich East 53-12
This Week: @ Kankakee
EDGY's Take: The Warriors also look to keep improving week to week in the Southland conference.
24. Kaneland (5-0) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Rochelle 49-20
This Week: @ DeKalb
EDGY's Take: The Knights, led by senior QB Drew David, are for real folks.
25. Maine South (3-2) (NR)
Last Week: Beat Glenbrook South 42-21
This Week: @ New Trier
EDGY's Take: The Hawks have now won 61 consecutive Central Suburban South conference games.
Out this week? #16 Hinsdale Central and #24 Downers Grove North
1. Mount Carmel (5-0)