Illprepvb.com Weekly Top 20 Rankings

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Joliet Catholic showed they can play with (and beat) the best Saturday at the Asics Challenge.

2017 Statewide Team Rankings (with last week’s ranking)

1.   Marist (23-1) 2
       RedHawks stun top-seeded Assumption, beat Joliet Catholic for Asics title.  

2.   Joliet Catholic (19-5) 12
       Angels beat Mother McAuley, Marian Catholic to finish second at Asics.

3.   Minooka (18-1) 3
       Indians can make case for top sectional seed at Mizuno tournament.

4.   Mother McAuley (21-4) 1
       Mighty Macs need more contributions from their veterans.

5.  Benet (18-2) 4
      Redwings are the top seed at this weekend’s Mizuno Classic.

6.  Marian Catholic (18-7) 6
      Spartans’ rollercoaster ride ends with fourth-place finish at Asics.

7.  Belleville Althoff (25-1) 5
      Kaylee Hanger, Belleville West hang first loss on Crusaders.  

8.  Crystal Lake Central (18-2) 7
     Tigers should have little trouble when they call on Hampshire Tuesday.

9. Normal Community (16-0) 8
      Jamie Vasilou, Makenna Barnhart & Co. welcome Champaign Central Tuesday.

10.  Edwardsville (12-4) 10
       Tigers travel to O’Fallon for key conference showdown on Tuesday.

11.  Naperville North (17-2) 13
       Huskies get big DuPage Valley Conference win over Wheaton North.

12. New Trier (17-2) 15
       Trevians take to the road to visit Niles North on Tuesday.

13. Lincoln-Way East (14-6) 17
       Beats Sandburg, Divine Savior (Wis.) to reach Silver title match at Asics.

14. St. Charles North (17-3) 18
       North Stars will face difficult test Tuesday at Upstate Eight foe Batavia.

15. St. Charles East (17-4) 19
       Saints surprise Notre Dame (Kentucky) at Asics Challange, finish seventh.

16. Downers Grove North (17-10) 11
      Trojans reach Asics gold but fall to Marist, Venice (Fla.) and St. Charles East.

17. St. Francis (15-8) 14
       Tough Saturday at Asics as Spartans lose three three-set matches.

18. LaSalle-Peru (17-1) 20
       Kamryn Olson, Kylee and Kara Turczyn avenge lone loss to Kaneland.

19. O’Fallon (21-3) NR
       Elise Smith, Panthers brace for visit by Edwardsville on Tuesday.

20.  Huntley (10-4) 9
        Red Raiders go 2-3, finish third in Bronze at Asics Challenge.

Dropped out:  Montini.

Other teams to watch: Kewanee Wethersfield, Loyola, Metea Valley, Montini, Niles West,  Prairie Ridge, Richards, Sandburg, St. Ignatius, St. Thomas More, St. Viator, Sterling, Tri-Valley, Wheaton North, Whitney Young.

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How is JCA ranked above Minooka when Minooka beat them in TWO sets (25-22, 25-18)? And they both went to three with Marist.

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I would say it has to do with the strength of schedule. Rankings are based on how a team is currently playing. Minooka and JCA played 6 weeks ago. A lot has changed since then. Minooka has played 2 games against ranked opponents. JCA has played 9 games against ranked opponents in addition to an out of state nationally ranked team. JCA’s second place finish at Asics, which included 9 ranked teams from Illinois as well numerous out of state teams who were nationally ranked.