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2023 Week 4 Marquee Sports Network/Edgy Tim Chicagoland Top 30 preps football poll

10 months agoEdgy Tim

“Edgy Tim” O’Halloran provides an updated ranking of the Top 30 Chicagoland High School football teams for Week 4. Head to EdgyTim.Rivals.com for more coverage.

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

1. Mount Carmel 3-0 (1)

One of the state’s best and oldest rivalry games is played Friday night.

Next: vs St Rita

2. Lincoln Way East 3-0 (2)

The Griffins have been rolling behind QB Braden Tischer, but never take Bradley for granted.

Next: vs Bradley

3. Loyola Academy 3-0 (3)

The Ramblers get a big game from junior QB Ryan Fitzgerald and Loyola defense remains as nasty as ever.

Next: vs Brother Rice

4. York 3-0 (4)

The Dukes sure look like a team ready to make a ton of noise this season.

Next: vs OPRF

5. Batavia 2-1 (5)

QB Ryan Boe Player of the Year candidate? Already? Yes.

Next: @ St Charles North

6. Kankakee 3-0 (6)

Kankakee has a major game breaker in senior RB Tony Phillips this season.

Next: vs Riverside Brookfield

7. St Rita 3-0 (7)

QB Jett Hilding is truly a dual threat running the Mustangs offense this season.

Next: @ Mount Carmel

8. Maine South 2-1 (9)

The Hawks continue to get a great performance this season from junior QB Constantine Coines.

Next: @ Fremd

9. Prairie Ridge 3-0 (10)

The Wolves will get a big test Friday hosting undefeated Huntley.

Next: vs Huntley

10. Hersey 3-0 (12)

The Huskies offense has been impressive led by junior QB Colton Gumino this season.

Next: vs Vernon Hills

11. Brother Rice 2-1 (15)

The Crusaders will need a big game from its defense this Saturday led by junior ILB Christian Pierce.

Next: @ Loyola Academy

12. Lockport 3-0 (17)

The Porters are just finishing ways to finish games and win each week in a very similar fashion to the 2021 season.

Next: @ Sandburg

13. Palatine 2-1 (11)

The Pirates will need a bounce back win this week after a tough loss last Friday to Maine South.

Next: vs Evanston

14. Barrington 3-0 (18)

Barrington head coach Joe Sanchez is now the all time winningest coach in the Mid Suburban Conference.

Next: vs New Trier

15. Geneva 3-0 (20)

The Vikings have a bona fide Power 5 receiver in junior Talyn Taylor and enough talent to make a deep run this season.

Next: vs Lake Park

16. Wheaton North 2-1 (NR)

The Falcons QB Max Howser plays big in big games.

Next: @ St. Charles East

17. Downers Grove North 3-0 (NR)

The Trojans also have an up and coming underclassmen to watch in sophomore QB Owen Lansu.

Next: vs Proviso West

18. IC Catholic Prep 3-0 (22)

Despite Nazareth Academy’s 0-3 record, I still fully expect this game Friday night at Plunkett Park in Elmhurst to be a dandy.

Next: vs Nazareth Academy

19. Lake Zurich 3-0 (23)

Da Bears came out of the gates slow last Friday against Stevenson but finished strong for the win.

Next: @ Zion Benton

20. Marist 1-2 (14)

The Redhawks look to get back on track this week and will rely on QB Owen Winters to lead the Redhawks offensive attack.

Next: @ St. Ignatius

21. Joliet Catholic 2-1 (19)

The Hilltoppers played like world beaters for three quarters in last Friday’s 20-10 loss to St Rita, but that last quarter was a doozy.

Next: vs Niles Notre Dame

22, Morgan Park 2-1 (21)

The Mustangs have one of the state’s best all around players and athletes in senior RB/DB Tysean Griffin (Illinois).

Next: vs Phillips

23. Lyons Township 2-1 (24)

The Lions look to be back on track after a Week 1 loss to Prospect.

Next: @ Glenbard West

24. Oswego 3-0 (25)

This is more like the Oswego football we’ve all come to know over the many years and not the 3-6 2022 version.

Next: @ Joliet Central

25. St. Charles North 2-1 (8)

The road just get tougher for the North Stars who host 7A state power and Dukane rival Batavia Friday night.

Next: vs Batavia

26. Prospect 2-1 (26)

The Knights and head coach Dan DeBoeuf continue to build this program into a consistent winner.

Next: vs Glenbrook South

27. Providence Catholic 2-1 (28)

The Celtics will rely heavily this season on its defense while the offense continues to gain experience and confidence.

Next: @ St Laurence

28. Naperville North 2-1 (29)

The Huskies survive a strong non conference schedule and start off DVC play with a bang in Neuqua Valley.

Next: vs Neuqua Valley

29. Carmel 3-0 (30)

The Corsairs have an abundance of talent this season led by senior QB Johnny Weber (SEMO).

Next: @ Marmion Academy

30. Lincoln Way Central 3-0 (NR)

The Knights and first year head coach Dave Woodburn grinded out an impressive 27-10 win on Saturday over O’Fallon at Illinois State.

Next: vs Lincoln Way West


Out: Glenbard West, Nazareth Academy, Bolingbrook

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