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Week 9 Marquee Sports Network/EdgyTim.com Chicagoland Top 30 preps football poll

1 year agoEdgy Tim

“Edgy Tim” O’Halloran provides an updated ranking of the Top 30 Chicagoland High School football teams for Week 9. Head to EdgyTim.Rivals.com for more coverage.

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

1. Lincoln Way East 8-0 (1) 

Can the Griffins run the table in an always-stacked 8A state playoff field?

Next: @ Bradley

2. Mount Carmel 8-0 (2) 

Huge Week 9 showdown on Saturday in Wilmette. Can the Caravan offense dent an always-strong Loyola defense? 

Next: @ Loyola Academy

3. Loyola Academy 8-0 (3) 

The Ramblers will look to lock up a top seed in Class 8A state playoff field with a win on Saturday. 

Next: vs Mount Carmel

4. York 8-0 (4) 

The Dukes will get a good challenge this week from an Oak Park-River Forest (4-4) team that is in must-win mode.

Next: @ Oak Park-River Forest

5. Glenbard West 7-1 (5) 

The Hilltoppers will also take on a hungry Hinsdale Central (4-4) team on Friday as West will try to knock out the Red Devils from the state playoff field.

Next: @ Hinsdale Central

6. Simeon 8-0 (6) 

The Wolverines will be a very difficult team to beat in the postseason regardless of which class they wind up in.

Next: vs Lane Tech

7. Maine South 6-2 (7) 

The Hawks will look to finish the Central Suburban South conference with its annual rivalry showdown hosting the Trevians.

Next: vs New Trier

8. St. Rita 6-2 (8) 

The Mustangs had a nice early test in beating Providence Catholic last week and look for Notre Dame to also give St. Rita a big Week 9 test.

Next: vs Notre Dame

9. St. Charles North 7-1 (9) 

Huge Dukane Conference championship game this week for the North Stars in Batavia. 

Next: @ Batavia

10. Lake Zurich 7-1 (10) 

Da Bears continue to play well and have a chance to close out the regular season strong hosting Waukegan (0-8) this Friday.

Next: vs Waukegan

11. Wheaton North 7-1 (12) 

The Falcons just found a way to reload after winning the 7A state title in 2021 and this team looks ready for another 2022 deep postseason run.

Next: vs St Charles East

12. Batavia 6-2 (13) 

The Bulldogs have righted the ship after a 1-2 early season start and look to win the Dukane Conference title this Friday.

Next: vs St. Charles North

13. Warren Township 7-1 (16) 

The Blue Devils still have one of the saltiest defenses in Chicagoland.

Next: @ Zion Benton

14. Lemont 8-0 (14) 

The Lemont Football Club have quietly put together an outstanding regular season and looked primed for a possible run in 6A.

Next: @ TF South

15. Hersey 8-0 (15) 

The Huskies got a big Week 8 win over Elk Grove 42-0 and look to lock up a high seed in 7A.

Next: vs Buffalo Grove

16. Kankakee 7-1 (17) 

The Kays have been looking forward to this Week 9 showdown at Crete since the summer.

Next: @ Crete-Monee

17. Crete-Monee 6-2 (18) 

The Warriors will look to get some payback against Kankakee this week after losing to the Kays last season. 

Next: vs Kankakee

18. Prospect 7-1 (19) 

The Knights offense has been one of the most explosive in Chicagoland this season.

Next: @ Rolling Meadows

19. Brother Rice 5-3 (20) 

The South Side Super Bowl happens Friday night on 99th and Pulaski. Get your tickets early.

Next: vs Marist

20. Marist 5-3 (21) 

Huge Week 9 challenge for the Redhawks taking on rival Brother Rice in the annual South Side Super Bowl. 

Next:@ Brother Rice

21. Plainfield North 8-0 (22) 

Will the Tigers be a high seed in 8A or 7A? Regardless…this is a very good team here folks.

Next: vs Oswego East

22. Joliet Catholic 6-2 (22) 

The Hilltoppers are also seeking a win this Friday and trying to get a Round 1 playoff game in Class 4A.

Next: vs Montini Catholic

23. Neuqua Valley 6-2 (11) 

The Wildcats will look to bounce back this week after a surprising 14-0 loss to DeKalb (5-3) last Friday. 

Next: @ Metea Valley

24. St. Francis 8-0 (24) 

Monster crossover Metro Suburban conference game here between two of the top smaller enrollment schools in Chicagoland.

Next: @ ICCP

25. Prairie Ridge/Bolingbrook 7-1/5-3 (25/25) 

Prairie Ridge is getting a big season from QB Tyler Vase. Bolingbrook has one of the top freshman QBs in the Midwest in Jonah Williams.

Next: vs Crystal Lake Central/vs Stagg

26. Naperville Central 6-2 (26) 

The Redhawks will look to get the regular season sweep this week against rival Naperville North. Central defeated North 10-7 back in Week 6.

Next: vs Naperville North

27. Naperville North 6-2 (27) 

Can the Huskies get the offense clicking this time around against Naperville Central?

Next: @ Naperville Central

28. Huntley 7-1 (28) 

The Red Raiders running game is having a big season led by RB Haiden Janke. 

Next: vs Crystal Lake South

29. Palatine 7-1 (29) 

The Pirates will get a big Week 9 test hosting a very solid Hoffman Estates Hawks team.

Next: vs Hoffman Estates

30. Richmond Burton 8-0 (NR) 

The run-happy Rockets face one more regular season challenge taking on the run-happy Hubs.

Next: @ Rochelle

Next In (in no particular order): Glenbrook South, Downers Grove North, ICCP, Jacobs, St. Ignatius, South Elgin, Sycamore, Notre Dame, Wauconda, Yorkville, Wheaton Academy, Glenbard East, Reed-Custer

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