Weekly Top 20 Rankings


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.


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.