EDGY Tim's Week 7 power rankings

EDGY Tim's Week 7 power rankings
October 6, 2013, 12:45 pm
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1. Loyola Academy (6-0) (3)

Last Week: Beat Mount Carmel 24-17

This Week: @ De La Salle

EDGY's Take: Huge weather issues delayed the win on Sunday for the Ramblers who are looking to capture it's third straight CCL Blue crown.

2. Lake Zurich (6-0) (2)

Last Week: Beat Beat Antioch 49-7

This Week: vs. Zion-Benton

EDGY's Take: It's still all about the defense for the Bears in 2013, but the offense/passing attack has been a nice surprise.

3. Mount Carmel (5-1) (1)

Last Week: Lost to Loyola 24-17

This Week: @ St. Laurence

EDGY's Take: The Caravan turned the ball over 4 times on Sunday in it's loss to Loyola.

[VIDEO: Loyola beats Mt. Carmel 24-17]

4. Montini Catholic (6-0) (4)

Last Week: Beat Immaculate Conception 38-21

This Week: @ Marian Central Catholic

EDGY's Take: The Broncos need a win this week over the Hurricanes, which has been a tough task in the regular season the past few seasons.

5. Glenbard West (5-1) (5)

Last Week: Beat OPRF 20-14

This Week: vs. Proviso West

EDGY's Take: Tough defense and an offense that just gets it done equals more success for the Hitters.

6. Bolingbrook (6-0) (6)

Last Week: Beat Lockport 24-3

This Week: @ No. 7 ranked Homewood-Floosmoor

EDGY's Take: Major step up in competition level this week for the Raiders.

7. Homewood-Floosmoor (6-0) (7)

Last Week: Beat Sandburg 48-10

This Week: vs. No. 6 ranked Bolingbrook

EDGY's Take: Has anyone done a better job of turning around a program than Craig Buzea?

8. Wheaton South (5-1) (10)

Last Week: Beat Naperville Central 14-7

This Week: vs. Lake Park

EDGY's Take: The Red Grange Tigers can still play some defense.

9. Wheaton North (5-1) (11)

Last Week: Beat Glenbard East 52-7

This Week: @ West Aurora

EDGY's Take: The Falcons just keep getting it done and look to be a dangerous team in the state playoffs.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Stevenson beats Warren 21-7]

10. St. Rita (5-1) (13)

Last Week: Beat Providence Catholic 37-14

This Week: @ St. Ignatius

EDGY's Take: Nice bounce back win at Providence in a game dominated by the Mustangs.

11. Naperville Central (5-1) (7)

Last Week: Lost to Wheaton South 14-7

This Week: vs. No. 14 ranked Glenbard North

EDGY's Take: The Redhawks now get the Panthers this week as the schedule just gets tougher.

12. Neuqua Valley (5-1) (12)

Last Week: Beat Metea Valley 65-28

This Week: vs. No. 19 ranked Waubonsie Valley @ NCC

EDGY's Take: It's time for the Big One this week at North Central College.

13. Lincoln-Way East (5-1) (14)

Last Week: Beat Joliet West 35-28

This Week: @ Providence Catholic (19)

EDGY's Take: The Griffins had a tougher than expected time last week with Joliet West. I didn't see that coming.

14. Glenbard North (5-1) (15)

Last Week: Beat West Aurora 34-14

This Week: @ No. 11 ranked Naperville Central

EDGY's Take: The Panthers defense will get a huge test this week against the Central offense.

15. Joliet Catholic (5-1) (8)

Last Week: Lost to St. Patrick 22-21

This Week: @ Carmel

EDGY's Take: Even the kicker is hurt for the Hillmen. JCA is just trying to survive until they can heal up.

16. Benet Academy (6-0) (17)

Last Week: Beat St. Viator 38-14

This Week: @ Nazareth Academy

EDGY's Take: Do NOT take this week's opponent lightly, just ask Notre Dame.

[HIGHLIGHTS: Bremen beats Oak Forest 19-12]

17. Batavia (5-1) (18)

Last Week: Beat Larkin 46-14

This Week: @ St. Charles North

EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs continue to roll through the Upstate 8 River. Can North bring a much needed test here?

18. Richards (4-1) (20)

Last Week: Beat Reavis 40-0

This Week: @ Argo

EDGY's Take: When was the last time Richards had a meaningful game against Argo?

19. Waubonsie Valley (5-1) (21)

Last Week: Beat South Elgin 63-29

This Week: vs. No. 12 ranked Neuqua Valley @ North Central College

EDGY's Take: It's the Big One this week. 15,000 plus fans in the house?

20. Marist (5-1) (22)

Last Week: Beat Carmel 35-23

This Week: @ Notre Dame

EDGY's Take: The Redhawks defense will need to slow down RB Chris James this week.

21. Oak Park-River Forest (5-1) (16)

Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West 20-14

This Week: @ Lyons Township

EDGY's Take: Battled but came up shirt against Glenbard West last week. Now here comes Captain Comeback this week.

22. Crete-Monee (5-1) (23)

Last Week: Beat Kankakee 18-6

This Week: vs. Bloom

EDGY's Take: Is it me or haven't we seen the Warriors offensive explosion we saw a year ago?

[HIGHLIGHTS: Glenbard West beats Oak Park-River Forest 20-14

23. Kaneland (6-0) (24)

Last Week: Beat DeKalb 35-12

This Week: vs. Yorkville

EDGY's Take: The Knights are also building up for a state playoff run but has some stiff tests starting this week vs. the Foxes.

24. Maine South (5-1) (25)

Last Week: Beat New Trier 42-17

This Week: @ Niles West

EDGY's Take: 62 straight conference wins in the Central Suburban South and counting.

25. Schaumburg (6-0) (NR)

Last Week: Beat Conant 40-21

This Week: vs. Hoffman Estates

EDGY's Take: Schaumburg standout QB Stacey Smith is an electric runner.

Out? #19 Providence Catholic (3-3) lost to St. Rita.

"Edgy" Tim O'Halloran is a contributor to csnchicago.com for IHSA football and recruiting information. Watch “Edgy” on HS Lites on Wednesdays (on-demand) and Friday/Saturdays (TV; on-demand).  Also, visit edgytim.com for in-depth prep football information and analysis.