(Last week's rankings in parentheses)
1. Mount Carmel (1) 5-0
The Caravan picked up their 700th program win and did it by beating rival St. Rita 24-3. Matt Domer is getting great blocking and it shows. Another big one and their third straight TV game as the Caravan travels to Wilmette to play undefeated Loyola Academy. Mount Carmel took the scare it got against Brother Rice seriously and is firing at full speed.
2. Homewood-Flossmoor (3) 5-0
The old single wing was a plus for the Vikings in their win over Lincoln-Way East. Another tough foe tonight in Sandburg. Coach Craig Buzea and his staff have done a great job meshing the seniors with the younger players. Big plays have helped the Vikings this year, but a lot of doing a lot of small things right are also the reason for H-F's success.
3. Crete-Monee (3) 4-1
The Warriors got back on the winning track as Deon Benton and Elijah Douglas both returned kickoffs for scores. They reacted well from the program's first-regular season loss since 2010 and took it to Rich East. A trip down I-57 to Kankakee awaits and Crete and coach John Konecki know this can be a tough game.