Weekly Top 20 Rankings


Rich East champion Marian Catholic

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

1. Mother McAuley (16-2) 1 
       Mighty Macs rocked by three-set loss to Marian Catholic at Rich East.

2. Marist (16-1) 2 
       Five-foot-10 outside Maggie Meyer continues to be a force for good.  

3. Minooka (16-1) 3
       Rocky Perinar leads Indians past conference foe Plainfield Central.

4.   Benet (15-2) 4
      Redwings pay steep price for just “chucking” the ball around.

5.  Belleville Althoff (18-0) 6
      Addie Burris, Katelynn Peterson leading best in southwestern Illinois.  

6.  Marian Catholic (15-3) 15
      Temitayo Thomas-Ailara, Lauren Hatch lead Spartans over Macs.

7.  Crystal Lake Central (16-2) 9
       Tigers avenge earlier loss to Huntley with big home win.

8. Normal Community (13-0) 17
       6-foot-4 Purdue recruit Grace Cleveland leads Intercity champions.

9.  Huntley (8-1) 5
       Red Raiders suffer first loss at Crystal Lake Central.

10.  Edwardsville (11-4) 7
       Tigers still a force to be reckoned with come state tournament time.

11. Downers Grove North (15-5) 18
       Margaret Mahlke, Clare Delaplane named all-tournament at Warrior Blast.

12. Joliet Catholic (14-4) 11
       Four matches in as many days one too many for fatigued Angels.

13.  Naperville North (15-2) 8
       Huskies beat Glenbard East to rebound from Metea Valley loss.

14. St. Francis (12-4) 10
       Anna Calcagno, Maddy Wilkens await Montini showdown Wednesday.

15. New Trier (16-2) 12
       Trevians take to the road to visit rival Evanston on Tuesday.

16. Montini (12-7) 13
       Tough early schedule should get Broncos ready for state tournament run.

17. Lincoln-Way East (10-4) 16
       Griffins face another difficult road test Tuesday at Lincoln-Way West.

18. St. Charles North (15-3) 19
       North Stars streaking after win over strong Naperville Central team.

19. St. Charles East (12-2) 20
       Saints have won three in a row since suffering back-to-back losses.

20. LaSalle-Peru (15-1) NR
        3A threat gets chance to avenge lone loss Thursday at Kaneland.        

Dropped out:  Loyola.

Other teams to watch:  Breese Mater Dei, Lakes, Metea Valley, Niles West, O’Fallon, Prairie Ridge, Richards, Sandburg, Shepard, St. Ignatius, St. Thomas More, St. Viator, Tri-Valley, Wheaton North.