Here are the final Illprepvb.com/Michio Chicago VBA Girls H.S. Rankings for 2023

St. Francis claimed its second consecutve IHSA Class 3A championship and No. 14 overall by defeating Lincoln Saturday at Rebidrd (now CEFCU) Arena. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorTime to close the books on another girls’ high school season.Here’s a question for the IHSA: Since the official girls’ volleyball calendar had the 2023 season ending on November 11, if the Class 4A championship game ran any longer, would they have had to stop play and declare a tie?Something to think about.Meanwhile, here they ...

Here are the final regular-season Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb Girls H.S. rankings

GabriellaTowns (6) and the Oak Park-River Forest Huskies finished fifth at last weekend's Autumnfest tournament hosted by Glenbard East. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorOK, who is the No. 1 team in Class 4A this week?Right now, it’s Benet Academy (again).Why?Mathematics. It’s as simple as A beats B, B beats C, C beats A. Benet is 1-1 against Marist (splitting two matches) and 1-0 against Mother McAuley. Meanwhile, Mother McAuley is 0-1 against Benet Academy and 1-1 vs. Marist, and Marist is 2-2 with a win an...

Presenting the latest Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls H.S. Rankings

Back on top. Benet Acadmey's loss to Marist last week and Marist's loss to Mother McAuley at the ASICS Challenge put the Mighty Macs back on top the Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com rGirls High School Rankings. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorSports Performance owner/director Troy Gilb, who coached in Nebraska for several years, has a novel idea.Why not follow the Nebraska model when conducting the IHSA tournament?Nebraska, which has six classes, divides the state into six sections. Each section winner ...

Here are the most recent Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls H.S. Rankings

Mother McAuley defeated Notre Dame Academy (Louisville, Kentucky) on Saturday to win its second consecutive ASICS Challenge championship. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorIt’s the same old story – B beats A, C beats B, A beats B.Can anyone hold down the top spot in the Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls High School Class 4A rankings?We could find out this week when Marist, which beat Mother McAuley to open the door for Benet Academy to assume the top spot after the Redwings beat Marist in the finals of the Wheaton Classi...

Presenting the latest Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls H.S. Rankings

Sophomore Laney Snow (18) and Normal University HIgh were scheduled to visit Normal West on Monday as part of the Bloomington/Normal Intercity Tournament. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorLeave it to the IHSA.What’s their latest outrage?How about assigning defending Class 2A champion Genoa-Kingston, last year’s runner-up IC Catholic Prep and No. 3-ranked Timothy Christian to the same sectional? We suspect that’s one way to placate certain members of their constituency.Not that those teams will get any sym...

Here are the latest Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls H.S. Rankings

Junior libero Mari Rodriguez and the undefeated Huntley Red Raiders host Barrington on Wednesday in a remacth of last year's supersectional meeting at Dundee-Crown. (Photo by Dave Ruggles). By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com Editor“Well, at least we haven’t been sent to the ‘sectional of death.’”That’s how one suburban Chicago coach reacted to the release of the regional, sectional and supersectional sites by the IHSA last Friday. Similar sentiments are likely being felt by coaches throughout Illinois regardless of their team’s class, ...

Presenting the latest Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls H.S. Rankings

Junior Addie Brookbank (5) and Barrington will try to improve to 12-1 when they visit Mid-Suburban West rival Fremd on Tuesday. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorThree weeks in the books and we still have more questions than answers.This week's Wheaton Classic may answer a few of those questions in Class 4A, or it could leave us with a preponderance of riddles much like the Lincoln and Effingham tournaments did last weekend.Meanwhile, while some schools already know if they are hosting regionals, we are lookin...

Presenting the preseason Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com girls rankings

Mother McAuley and Benet Academy could be headed toward another IHSA Class 4A championship match clash, or will the folks downstate pair the two big-school powerhouses in a supersectional smashup like they did in 2014? Stay tuned. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Notice: You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without Illprepvb.com, LLC’s written permission.By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorLet the (guessing) games be...

Presenting the final 2023 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

Five-foot-7 junior defensive specialist Sarah Jensen (Barrington) and her teammates won SPVB 18 Red's third consecutive national championship in the 18 Club division at the 50th annual AAU Girls Junior National Championships in Orlando, Florida. (File photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorThe dust has barely settled on the 2023 girls’ club season and tryouts for upcoming season have already begun.Although Illinois produced no national championships in the Open divisions at the USAV tournament in Chicago or...

Presenting the final 2023 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings

Ultimate B18 Gold (far court) finished 13th in the 18 Open division at the 50th AAU Boys National Championships in Orlando, Florida, behind 6-7 outside hitter Tyler Tharpe (Whitney Young), who is headed to Ohio State in the fall. (File photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorThe boys’ club season ended a little over a week ago, but the start of another season is just around the corner.So, what did we learn from the past year?There are strong rising senior and junior classes in Illinois, but the time lost to COVID has sig...