No. 5 Glenbard West
2013 record: 11-2 (6-0); finished first in the West Suburban Silver in 2013. Lost to Lake Zurich, 16-7, in the Class 7A semifinal round.
Why did the Hilltoppers make the CSN Preps Power Rankings? Glenbard West seems to just reload under head coach Chad Hetlett. The Hilltoppers have posted double digit wins over six consecutive seasons.
Areas of concern heading into the 2014 season? Can the Hilltoppers reload on the offensive line?
It will be a good season if: the Hilltoppers can have balance on offense and focus on limiting penalties and turnovers.
Headliners? Defensive end Declan Ryan (6-foot-3, 240 pounds) led the team in sacks in 2013.
Biggest game in 2014? Wheaton South at Glenbard West, Aug. 30, 1:30 p.m.
CSNChicago.com is your top destination on the road to the 2014 high school football season. CSN preps contributor “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran spotlights one team per day in the CSN Preps Power Rankings, counting down to kickoff on August 29th.