(Last week's rankings in parentheses)
1. Mount Carmel (1) 3-0
The Caravan shut out Bishop McNamara and have given up just eight points this season. Marko Boricich is doing a fine job at quarterback, and the running game has been punishing as has the defense. They get Brother Rice tonight in a Catholic League Blue opener, and it's on TV.
2. Crete-Monee (2) 3-0
The Warriors got a scare from Simeon, as a last-second, potential game-winning field goal went wide. Crete made mistakes, but overcame them. Tonight, the Warriors have a big game with Benet Academy. There will be no room for mistakes.
3. Homewood-Flossmoor (3) 3-0
The Vikings won big over Joliet West. Coach Craig Buzea has a young team, but it's playing hard. The Vikings have a Saturday afternoon game at Joliet Central. Lincoln-Way East comes to town next week, but the Vikings won't be looking ahead.