2017 Statewide Team Rankings (with last week’s ranking)
1. Marist (9-0) 1
RedHawks put No. 1 ranking, pride on the line Tuesday at McAuley.
2. Mother McAuley (8-1) 2
Macs close out Louisville tournament with win over St. Ursula (Ohio).
3. Minooka (9-1) 3
Indians spank Joliet Central behind Alli Papesh’s 9 kills.
4. Benet (9-0) 4
Sophomore Hattie Monson is the real deal in the backrow.
5. Naperville North (9-0) 7
Quiet week with only trip to West Aurora on tap for Thursday.
6. Huntley (5-0) 9
5-foot-6 sophomore Taylor Jakubowski sets winners for Red Raiders.
7. Belleville Althoff (10-0) 19
Crusaders defeat surprising Glenbard West to win title at Crossroads Classic.
8. Edwardsville (8-2) 6
Tigers beat Henry Clay (Ky.) in 3 sets to finish fifth at Crossroads Classic.
9. Crystal Lake Central (10-1) 10
Tigers win battle of Crystal Lakes with easy win over South.
10. New Trier (9-0) 11
Hannah Hsieh’s Trevians handle Loyola twice within a week.
11. St. Francis (8-4) 8
Young Spartans show well with third-place effort at Crossroads.
12. Loyola (8-2) 12
Mary Kate Lopez, Ramblers welcome Montini to Wilmette Tuesday.
13. Montini (10-2) 13
Broncos continue to be the surprise team of the young season.
14. Marian Catholic (5-2) 15
Spartans get past St. Ignatius, host Marian Central Catholic Tuesday.
15. Joliet Catholic (11-2) NR
Sarah Nahas, Emily Holbrook sparkle in Angels’ victory over Sandburg.
16. Downers Grove North (4-3) 16
Tough-luck Trojans could get shot at No. 1 Marist in Wheaton Classic semifinals.
17. Lincoln-Way East (6-3) 17
Molly Hackett, Haley Hart power big wins over Sandburg, Lincoln-Way Central.
18. St. Charles North (9-2) NR
Abby Graham, Katie Lanz key rout of crosstown rival St. Charles East.
19. St. Charles East (9-2) 5
Saints must recover from difficult week with loses to Benet, St. Charles North.
20. (Sciota) West Prairie (8-1) 20
No shame in loss to 3A Rochester at Jacksonville tournament for 1A Cyclones
Dropped out: Sandburg, Waubonsie Valley.
Other teams to watch: Breese Mater Dei, Kaneland, LaSalle-Peru, Normal Community, Plainfield Central, Rochester, Sacred Heart-Griffin, Sandburg, Stevenson, Wheaton North.