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Week 13 Marquee Sports Network/Edgy Tim Chicagoland Top 30 preps football poll

4 months agoEdgy Tim

“Edgy Tim” O’Halloran provides an updated ranking of the Top 30 Chicagoland High School football teams for Week 13. Head to for more coverage.

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

1. Mount Carmel 12-0 (1)

Next up is a Week 1 rematch and the 101st meeting between the Caravan and St. Rita.

Next: @ St. Rita

[Marquee Sports Network to air IHSA football Class 7A semifinal matchup between Mount Carmel/St. Rita]

2. Lincoln Way East 12-0 (2)

The Griffins got a big game on Saturday from junior QB Braden Tisher and the East defense to advance.

Next: vs Glenbard West

3. Loyola Academy 11-1 (3)

The Ramblers will hit the road this week and battle York in Elmhurst.

Next: @ York

4. York 12-0 (4)

The Dukes will play in the semifinal round for the third time in school history on Saturday.

Next: vs Loyola

5. Glenbard West 11-1 (5)

The Hilltoppers are playing their best football at the right time of the year and get a huge road win at Maine South to advance.

Next: @ Lincoln Way East

6. St. Rita 10-2 (7)

Special teams have always been pretty special at St. Rita and K/P Conor Talty (Alabama) is the state’s biggest kicking/punting weapon.

Next: vs Mount Carmel

7. St Charles North 10-2 (6)

The North Stars wrap up the 2022 season and will be very strong again in 2023.

Next: Season Completed

8. Lake Zurich 11-1 (9)

Da Bears get a big road win on Saturday at Pekin to advance.

Next: vs Batavia

9. Maine South 9-3 (8)

The Hawks just couldn’t get the football back to its offense enough in the second half in its loss to Glenbard West.

Next: Season Completed

10. Warren Township 10-2 (10)

The Blue Devils just struggled to score points in its 35-14 loss to Lincoln Way East.

Next: Season Completed

11. Batavia 9-3 (12)

The Bulldogs grinded their way past Yorkville 17-6 to advance.

Next: @ Lake Zurich

12. Lemont 12-0 (14)

Lemont was able to shut out a very good Kenwood team 14-0 to advance. Here comes East St. Louis on Saturday to Lemont.

Next: vs East St. Louis

13. Wheaton North 9-2 (11)

2022 Team MVP? WR/DB Karsten Libby.

Next: Season Completed

14. Crete-Monee 9-3 (14)

The Warriors just couldn’t slow down the East St. Louis big play offense in its 45-0 loss.

Next: Season Completed

15. Hersey 10-1 (15)

2022 Team MVP? QB Colton Gumino.

Next: Season Completed

16. Palatine 10-2 (16)

The Pirates welcome back a ton of impact names for the 2023 season.

Next: Season Completed

17. Prairie Ridge 11-1

QB Tyler Vasey now holds the state’s single season rushing record after his 481 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns in a 69-28 win over Harlem.

Next: vs St. Ignatius

18. Simeon 10-1 (17)

2022 Team MVP? RB/DB Andre Crews.

Next: CPL Championship Game

19. Marist 7-4 (19)

2022 Team MVP? QB Dermot Smyth

Next: Season Completed

20. Brother Rice 7-5 (20)

The Crusaders just couldn’t get the football back in its 48-12 loss to rival Mount Carmel.

Next: Season Completed

21. Lyons Township 9-3 (21)

The Lions have several key names returning for the 2023 season.

Next: Season Completed

22. Prospect 9-2 (22)

2022 Team MVP? QB Brad Vierneisel.

Next: Season Completed

23. Neuqua Valley 8-3 (23)

2022 Team MVP? WR/DB Grant Larkin.

Next: Season Completed

24. Sycamore 12-0 (27)

The Spartan defense pitched a 28-0 shutout win over Sterling to advance to the semifinals.

Next: vs Nazareth Academy

25. IC Prep 11-1 (28)

The Knights rally from behind for the 27-20 OT win over Princeton on Saturday.

Next: vs Byron

26. Providence Catholic 8-4 (30)

The Celtics defense slowed down a strong Richmond Burton rushing attack for the 31-14 win to advance.

Next: @ Wheaton St. Francis

27. St. Ignatius 10-2 (NR)

The Wolfpack got a huge 31-6 win over Niles Notre Dame to advance.

Next: @ Prairie Ridge

28. Nazareth Academy 8-4 (NR)

The Road Runners got an impressive 29-0 shutout win over Morgan Park on Saturday.

Next: @ Sycamore

29. St. Francis 11-1 (NR)

The Spartans offense has clicked in the postseason and up now is surging Providence Catholic.

Next: vs Providence Catholic

30. Morris 10-2 (NR)

Don’t tread on the Morris logo, folks. That didn’t work out well for Mahomet Seymour on Saturday.

Next: @ Peoria

Out: Yorkville/Niles Notre Dame/Richmond Burton/Downers Grove North

Next In (in no order): Yorkville/Niles Notre Dame/Richmond Burton/Downers Grove North/Kenwood/Morgan Park/Joliet Catholic/Glenbrook South/Kankakee/Reed Custer

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