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2023 Week 13 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 12-0 (1)

The Ramblers will square off against York who they beat last season in the 8A semifinals.

Next: vs York

2. Lincoln Way East 12-0 (2)

The Griffins defense has yet to allow a point in the postseason. Barrington will be its biggest test so far this season.

Next vs Barrington

3. Mount Carmel 11-1 (3)

The Caravan left an impression on the Quincy locals that will soon not be forgotten. HUGE rematch on Saturday against the Batavia Bulldogs.

Next: vs Batavia

4. Batavia 11-1 (4)

Batavia has been waiting for this showdown with the Caravan for over a year.

Next: @ Mount Carmel

5. Barrington 11-0 (7)

The Broncos are in the semifinal round for the first time since 1998.

Next: @ Lincoln Way East

6. York 11-1 (11)

The Dukes will hit the road and face off against Loyola again in the semifinals.

Next: @ Loyola Academy

7. St. Francis 10-2 (9)

Can the Spartans beat Nazareth Academy twice in the same season? We will find out on Saturday.

Next: @ Nazareth Academy

8. Lake Zurich 11-1 (10)

Next up for Da Bears is a Cary Grove triple option offense that’s hard to prepare for in a week.

Next: vs Cary Grove

9. Downers Grove North 10-2 (12)

DGN sophomore QB Owen Lansu has become a big game playmaker.

Next: vs Normal Community

10. Maine South 10-2 (5)

The Hawks fall just short 42-40 at Barrington.

Next: Season Completed

11. Kankakee 11-1 (6)

The Kays hung for some time with East St. Louis but just couldn’t.

Next: Season Completed

12. Warren Township 9-3 (8)

The Blue Devils close the amusement park for the season but this team has a ton back for 2024.

Next: Season Completed

13. Nazareth Academy 7-5 (15)

They just won’t stop winning….from 4-5 to possibly 9-5 and another state title? Up first is unfinished business against St Francis.

Next: vs St Francis

14. Joliet Catholic 9-3 (23)

The Hilltoppers looked to be in top form in walloping Morris 49-7 to advance.

Next: vs Providence Catholic

15. Cary Grove 10-2 (24)

The Trojans take full advantage of a handful of Geneva turnovers and advance.

Next: @ Lake Zurich

16. Hersey 10-1 (13)

The Huskies welcome back a handful of big time players for 2024.

Next: Season Completed

17. Glenbard West 8-3 (16)

The Hilltoppers always find a way to reload.

Next: Season Completed

18. Morgan Park 10-2 (17)

The Mustangs come up just short in its look to St. Francis on Saturday.

Next: Season Completed

19. Carmel 10-2 (19)

The Corsairs are back no question about that for the 2024 season.

Next: Season Completed

20 St Ignatius 8-4 (20)

The Wolfpack made another nice postseason run moving from 6A to 8A in 2023.

Next: Season Completed

21. St. Laurence 9-3 (29)

The Vikings and head coach Adam Nissen get one last drive for the TD and an upset win over IC Catholic prep to advance.

Next: vs Wheaton Academy

22. Providence Catholic 8-4 (30)

The Celtics are a much different team in the postseason and get a rematch this Saturday against longtime rival Joliet Catholic.

Next: @ Joliet Catholic

23. IC Catholic Prep 9-3 (22)

The Knights lost a heartbreaker 24-20 to St. Laurence and will graduate a great senior class next spring.

Next: Season Completed

24. Morris 11-1 (14)

Morris will also graduate a very strong senior class and will reload for 2024.

Next: Season Completed

25. Geneva 9-3 (18)

The Vikings program is definitely back on the right track.

Next: Season Completed

26. Lincoln Way West 9-3 (21)

The Warriors are another program that’s making big strides and will be back stronger in 2024

Next: Season Completed

27. Wheaton North 7-4 (25)

The Falcons always find a way to reload and compete.

Next: Season Completed

28. Neuqua Valley 7-4 (26)

The Wildcats get a new conference and a new challenge in 2024.

Next: Season Completed

29. Prairie Ridge 9-1 (27)

The Wolves will usher in a new era in 2024 with a new head coach.

Next: Season Completed

30 Naperville Central 8-3 (28)

The Redhawks will face several new opponents in 2024.

Next: Season Completed

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