Edgy Tim's Top 25 Preps Power Rankings: Week One


Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings after one week of play on the IHSA slate.

1. Lincoln-Way East 1-0 (3)
Last Week: Beat Stevenson, 30-7
This Week: @ Naperville Central
EDGY's Take: The Griffins take care of business and beat Stevenson. Another big test awaits this week on the road in Naperville.

2. Loyola Academy 0-1 (1)
Last Week: Lost to St. Ignatius Ohio, 27-10
This Week: vs New Trier
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers lose to one of the top programs in Ohio; next is the War on The North Shore Saturday afternoon.
3. Nazareth Academy 0-1 (2)
Last Week: Lost to Cardinal Ritter, 32-21
This Week: vs Curie
EDGY's Take: The Roadrunners rallied but came up short against Cardinal Ritter.
4. St. Charles North 1-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Palatine, 24-14
This Week: vs Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The North Stars needed a second half rally to beat Palatine on Friday night. 
5. Homewood-Flossmoor 1-0 (7)

Last Week: Beat TF North, 54-20
This Week: @ Penn (Indiana)
EDGY's Take: The Vikings take care of T.F. North and cross the border this week in taking on Penn.

6. Batavia 1-0 (5)
Last Week: Lost to East St. Louis, 31-17
This Week: @ Naperville North
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs found themselves down 19-0 in the middle of the first quarter against East St. Louis. Getting back in the game was an uphill battle.
7. Warren Township 1-0 (8)
Last Week: Beat Barrington, 16-6
This Week: vs Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils defense is still nasty.

8. Brother Rice 1-0 (9)
Last Week: Beat Hillcrest, 26-20
This Week: vs Perspectives
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders get a big performance from junior QB Ben Somers in beating Hillcrest.

9. Glenbard West 1-0 (12)
Last Week: Beat Maine South, 45-28
This Week: vs Leyden
EDGY's Take: The Hitters looks like a state title contending teams at times during the win over Maine South on Saturday. West showed an impressive power running game led by junior RB Jalen Moore. 

10. Mount Carmel 1-0 (10)
Last Week: Beat Calumet New Tech, 42-0
This Week: @ Maine South
EDGY's Take: The Caravan break in their new on campus stadium on Friday with a win over Calumet.
11. Phillips 1-0 (13)
Last Week: Beat Detroit Cass Tech, 26-9
This Week: vs St. Mary (Mo.) @ East St. Louis
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a nice win over Cass Tech on Saturday; they were one of the few in-state teams to show well against out of state opponents this weekend. 
12. Montini 1-0 (14)
Last Week: Beat Hudson (WI), 22-7
This Week: vs Corliss
EDGY's Take: The Broncos also get a road win out of state on Saturday. Now they head home to host Corliss.
13. Hinsdale Central 1-0 (21)
Last Week: Beat Naperville Central, 14-6
This Week: @ Morton
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils defense was evil in locking down the Naperville Central offense Friday night.

14. Naperville Central 0-1 (6)
Last Week: Lost to Hinsdale Central, 14-6
This Week: vs Lincoln-Way East
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks' schedule doesn't get any easier. This week they host top-ranked Lincoln-Way East.

15. Minooka 1-0 (16)
Last Week: Beat Joliet West, 48-7
This Week: @ Plainfield South
EDGY's Take: The Indians get off to a strong start on their new field turf surface. Next up is the Battle of Ridge Road.

16. Prairie Ridge 1-0 (17)
Last Week: Beat Grayslake Central, 40-0
This Week: vs Hampshire
EDGY's Take: The Wolves take care of business in handling Grayslake Central.

17. Oswego 1-0 (18)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield Central, 42-3
This Week: @ Joliet West
EDGY's Take: The Panthers defense forced several turnovers in their win over Plainfield Central.

18. Maine South 0-1 (15)
Last Week: Lost to Glenbard West, 45-28
This Week: vs Mount Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Hawks lost some momentum when junior QB Luke Leongas went down with an injury against Glenbard West.

19. Neuqua Valley 1-0 (20)
Last Week: Beat Glenbard North, 27-10
This Week: @ Stevenson
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats get a nice performance from RB Armani Moreno in the win over Glenbard North on Friday. 

20. Fremd 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Lake Zurich, 24-6
This Week: @ Hersey
EDGY's Take: The Vikings stun Lake Zurich as junior QB Ryan Saxe goes off in the win.

21. Barrington 0-1 (19)
Last Week: Lost to Warren Township, 16-6
This Week: vs Buffalo Grove
EDGY's Take: The Broncos lost to Warren Township but also showed some flashes of better days ahead. Iowa commit DE Lukas VanNess was as advertised. 

22. Waubonsie Valley 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Oak Park-River Forest, 23-14
This Week: @ Libertyville
EDGY's Take: The Warriors defense got after it. They limited Oak Park-River Forest in an upset win on Friday night. QB Ethan Nelson is a name to watch.
23. Richards 1-0 (25)
Last Week: Beat Lincoln-Way Central, 14-7
This Week: vs St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs get a big win on the road against Lincoln-Way Central and now host another hot team in St. Rita on Friday.

24. Marist 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Dunbar, 42-0
This Week: @ Lake Zurich
EDGY's Take: The Redhawks get a nice win over Dunbar. They'll have to ramp up their game as they hit the road against Lake Zurich.

25. Providence Catholic 1-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Willowbrook, 14-7
This Week: vs Morgan Park
EDGY's Take: The Celtics hang on and get a 14-7 win over Willowbrook. Next up is Morgan Park as the Mustangs make the trip to the Emerald Isle.

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