EDGY's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 2

EDGY's Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 2
September 1, 2014, 8:00 am
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1. Loyola Academy 1-0 (2)
Last Week: Beat Milwaukee Marquette, 44-0
This Week: vs Edwardsville
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers take care of business and now will host a very strong Edwardsville team this week.

2. Stevenson 1-0 (3)
Last Week: Beat Indian Trail (Wisc.), 35-0
This Week: at Homewood-Floosmoor
EDGY's Take: The Patriots will get a huge road test on Friday at H-F.

3. Glenbard West 1-0 (5)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton South, 21-10
This Week: at Morton
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers will look to beat Morton this week.

4. Mount Carmel 0-1 (4)
Last Week: Lost to St. Joe Philly, 28-27
This Week: vs Morgan Park @ Gately
EDGY's Take: The Caravan will now get after it against the Morgan Park Mustangs.

5. Homewood-Flossmoor 1-0 (6)
Last Week: Beat Harlan, 48-0
This Week: vs Stevenson
EDGY's Take: The first of several regular season exams begin this week hosting Stevenson.

6. Cary-Grove 1-0 (7)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton North, 38-28
This Week: at Lake Zurich
EDGY's Take: The Trojans will need to defend themselves this week at Lake Zurich, which runs the an almost identical offense as they do.

7. Hinsdale Central 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 23-15
This Week: at Addison Trail
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils will look to get contributions from everybody every day.

8. Maine South 1-0 (17)
Last Week: Beat Montini Catholic, 36-35
This Week: at Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Hawks offense shows it's as explosive as ever in a stunning come-from-behind win last week over Montini.

9. Bolingbrook 0-1 (1)
Last Week: Lost to Hinsdale Central, 23-15
This Week: at Romeoville
EDGY's Take: The Raiders have plenty to clean up starting this week against district rival Romeoville.

10. Lake Zurich 1-0 (10)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 10-7
This Week: vs Cary-Grove
EDGY's Take: The Bears will also need to defend their own style of offense when they host Cary-Grove.

11. Waubonsie Valley 1-0 (20)
Last Week: Beat Naperville Central, 20-6
This Week: at Oswego
EDGY's Take: The Warriors looked to be in mid-season form in beating Naperville Central.

12. Richards 1-0 (12)
Last Week: Beat Indy Arsenal, 28-9
This Week: at Geneva
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs will need to play well on the road this week in Geneva.

13. Oak Park-River Forest 1-0 (21)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way East, 49-34
This Week: at Leyden
EDGY's Take: The Huskies answer any questions you might of had about their offense in a 49-34 beating of Lincoln-Way East.

14. Nazareth Academy 1-0 (16)
Last Week: Beat Bloomington, 42-7
This Week: vs Riverside-Brookfield
EDGY's Take: The Road Runners now take on neighborhood rival Riverside-Brookfield.

15. St. Rita 1-0 (15)
Last Week: Beat Simeon, 28-26
This Week: vs Dunbar
EDGY's Take: The Mustangs withstand a wild last second Simeon comeback for the win.

16. Oswego 1-0 (19)
Last Week: Beat Batavia, 40-36
This Week: vs Waubonsie Valley
EDGY's Take: The Panthers offense will always be in the game behind junior QB Steven Frank.

17. Naperville Central 0-1 (8)
Last Week: Lost to Waubonsie Valley, 20-6
This Week: at Neuqua Valley
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks offense needs to get on track and quickly starting this week in South Naperville.

18. Wheaton South 0-1 (14)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 21-10
This Week: vs Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Tigers will need to find their running game.

19. Montini Catholic 0-1 (11)
Last Week: Lost to Maine South, 36-35
This Week: vs East St. Louis
EDGY's Take: The Broncos go from the fire into the fire hosting East St. Louis on Saturday.

20. Naperville North 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Neuqua Valley, 15-14
This Week: at Thornton Township
EDGY's Take: The Huskies felt disrespected in the preseason rankings, so they went out and earned some respect. 

21. Providence Catholic 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Joliet Catholic, 21-10
This Week: vs Minooka
EDGY's Take: The Celtics passing offense is legit, and this is a team that will get better as the year progresses.

22. Lincoln-Way East 0-1 (13)
Last Week: Lost to OPRF, 49-34
This Week: at Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: 49 points allowed last week? I can remember seasons when the East defense didn't allow 49 points.

23. Neuqua Valley 0-1 (9)
Last Week: Lost to Naperville North, 15-14
This Week: vs Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats will need to get things back on track, otherwise an 0-2 start awaits.

24. Glenbard North 0-1 (18)
Last Week: Lost to Centerville, Ohio, 33-28
This Week: vs Batavia
EDGY's Take: It just doesn't get any easier for the Panthers this week in hosting Batavia.

25: Geneva 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat West Aurora, 41-23
This Week: vs Richards
EDGY's Take: The Vikings defense will get seriously tested against Richards this week.