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

                                                                                                                                           (photos by Dave Ruggles) The first week of the 2019 Illinois boys high school volleyball season revealed some surprises and a few not-so-surprising results. Glenbard West continues to reign at the top, but No. 2 Lincoln-Way West flaunted its depth by winning the Joliet West invite minus two starters. Meanwhile, the biggest losers included No. 4 Barrington, No. 6 Sandburg, No. 7 Oak Park-River Forest ...

Here is Illprepvb.com’s ranking of the top 25 boys volleyball teams in Illinois

Lincoln-Way East was Illprepvb.com’s No. 1 team in the preseason in 2018, and despite a couple of early-season losses, the Griffins carried home the big trophy when the dust settled at Hoffman Estates in June. Will history repeat itself? If you’re a fan of Glenbard West, which had won the previous three IHSA championships, you sure hope so. But teams like Lincoln-Way West, Barrington, Oak Park-River Forest, New Trier and the defending champions hope to have some say in the matter. Here are the top 25 teams in the preseason according t...

Final (almost) 2019 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com boys club rankings

The 19 Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Bid Classic is in the books and the boys’ club teams throughout Illinois are disbanding for the high school season, which begins with the first practice Monday. Here’s a look at the final 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com boys’ club rankings before USAV Junior Nationals in June: Boys Club Rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis) 18s 1. Ultimate B18 Gold (1) Ultimate B18 Gold rolled through its first eight matches at the 19 Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Bid Classic last weekend in St. Louis...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

(photo by Dave Ruggles) The 2019 Mizuno Showcase at the Wisconsin Dells is complete, and the Windy City Power League is off until the 17&18 Open resumes on March 16-17. Meanwhile, here are the latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Volleyball Rankings as of March 4. (Previous ranking in parenthesis) 1. SPVB 18 Elite (1) SPVB 18 Elite suffered a hiccup midway through the 2019 Mizuno Showcase at the Wisconsin Dells last weekend, losing  back-to-back matches against Illini Elite 18 Cardinal (17-25, 25-19, 15-1...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

  Club 1 Volleyball Club out of Plainfield, Illinois, sent its four top teams to compete in the 19 Nike President’s Day Classic in St. Louis, Missouri, last weekend. Club 1 17 Skronkstrong (pictured above) finished first in the 17 Premier division, Club 1 16 Skronkstrong took third in the 16 Premier division, Club 1 18 Skronkstrong placed fifth in the 18 Club division and Club 1 15 Skronkstrong took ninth place in the 15 Club division. The President’s Day tournaments are in the books, and the power leagues are ready to resume...

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

Photos by Dave Ruggles The Palos Point Series #4 is complete, and most teams are gearing up for the Gateway Boys Bid Classic in St. Louis later this month before disbanding for the high school season. Here’s a look at the latest boys’ club rankings: Boys Club Rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis) 18s 1. Ultimate B18 Gold (1) You can’t win them all. After beating SPVB 18 Elite, 25-20, 25-16, in its Bracket A finale and Hitman 18 Elite twice – 15-6 in the third set the second time around in the semifinals of Bracket AA – Ultimat...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

  Photo by Dave Ruggles Here are the latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Volleyball Rankings as of February 4. (Previous ranking in parenthesis). 1. SPVB 18 Elite (1) SPVB 18 Elite just keeps rolling, going 4-0 over the weekend in the Great Lakes Power League Division I. Plainfield Central’s 6-foot-6 outside hitter Taylor Landfair, Bolingbrook’s 6-2 outside/rightside hitter Natalie Mitchem, 6-foot setter McKenna Slavik of St. Charles East and 5-10 Sarah Kushner did their typical yeoman’s work at the net ...

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

Photos by Dave Ruggles The 2019 Boys Winter Volleyball Championship at McCormick Place is complete and there’s been a few changes in the Illinois boys’ club rankings, but the top teams in each age group remain unchanged. Here’s a look at the latest boys’ club rankings: Boys Club Rankings (preseason ranking in parenthesis) 18s 1. Ultimate B18 Gold (1) Ultimate B18 Gold rallied after dropping the first set to defeat Pac6 18 Blue 19-25, 25-19, 15-13 in the 18 Open division title match Monday at the 2019 Boys Winter Volleyball Champi...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

Here are the latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Volleyball Rankings as of January 13. (preseason ranking in parenthesis) 1. SPVB 18 Elite (1) SPVB 18 Elite picked up where it left off after winning the mythical national championship last year, opening the Great Lakes Power League Division I by going 4-0 – although it got a serious challenge from SPVB 16 Elite winning a 23-25, 29-27, 25-23, 25-23 squeaker. Plainfield Central’s 6-foot-6 outside hitter Taylor Landfair, who was the AAU 18 Open MVP last year, Bolin...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2019 Preseason Girls Club Rankings

Here they are: the 2019 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2019 Preseason Girls Club Rankings. Rankings are based on coaches' input, last year's club performances and the performances of each club team's players as members of their high school teams last fall. 2019 Preseason Girls Club Rankings18s1. SPVB 18 Elite You can’t go wrong by leading off the rankings with Sports Performance's 18 Elite team, especially with three players back from the squad that won the club’s fifth AAU title in six years after defeating Asics Munciana 18 ...