By Al Zipsie

NUIC Week three.

Friday. North.

Durand/Pecatonica at Dakota.

Lena-Winslow at East Dubuque.

Saturday.

Galena at Orangeville.

Friday. South.

Amboy at Forreston.

Aquin at Milledgeville.

Eastland/Pearl City at West Carroll.

\Friday. Crossover.

A/FC at Stockton.

NUIC Media Picks. Stateline Sports Hub.

Kyle Kampmier. NUIC Football Fanatics. 13-1. Dakota. Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Scott Leber. WTVO TV. 13-1. Du/Pec, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, E/PC, Stockton.

Joe Dredge. WROK/Stateline Sports Hub. 12-2. Du/Pec. Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Cody Cutter. Sauk Valley News. 12-2. Dakota. Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Matt Trowbridge. Rockford Register Star/Freeport Journal-Standard. 12-2. Du/Pec, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, E/PC, Stockton.

Derrick Mason. Townhouse Square Media. 12-2. Du/Pec. Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll. Stockton.

Terry Werntz. Former Dakota and Freeport coach. 11-3. Dakota, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Tim O'Hallaran. Edgy Tim. 10-4. Du/Pec, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Mike Buda. WIFR TV. 10-4. Du/Pec, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, E/PC, Stockton.

Al Zipsie. Stateline Sports Hub. 10-4. Du/Pec, Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Pete Leinweber. Deep Dish Football. 9-5. Dakota. Lena-Winslow, Orangeville, Forreston, Aquin, West Carroll, Stockton.

Durand/Pecatonica and West Carroll are the surprise teams so far this season both in our Stateline Sports Hub rankings top five. Lena-Winslow is first, followed by Forreston, Aquin, Du/Pec and West Carroll. This week both have interesting matchups. West Carroll host E/PC and Du/Pec is at Dakota.

Our 11 man media poll this week has Du/Pec favored over Dakota 7 to 4. West Carroll over E/PC. 8 to 3.  The other five games are all unanimous with Lena-Winslow, Forreston, Aquin, Stockton, and Orangeville.