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.