(Last week's rankings in parentheses)
1. Mount Carmel (1) 7-1
The Caravan defense came through again in a 14-0 win over Providence. They get a true home game as Leo comes in for an afternoon contest at Carey Field. Will the Caravan defend their Class 8A title or will they go to Class 7A?
2. Homewood-Flossmoor (2) 7-1
The Vikings bounced back after their loss to Bolingbrook and took it to Lockport. Another road game tonight at Stagg. The mix of sophomores, juniors and seniors has come together. They would like some momentum going into the postseason.
3. Crete-Monee (3) 7-1
A battle with undefeated Rich Central awaits Saturday afternoon in Olympia Fields. A true test going into the playoffs. This team knows what it has to do to play in late November.