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.