Edgy Tim's Week 8 power rankings

Edgy Tim's Week 8 power rankings
October 13, 2013, 11:15 am
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1. Loyola Academy (7-0) (1)

Last Week: Beat DeLaSalle 48-0

This Week: vs. Lake Forest Academy

EDGY's Take: The Ramblers took care of business against the D1 heavy Meteors last week.

2. Lake Zurich (7-0) (2)

Last Week: Beat Zion-Benton 48-14

This Week: @ Libertyville

EDGY's Take: A good test this week against the Naughty Kitties at the Sandbox.

3. Mount Carmel (6-1) (3)

Last Week: Beat St. Laurence 55-0

This Week: vs. Providence Catholic

EDGY's Take: The Caravan will need to step it up this week against an improved Providence defense.

4. Montini Catholic (7-0) (4)

Last Week: Beat Marian Central Catholic 40-35

This Week: @ Aurora Christian

EDGY's Take: Montini is trying to sort out how healthy the Class 3A defending state champion Eagles will be on Friday night.

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

Last Week: Beat Proviso West 34-6

This Week: @ Addison Trail

EDGY's Take: The Hitters just keep hitting and winning.

6. Bolingbrook (7-0) (6)

Last Week: Beat Homewood-Floosmoor 31-24 OT

This Week: vs. No. 12 Lincoln-Way East

EDGY's Take: Huge come from behind win for the Raiders on the road last Friday.

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7. Homewood-Floosmoor (6-1) (7)

Last Week: Lost to Bolingbrook 31-24 OT

This Week: @ Lockport

EDGY's Take: No worries here. The Vikings have the talent to seriously contend for the Class 8A state title.

8. Wheaton South (6-1) (8)

Last Week: Beat Lake Park 28-0

This Week: @ No. 13 Glenbard North

EDGY's Take: Big time test as the Red Grange Tigers will try to slow down Justin Jackson.

9. Wheaton North (6-1) (9)

Last Week: Beat West Aurora 48-7

This Week: vs. No. 15 Naperville Central

EDGY's Take: Can the Falcons defense keep the Redhawks on lock down?

10. St. Rita (6-1) (10)

Last Week: Beat St. Ignatius 51-13

This Week: @ Brother Rice

EDGY's Take: The Mustangs look to be improving week to week. That's a good thing.

11. Neuqua Valley (6-1) (12)

Last Week: Beat Waubonsie Valley 40-25

This Week: vs. West Chicago

EDGY's Take: The Wildcats win the Big One. Again. Mike(y) Dudek POY?

12. Lincoln-Way East (6-1) (13)

Last Week: Beat Sandburg 31-13

This Week: @ No. 6 Bolingbrook

EDGY's Take: East gets a big test this week in Bolingbrook, but when have the Griffins ever backed down from a battle? Never.

13. Glenbard North (6-1) (14)

Last Week: Beat Naperville Central 40-34

This Week: vs. No. 8 Wheaton South

EDGY's Take: Justin Jackson two time Illinois POY?

14. Joliet Catholic (6-1) (15)

Last Week: Beat Carmel 30-14

This Week: vs. Notre Dame

EDGY's Take: Huge win for the Hillmen last week and now they can focus on ND and healing up for Week 10.

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15. Naperville Central (5-2) (11)

Last Week: Lost to Glenbard North 40-34

This Week: @ No. 9 Wheaton North

EDGY's Take: Two straight losses have the Redhawks back to the drawing board.

16. Batavia (6-1) (17)

Last Week: Beat St. Charles North 44-7

This Week: vs. St. Charles East

EDGY's Take: The Tour of St. Charles continues this week.

17. Richards (6-1) (18)

Last Week: Beat Argo 28-0

This Week: vs. Oak Lawn

EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs could be a real dangerous team in Class 6A.

18. Oak Park-River Forest (6-1) (21)

Last Week: Beat Lyons Township 31-26

This Week: vs. Hinsdale Central

EDGY's Take: Beating a hot Lyons team on Saturday was bigger than you'd think.

19. Crete-Monee (6-1) (22)

Last Week: Beat Bloom 12-7

This Week: vs. Rich South

EDGY's Take: We just haven't been seeing those walloping scores from the Warriors. A concern?

20. Kaneland (6-1) (23)

Last Week: Beat Yorkville 41-0

This Week: @ Sycamore

EDGY's Take: This week's game has been circled on my schedule since the preseason.

21. Maine South (5-2) (24)

Last Week: Beat Niles West 35-20

This Week: vs. Evanston

EDGY's Take: 63 straight conference games now won and still counting.

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22. Schaumburg (7-0) (25)

Last Week: Beat Hoffman Estates 35-6

This Week: @ Fremd

EDGY's Take: The Saxons have some serious team speed in 2013.

23. Marmion Academy (6-1) (NR)

Last Week: Beat St. Francis 26-20

This Week: @ Aurora Central Catholic

EDGY's Take: The Cadets only loss was to highly ranked Montini. Looking for a playoff sleeper? I got one here for you.

24. Benet Academy (6-1) (16)

Last Week: Lost to Nazareth Academy 28-18

This Week: vs. Marist

EDGY's Take: Welcome to the East Suburban Chaos Conference folks, where even the Redwings are prone to a loss or two.

25. Waubonsie Valley (5-2) (19)

Last Week: Lost to Neuqua Valley 40-25

This Week: @ East Aurora

EDGY's Take: One of these days the Warriors will get past You Know Who.

Out? No. 20 Marist lost to Nazareth Academy