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2023 Week 12 Marquee Sports Network/EDGYTIM.com Chicagoland Top 30 preps football poll

8 months agoEdgy Tim

“Edgy Tim” O’Halloran provides an updated ranking of the Top 30 Chicagoland High School football teams for Week 12. Head to EdgyTim.Rivals.com for more coverage.

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


1. Loyola Academy 11-0 (1)

Can the St Ignatius option game dent the Loyola defense this week?

Next: @ St Ignatius

2. Lincoln Way East 11-0 (2)

The Griffins defense is as strong as anyone this season. Can the offense rise to the occasion this week at Warren Township?

Next @ Warren Township

3. Mount Carmel 10-1 (3)

The Caravan defense will need to slow down and contain Quincy and junior QB Bradyn LIttle. 

Next: @ Quincy

4. Batavia 10-1 (4)

The Bulldogs hit the road this week and take on the undefeated Hononegah Indians.

Next: @ Hononegah

5. Maine South 10-1

(5) This quarter final showdown at Barrington will be a dandy. 

Next: @ Barrington

6. Kankakee 11-0 (6)

The Kays go from the fire back into the fire hosting East St. Louis.  

Next: vs East St Louis 

7. Barrington 11-0 (8)

The Broncos defense stepped up in the second half as the Broncos came from behind to beat Naperville Central. 

Next: vs Maine South

8. Warren Township 9-2 (9)

The Blue Devils are very familiar with Lincoln Way East to say the least. 

Next: vs Lincoln Way East

9. St. Francis 9-2 (10)

QB Alessio Milivojevic is playing like a Player of the Year candidate this postseason.

Next: vs Morgan Park

10. Lake Zurich 10-1 (11)

Have run game will travel.

Next: vs Belvidere North

11. York 10-1 (13)

York K Damien Glotz made a walk off game winning 30 yard field goal look easy. 

Next: vs Edwardsville

12. Downers Grove North 9-2 (26)

The Trojans also came from behind to beat Hersey to advance.

Next: @ Lincoln Way West

13. Hersey 10-1 (7)

The Huskies welcome back a nice core of starters next season. 

Next: Season Completed

14. Morris 11-0 (15)

It’s never a small deal whenever Joliet Catholic comes to town.

Next: vs Joliet Catholic


15. Nazareth Academy 6-5 (16)

The most underrated quarterfinal game might be the Road Runners hosting Carmel.

Next: @ Carmel

16. Glenbard West 8-3 (12)

The Hitters will rise again.

Next: Season Completed 

17. Morgan Park 10-1 (17)

The Mustangs look to keep things moving forward this week in Wheaton. 

Next: @ St Francis

18. Geneva 9-2 (18)

The Vikings defense will get a challenge trying to slow down the Cary Grove triple option.

Next: @ Cary Grove

19. Carmel 10-1 (20)

The Corsairs have the second biggest offensive line in Illinois….coming just in below the Chicago Bears.

Next: vs Nazareth Academy

20 St Ignatius 8-3 (25)

Have you seen 6-foot-6, 290 plus pound 5 star DL Justin Scott playing fullback yet? 

 Next: vs Loyola Academy

21. Lincoln Way West 9-2 (30)

RB Joey Campagna has been the main go-to guy for the Warriors. 

Next: vs Downers Grove North

22. IC Catholic Prep 9-2 (27)

The Knights defense held a very good Boylan offense to a touchdown in its 35-7 win to advance.

Next: vs St Laurence

23. Joliet Catholic 8-3 (NR)

Joliet Catholic has been going old school in the postseason led by its power running game and strong defense. 

Next: @ Morris

24. Cary Grove 9-2 (NR)

The Trojans get to take on a very strong Geneva offense this week.

Next: vs Geneva

25. Wheaton North 7-4 (14)

The Falcons come up short in Quincy to end the season.

Next: Season Completed

26. Neuqua Valley 7-4 (21)

The Wildcats now get ready for a new conference home in 2024. 

 Next: Season Completed


27. Prairie Ridge 9-1 (22)

The Wolves will begin a new era in 2024 minus head coach Chris Schremp.  

Next: Season Completed


28. Naperville Central 8-3 (24)

The Redhawks gave Barrington all it could handle in Saturday’s 28-21 loss.  

Next: Season Completed


29. St. Laurence 8-3 (NR)

The Vikings get a huge game from QB Evan Les in beating Dixon in Dixon to advance. 

Next: @ IC Catholic Prep

30. Providence Catholic 7-4 (NR)

Sophomore QB Leo Slepski has been hot this postseason for the Celtics.   

Next: vs Highland

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