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2023 Week 10 Marquee Sports Network/EDGYTIM.com Chicagoland Top 30 preps football poll

9 months agoEdgy Tim


“Edgy Tim” O’Halloran provides an updated ranking of the Top 30 Chicagoland High School football teams for Week 10. Head to EdgyTim.Rivals.com for more coverage.

Note: Number in parentheses is the team’s ranking in the previous week.

1. Loyola Academy 9-0 (3)

The Ramblers reclaim the #1 poll spot with a big win over the Caravan.

Next: vs Plainfield North

2. Lincoln Way East 9-0 (2)

The Griffins defense has allowed just 62 points in 9 games this season. 

Next: vs Taft

3. Mount Carmel 8-1 (1)

It’s just not great anytime you have to face a longtime rival and conference opponent in Round 1.

Next: vs St Rita

4. Batavia 8-1 (4)

The Bulldogs get a big test right out of the gates hosting the Crusaders.

Next: vs Brother Rice

5. Maine South 8-1 (5)

The Hawks are well aware of the scrappy Porters. 

Next: vs Lockport

6. Kankakee 9-0 (6)

The Kays have some special athletes this season including senior RB Tony Phillips.

Next: vs Bremen

7. Prairie Ridge 9-0 (7)

Yikes, this might be the best overall Round 1 game in the state.

Next: vs Nazareth Academy

8. Hersey 9-0 (8)

The Huskies will also get tested right away against the Red Grange Tigers.

Next: vs Wheaton South

9. Barrington 9-0 (9)

No question Barrington has a chance to go deep here, but the Titans are no pushover Round 1 opponent.

Next: vs Glenbrook South

10. Warren Township 7-2 (11)

The Blue Devils will take on an Oswego team that plays a lot like….Warren.

Next: vs Oswego

11. St. Francis 7-2 (12)

The Spartans have been on a late season roll and draw a strong Rochelle team in Round 1.

Next: vs Rochelle

12. Lake Zurich 8-1 (13)

Keep an eye on the starting line up here and if CLC Tigers QB Jason Penza is back from injury he’s a difference maker.

Next: vs Crystal Lake Central

13. Glenbard West 7-2 (14)

The Hitters will rely on it’s run game and strong defense in the postseason.

Next: vs Naperville North

14. York 8-1 (16)

The Dukes will take on a new opponent in Round 1 in the H-F Vikings.

Next: vs Homewood Flossmoor

15. Wheaton North 6-3 (17)

The Falcons could be a popular sleeper pick in 7A. 

Next: @ Whitney Young


16. Morris 9-0 (18)

Morris slips up to 5A, but regardless this is a team built for the postseason. 

Next: vs Tinley Park

17. Palatine 6-3 (21)

The Pirates hit the road in Round 1 and battle Neuqua Valley.

Next: @ Neuqua Valley

18. Morgan Park 8-1 (18)

Former Morgan Park player and now head coach (Chris James) take on his former Morgan Park assistant coach and now Corliss head coach Keith Brookshire.

Next: vs Corliss

19. Geneva 7-2 (22)

The Vikings will also draw a lot of attention as a nice sleeper team pick in 6A.

Next: vs Senn

20. Prospect 7-2 (23)

The Knights will now take on Buffalo Grove twice in three weeks.

Next: @ Buffalo Grove


21. Carmel 8-1 (24)

The Corsairs have a real chance to making some postseason noise in Class 5A.

Next: vs Lindbloom

22. Neuqua Valley 6-3 (NR)

The Wildcats when on it’s game are as capable of anyone in this Class 8A field.

Next: vs Palatine

23. Huntley 8-1 (26)

The Red Raiders hit the 8A playoffs on a regular season roll.

Next: vs Niles West

24. Naperville Central 7-2 (10)

The Redhawks will need to bounce back this week after a tough Week 9 loss to rival Neuqua Valley.

Next: vs Downers Grove South

25. St Ignatius 6-3 (NR)

The Wolfpack will get the “joy” of traveling to Joliet and I-80 for the second straight week. 

Next: @ Joliet West

26. St Charles North 6-3 (19) 

The North Stars can also argue they have one of the top overall games in all of Round 1 in Bradley.

Next: @ Bradley

27. Downers Grove North 7-2 (29)

The Trojans will need to matchup against a talented Broncos team.

Next: vs Kenwood

28. IC Catholic Prep 7-2 (28)

The Knights will look to capture another state title and start with taking on Geneseo. 

Next: vs Geneseo

29. Antioch 9-0 (30) 

The Sequoits have a chance to make some postseason noise in it’s part of the 5A bracket.

Next: vs Englewood STEM

30. Sycamore 8-1 (27)

The Spartans will rely on junior QB/S Burke Gautcher (Iowa).

Next: vs Evergreen Park

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