Week 7 Chicagoland Top 30

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Week 7 EDGYTIM.com Chicagoland Top 30 poll

1. Lincoln-Way East 6-0 (1)- The Griffins defensive line is no question one of the top in Chicagoland this season. Next: vs Lockport

2. Prairie Ridge 6-0 (2)- It's been a pretty easy run lately for the Wolves in the Fox Valley Conference. Next:@ Hampshire

3. Maine South 5-1 (3)-The Hawks are now gearing up for the remainder of the regular season and remains as dangerous as anyone in this Top 30. Next: vs Glenbrook South

4. Marist 6-0 (4)- Big test this week for the Redhawks who can also lay claim to having one of the top defensive lines in the state this fall. Next: vs Nazareth Academy

5. Lake Zurich 6-0 (5)- Always a huge game when Stevenson pops up on the schedule. Next: @ Stevenson

6. Phillips 6-0 (6) No question that the Wildcats have been rolling but could Raby provide a much needed test this week? Next:vs Raby

7. Loyola 5-1 (10)- The Ramblers take care of business against St. Rita and look ahead to some bigger games ahead. Next: vs Leo

8. Glenbard West 5-1 (20)- The Hitters get a big win over Lyons and this coaching staff has made some great adjustments since it's Week 1 loss to Maine South. Next: vs Hinsdale Central

9. Homewood-Flossmoor 5-1 (7)- The Vikes will adjust and look to get back o0n track this week against the Boilermakers. Next: vs Bradley

10. Naperville Central 5-1 (8)- No shame in battling one of the top teams in Ohio for four quarters. Next: vs Naperville North

11. Barrington 6-0 (11)- QB Ray Niro simply has no fear. Next: vs Hoffman Estates

12. Stevenson 5-1 (12)- Biggest test of the season this week for the Patriots. Next: vs Lake Zurich

13. Hinsdale Central 5-1 (13)- Huge showdown for the Red Devils this Saturday on the Shores of Lake Ellyn. Next: @ Glenbard West

14. Hoffman Estates 6-0 (14)-Biggest game of the year on Saturday at Barrington for the Hawks. Next: @ Barrington

15. Nazareth Academy 6-0 (15)- Can the Road Runners beat Marist at Marist? Next: @ Marist

16. Huntley 5-1 (16)- The Red Raiders will wind up being a high seed in 8A. Beware. Next: vs Crystal Lake Central

17. Lyons Township 5-1 (9)- A tough loss last Friday against Glenbard West. Next: @ Downers Grove North

18. Batavia 6-0 (19)- The Bulldogs are playing outstanding defense so far this season. South Elgin and QB Nate Gomez will be a good test this week. Next: vs South Elgin

19. Neuqua Valley 5-1 (22)- The Wildcats have gotten a big season so far from QB Jake Eskoff. Next: @ Wheaton North

20. Warren Township 4-2 (26)- The Blue Devils are for real and have a chance of big a very tough out in 8A. Next: vs Waukegan

21. Crete-Monee 5-1 (21)- QB Isaiah Rucker Player of the Year? Next: @ Rich South

22. Cary-Grove 4-2 (23)- The Trojans have three solid games left to wrap up the regular season. Next: vs Crystal Lake South

23. Providence Catholic 4-2 (24)- The Celtics have a chance to secure a fifth win this season but Fenwick is always a challenge. Next: vs Fenwick

24. Morris 6-0 (28)- The Redskins have a very strong running game led by RB Kan Dransfeldt Next: vs Kaneland

25. St. Rita 4-2 (17) The Mustangs get back at it this week on the road in Kankakee. Next: @ Bishop McNamara

26 Bolingbrook 5-1 (30)- The Raiders show off it's better than you think passing game and QB Anthony Vespo last week over Lockport. Next: vs Thornridge

27. Oswego 5-1 (NR)-The Southwest Prairie is wild...yet in the end it always seems to be Oswego at the top. Next: Vs @ Joliet Central

28. Palatine 3-3 (18)- I'm not a big fan of keeping 3-3 teams in any rankings but the Pirates are an exception. Next: vs @ Fremd

29. St. Charles North 5-1 (NR) The North Stars have a real chance to challenging Batavia for the Upstate 8 River title. Next: @ Streamwood

30. Lemont 5-1 (NR) The Indians haven't been flashy this season but they have been effective. Next: @ Tinley Park

Out: Oak Park-River Forest/Marmion Academy/DeKalb

Others to Watch (in no particular order): Minooka/Buffalo Grove/Lemont/Hillcrest/Lakes/Rich Central/St. Charles North/Antioch/South Elgin/Johnsburg/Mount Carmel/Montini/Maine West/Lincoln-Way Central/Andrew/Simeon/Notre Dame/Hersey/Oak Lawn Richards/Wheaton North/Immaculate Conception

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