Edgy Tim's Preps Power Rankings: Week 5


Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings. 

1. Lincoln-Way East 4-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat Sandburg, 57-0
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way Central
EDGY's Take: Lincoln-Way (B)East continues to roll. This week, it's rivalry time as the Knights come calling.  

2. Nazareth Academy 4-0 (2)
Last Week: Beat St. Patrick, 47-16
This Week: @ Benet Academy
EDGY's Take: The Roadrunners continue to pile up the offensive yards points each week. 

3. Batavia 4-0 (3)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North, 42-12
This Week: vs Wheaton South
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs keep winning but still have a lot of work to do, including limiting turnovers. 4-0 Wheaton South comes to town Friday.

4. Homewood-Flossmoor 4-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Bolingbrook, 29-0
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way West
EDGY's Take: The Vikings get a big game from RB Leon Tanna (three touchdowns), while the defense pitches a shutout in Bolingbrook. 

5. Brother Rice 4-0 (5)

Last Week: Beat Loyola, 35-3
This Week: @ Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: Very few people predicted this kind of successful start for Brother Rice. That is, outside of the building at 100th & Pulaski.

6. Stevenson 4-0 (6)

Last Week: Beat Zion-Benton, 51-14
This Week: vs Lake Zurich
EDGY's Take: The Patriots hope to get a bigger test this week against rival Lake Zurich.

7. Mount Carmel 3-1 (7)
Last Week: Beat De La Salle, 40-0
This Week: @ Marmion Academy
EDGY's Take: The Caravan are the favorite to win the new CCL Green. They get off to a good start in conference play by shutting out De La Salle on Saturday. 

8. Cary-Grove 4-0 (11)
Last Week: Beat Huntley, 35-20
This Week: vs Dundee-Crown
EDGY's Take: The Trojans get a huge win over Huntley last Friday. Next up,  Dundee-Crown on Saturday for Homecoming. The Chargers scored 55 points against Prairie Ridge Friday in a losing effort. 

9. Simeon 4-0 (9)
Last Week: Beat Solorio, 62-0
This Week: vs Perspectives
EDGY's Take: The Wolverines have a very good shot at winning out the remainder of the regular season. 

10. Marist 3-1 (14)
Last Week: Beat St. Viator, 49-7
This Week: vs Joliet Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks will need to limit the JCA running game, which features RB Hailey Keenan.

11. Loyola Academy 2-2 (8)
Last Week: Lost to Brother Rice, 35-3
This Week: @ St. Ignatius
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers have lost two straight games to Top 10-ranked teams, Can the Ramblers readjust?

12. Maine South 3-1 (14)
Last Week: Beat Conant, 42-14
This Week: @ Evanston
EDGY's Take: The Hawks suddenly find themselves in a huge game this week at Evanston against the surging Wildkits. Also: when will QB Bobby Inserra return?

13. Oswego 4-0 (15)
Last Week: Beat Joliet West, 49-14
This Week: vs Plainfield East
EDGY's Take: Panthers senior WR/S Jamal Fomby has been Oswego's best all-around player this season.

14. Glenbard West 3-1 (18)
Last Week: Beat York, 45-24
This Week: vs Downers Grove North
EDGY's Take: The Hilltoppers are getting things in order since an opening week loss to Maine South. 

15. Richards 4-0 (19)
Last Week: Beat Oak Lawn, 56-14
This Week: vs Shepard
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs also have a few challenges left on the slate. But like Simeon, they also have a strong chance at winning out the remainder of the regular season.

16. Evanston 4-0 (NR)

Last Week: Beat Barrington, 32-13
This Week: vs Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Wildkits offense has terrific balance with QB Ben Tarpley and RB Quadre Nicholson. 

17. Phillips 2-2 (17)

Last Week: Beat Lincoln Park, 39-6
This Week: vs Morgan Park
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats roll past Lincoln Park and set their aim towards the Mustangs this week.

18. Barrington 3-1 (13)

Last Week: Lost to Evanston, 32-13

This Week: @ Conant

EDGY's Take: The Broncos will need to reload after a tough loss against Evanston. 

19. Willowbrook 4-0 (21)
Last Week: Beat Addison Trail, 42-13
This Week: vs Hinsdale South
EDGY's Take: The Warriors offense has been terrific this season. The defense has also been playing very well. Big test this week as they host the Hornets.

20. Naperville Central 2-2 (24)

Last Week: Beat Trinity Ky., 38-20
This Week: @ Metea Valley
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks pull off a big road win against Trinity from St. Matthews in Kentucky.

21. Bolingbrook 3-1 (16)
Last Week: Lost to H-F, 29-0
This Week: @ Bradley
EDGY's Take: The Raiders just couldn't get their running game in gear in the loss to rival H-F last Friday. 

22. Montini 4-0 (22)

Last Week: Beat St. Joseph, 55-0
This Week: vs St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Broncos are in need of a big test and this week begins a run of some very tough games. 

23. Hinsdale Central 3-1 (23)

Last Week: Beat Downers Grove North, 34-6

This Week: vs York

EDGY's Take: The Red Devils win the Old Oaken Bucket from DGN last Friday. Now, they'll need to bring the defense against York.

24. NewTrier 3-1 (NR)

Last Week: Beat Palatine, 37-25
This Week: @ Niles West
EDGY's Take: The Trevians have played well since their Week 2 loss to Loyola. 

25. Hillcrest 4-0 (NR)

Last Week: Beat Oak Forest, 47-7
This Week: vs Lemont
EDGY's Take: The Hawks are rolling this season as senior transfer QB Basil Webber has a stable of weapons at his disposal. 

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