One week into the boys high school season, there is a shakeup in the Illprepvb.com rankings. But Lincoln-Way East has clearly established itself as the team to beat in 2018 … or at least the team to beat this weekend at the Tiger Classic hosted by Wheaton Warrenville South.
Illprepvb.com Top 25 Boys Volleyball Teams
(preseason rankings in parenthesis)
1. Lincoln-Way East 2-0 (1)
Takes down New Trier at Loyola’s Gentile Center.
2. Glenbard West 1-1 (2)
Ben Harrington is a sophomore to keep an eye on.
3. Brother Rice 8-0 (3)
Crusaders win Vernon Hills/Barrington tournament.
4. Naperville Central 6-0 (5)
Egharevba, Davis lead Redhawks at Marist invite.
5. Barrington 5-1 (6)
Broncos lose to Brother Rice for title of own invite.
6. Marist 5-1 (7)
Falls to Naperville Central in title match of own invite.
7. Neuqua Valley 2-0 (8)
Faces Lincoln-Way West Wednesday at Tiger Classic.
8. Stevenson 6-0 (NR)
Patriots roll to championship of Joliet West tournament.
9. Libertyville 6-1 (NR)
Only loss to Barrington at Vernon Hills/Barrington invite.
10. Lincoln-Way West 4-3 (4)
Brutal pool at Tiger Classic with Neuqua Valley, St. Charles North.
11. Lockport 4-2 (10)
Draws Lincoln-Way East, Loyola Thursday at Tiger Classic.
12. Benet 4-2 (11)
Faces Naperville Central Wednesday at Tiger Classic.
13. Lake Park 0-0 (12)
Tackles Andrew, Downers South Wednesday at Tiger Classic.
14. New Trier 0-2 (13)
Faces hot Stevenson April 3 after rough start.
15. Hersey 1-1 (14)
Off until April 3 when it travels to Elk Grove.
16. Sandburg 4-2 (15)
Falls to Libertyville, Brother Rice at Vernon Hills
17. Deerfield 4-1 (16)
Off until April 6 when it participates in Warren invite.
18. Glenbrook North 0-0 (17)
Faces Barrington in opener Thursday at Tiger Classic.
19. St. Patrick 6-1 (21)
Shamrocks take care of business at Oswego invite.
20. Wheaton North 5-1 (22)
Only loss to Stevenson at Joliet West tournament.
21. St. Ignatius 5-2 (20)
Jack Fyda, Harrison Detroy too much for Payton.
22. Glenbard East 3-3 (23)
Rams will be dangerous when they get healthy.
23. Loyola 4-4 (24)
Tough pool at Tiger with Lincoln-Way East, Lockport.
24. Glenbrook South 0-1 (18)
Looks to even slate April 4 at Lincoln-Way Central.
25. Plainfield East 6-0 (NR)
Breezes to championship at Homewood-Flossmoor.
Dropped out: Wheaton Warrenville South 2-5 (9), Downers Grove South 1-2 (19), Oswego East 2-3 (25).
On the bubble (in alphabetical order): Addison Trail, Belleville West, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove North, Hinsdale Central, Lincoln-Way Central, Lyons, Maine East, Metea Valley, Naperville North, Niles West, Palatine, St. Charles North, St. Rita, Vernon Hills, Warren, York.