(Last week's rankings in parentheses)
1. Mount Carmel (1) 5-1
The Caravan suffered a frustrating loss last weekend, turning the ball over four times in the fourth quarter. Last year, they rebounded to win the rest of their games. This year's team remembers that. Mount Carmel will bounce back.
2. Homewood-Flossmoor (2) 6-0
The Hampton twins -- Deante and Devonte -- are double trouble, but there are a lot of people stepping up. The defense, led by Patrick Johnson, Michael Johnson and Nicholas sanders each had seven tackles in the 48-10 rout of Sandburg. A big one with Bolingbrook tonight and another packed house in Flossmoor.
3. Crete-Monee (3) 5-1
The defense showed its strength as 18 points were enough for a win over Kankakee. This team is developing its own identity. The offense will come around. A big Southland Athletic showdown with Bloom Township takes place tonight.