New Prairie (6-1) at South Bend Washington (3-4)
South Bend Clay (0-7) at Mishawaka (4-3)
Kankakee Valley (3-4) at South Bend Riley (4-3)
Hobart (6-1) at South Bend St.Joseph (3-4)
1. New Prairie: The Cougars have run wild since an opening-week loss to LaPorte.
2. Hobart: The surprise team of the field, the Brickies have been great at times offensively, though a 14-7 win over Highland was puzzling. Clearly better than the rest of the field.
3. South Bend St. Joseph: The Indians beat Mishawaka, lost to 5A No. 3 Concord by a point and hung around (30-14) with Penn, so they're not to be dismissed.
4. Mishawaka: The Cavemen drop to 4A, but aren't of their recent vintage. Still can put up points, which makes them a threat.
5. South Bend Riley: A two-win team last season, the Wildcats are much improved, as evidenced by a 42-32 scrap with New Prairie. They can chuck it around, so they're dangerous.
6. Kankakee Valley: The Kougars scrapped with Lowell and Hobart, but a three-game gauntlet capped by Andrean seemed to take its toll in a 42-7 blowout loss. They do have a chance to rebound.
7. South Bend Washington: The Panthers struggle to score, averaging 13.9 points per game. They only allow 16.1, but better teams score on them.
8. South Bend Clay: The 0-7 Colonials have 40 points on the season and have allowed at least 41 every week.