Weekly Top 20 Rankings


Edwardsville coach Jami Parker

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

1. Marist (25-1) 1
       RedHawks leave little suspense in victory over Joliet Catholic.  

2.  Joliet Catholic (19-6) 2
       Angels lose to Marist for second time in less than a week.

3.  Minooka (25-1) 3
       Indians win thriller in final of St. Charles East Scholastic Cup tournament.

4.   Mother McAuley (23-4) 4
       Charley Niego’s 13 kills too much for Providence.

5.  Benet (24-3) 5
       Redwings miss Clare Byrne (ankle) in three-set loss to Minooka.

6.  Marian Catholic (19-7) 6
      Spartans take down (Hammond) Bishop Noll in best-of-five match.

7.  Belleville Althoff (27-1) 7
      Crusaders bounce back to beat Cahokia, Belleville East.  

8. Normal Community (20-1) 9
     Win streak, perfect season end in loss to Nerinx Hall (Mo.)

9.  Edwardsville (18-5) 10
       Rachel Pranger & Co. beat Naperville North for fifth place at Mizuno.

10.  Crystal Lake Central (25-3) 8
       Drop heartbreaking three-setter to hosts at Huntley invite.

11. St. Charles North (24-3) 14
       Surging North Stars win Schaumburg invite for fourth time in a row.

12. St. Charles East (21-5) 15
       Saints lose to Benet in semifinals of own tournament, finish third.

13.  Naperville North (22-4) 11
       Huskies lose a setter and miss a right side, lose twice at Mizuno.

14. New Trier (19-2) 12
       Trevians get top seed in own sectional, Hersey second, Loyola third.

15. Downers Grove North (17-10) 16
       Trojans take a much-needed rest between Asics, Autumnfest tourneys.

16.  Huntley (15-4) 20
       Red Raiders rebound from power outage at Asics Challenge.

17. Prairie Ridge (20-5) NR
       Wolves turn in strong showing at St. Charles East Scholastic Cup.

18. O’Fallon (21-4) 19
       Panthers fall to Edwardsville in critical Southwestern Conference match.

19. St. Francis (17-9) 17
       Lose to Loyola, still grab No. 4 seed at Glenbard West sectional.

20. LaSalle-Peru (22-2) 18
       Cavaliers shocked by Class 2A powerhouse Deer Creek-Mackinaw.

Dropped out:  Lincoln-Way East.

Other teams to watch: Chicago Christian, Kewanee Wethersfield, Loyola, Maroa-Forsyth, Metamora, Metea Valley, Montini, Niles West, Payson Seymour, Richards, Sandburg, St. Ignatius, St. Thomas More, Sterling, Tri-Valley.

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So JCA’s loss to Glenbard West means nothing? Benet beat them, so did Minooka. Glenbard West beat them in two. Why aren’t the Hilltoppers in the top 5? If Plainfield South beat Minooka, would that not matter? JCA seems once again like the spoiled kid at Christmas. Benet will knock out JCA in the tournament!!! Will JCA still be ranked #2 at the end of the year after Benet, Marist, McCauley or Minooka wins it all? Of course!!!!


You are aware that JCA doesn’t do the rankings, right Dougie? You are the one that seems like the spoiled brat. Relax