Final 2019 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings

Ultimate B18 Gold tops the final 2019 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings. Another club season is in the books. Congratulations to all the teams that qualified for the 2019 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. Here are the final 2019 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings (with pre-tournament rankings in parenthesis). SPVB B18 Elite 18s 1. Ultimate B18 Gold (1)Ultimate B18 Gold never could get anything going at the 2019 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships ...

Final 2019 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

Adversity G16 Adidas was the only team from Illinois to qualify in the 16 Open division at the 2019 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships. Adversity ranks second in the final 2019 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings. Another club season is in the books. Congratulations to all the teams that qualified for the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships and all the teams that competed in the AAU Girls Junior National Championships. Here are the final 2019 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings...

Final 2019 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

Photos by Dave Ruggles. Rankings.Part performance. Part guess-work.Eighteen of the final 25 teams ranked at the end of the 2019 season were ranked in the preseason. Some teams that had not been ranked all season or had been in and out of the rankings broke into the final top 25. So here are they are, the final 2019 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Top 25 Illinois boys’ volleyball teams. Let the discussion begin.(preseason ranking in parentheses) 1. Marist 40-2 (8)Defeated Glenbard West, 25-21, 25-23, in the IHSA championship m...

How The 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Top 25 Volleyball Teams Have Fared

Photos by Dave Ruggles Four of the top 11 are gone. Some, a product of the imbalance in the IHSA sectionals. Others, an early and unscheduled demise. Further down the top 25, a scattering of upsets. However, 13 of the final 16 teams in the 2019 IHSA tournament were ranked in the final regular-season poll. Unranked (Chicago) Jones,  Hinsdale Central and St. Patrick also advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Hinsdale Central pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far with its regional championship win over sectional top-see...

Final Regular-Season 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

Marist is the No. 1 team in the 1st Allliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys Volleyball final regular-season rankings heading into the IHSA tournament. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) The postseason. A chance for redemption. Or an early start to summer. It all begins Monday. Here are the top 25 teams at the end of the regular season, and when and where you can find them as they begin the road to Hoffman Estates. (previous ranking in parentheses) 1. Marist 33-2 (1)Next: Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. vs. winner of Oak Lawn vs. Homewood-Flossmo...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

Neuqua Valley's Gabe Scharosch slams a kill past New Trier's Emmett Burnside (24) and Zachary Salberg (11) Saturday at North Central College. (Photos by Dave Ruggles). The rankings are becoming a roll of the dice, darts thrown at the wall, drawing pieces of paper out of a hat and a multiple-guess exam. No. 2 Lincoln-Way East loses to unranked Lincoln-Way Central. No. 3 Lincoln-Way West falls to No. 23 Sandburg. No. 4 New Trier tumbles to No. 11 Barrington. No. 10 Loyola is beaten by No. 14 St. Rita. No. 8 Deerfield is stopped by No. 9 ...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

(Photo by Dave Ruggles) Finally at full strength, New Trier put itself back into the IHSA tournament title picture by defeating Oak Park-River Forest at the Northside Classic. Meanwhile, preseason No. 1 Glenbard West, which a few weeks earlier easily handled Oak Park-River Forest, lost to the Huskies in the semifinals. Elsewhere, Minooka didn’t lose to anybody at Metea Valley, and Lake Forest and Neuqua Valley struggled with their two stars playing in the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru. Hinsdale Central won the title at York, Leyden won its ...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

(Photo by Dave Ruggles) Rumors of Lincoln-Way East’s demise were greatly exaggerated. The defending IHSA tournament champions, who got off to a slow start this season after losing 10 seniors from last year’s titlist, defeated District 210 rival Lincoln-Way West and Glenbard West to win its own invitational Saturday. Ball State recruit Wil McPhillips was named tournament MVP. Next up: the Northside Classic hosted by Glenbrook North and New Trier. Here are the top 25 teams heading into Week Seven. (previous ranking in parenthe...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

Eric Epenesa and Edwardsville will host Southwestern Conference rival O'Fallon Tuesday. (photos by Dave Ruggles) Marty Jepsen and Marist repeated as Smack Attack champions, beating Glenbard West in the finals for the second time in two years. Meanwhile, Oak Park defeated Barrington to win the Richard Griesheim Invitational at Downers Grove South, and Palatine only dropped one set while winning its own invite. Next up: the Lincoln-Way East tournament. Here are the top 25 teams heading into Week Six. (previous ranking in parentheses...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys High School Rankings

Is anyone capable of taking down Glenbard West? That’s the question to ponder this weekend when many of the top teams in Illinois will converge on Downers Grove South and the Smack Attack hosted by Brother Rice, including Glenbard West, Lincoln-Way West and Marist at Brother Rice and Oak Park and New Trier at Downers South. Here are the top 25 teams heading into a pivotal Week Five. (previous ranking in parentheses) 1. Glenbard West 12-0 (1)Hosts league foe Oak Park on Monday, travels to Smack Attack this weekend. 2. Lincoln-Way ...