South Elgin is the two-time defending Upstate Eight Conference champ with a 25-3 record over the last three seasons, while top contenders Glenbard East returns 13 total starters and Glenbard South a talented group of returners led by Notre Dame recruit Cam Williams.

South Elgin and Bartlett posted undefeated spring seasons, while Streamwood was arguably the biggest surprise in the Upstate Eight.

South Elgin, Glenbard East and Bartlett all finished atop the Upstate Eight with 8 conference wins in 2019, while Elgin made some noise with a late season surge to reach the playoffs.