2017 Statewide Team Rankings (with last week’s ranking)
1. Marist (32-1) 1
Savannah Thompson, RedHawks rule Michelle Smith Classic in Kansas.
2. Minooka (27-1) 3
Wraps up conference schedule with gimmes at Oswego, Joliet West.
3. Mother McAuley (30-4) 4
Hard-hitting Charley Niego named tournament MVP at Autumnfest.
4. Benet (29-4) 5
Redwings turn to freshman Kyla Kenny to replace injured Claire Byrne.
5. Joliet Catholic (25-7) 2
Angels surprised by Waubonsie Valley, finish fifth at Autumnfest.
6. Marian Catholic (25-7) 6
Spartans rule the field at Lincoln-Way Central tournament.
7. Belleville Althoff (33-1) 7
Sophomore Karinna Gall’s 9 kills lead Crusaders past Breese Central.
8. Edwardsville (19-5) 9
Tigers tackle dangerous Breese Mater Dei on Monday.
9. St. Charles North (30-3) 11
North Stars barely break a sweat at Rockford Boylan tournament.
10. New Trier (26-2) 14
Trevians host neighborhood rival Evanston on Monday.
11. Crystal Lake Central (26-3) 10
Tigers travel to red-hot Fox Valley foe Prairie Ridge on Tuesday.
12. St. Charles East (26-8) 12
Some good, some bad for Saints at Autumnfest tournament.
13. Prairie Ridge (24-6) 17
Wolves rebound from Waubonsie loss to take ninth at Autumnfest.
14. Normal Community (25-5) 8
Needs to get MaKenna Barnhardt healthy for state tournament run.
15. St. Francis (23-10) 19
Spartans dominate field at Fall Harvest Festival.
16. Downers Grove North (22-11) 15
Some good, some bad for Trojans at Glenbard East’s Autumnfest.
17. Metea Valley (27-6) NR
Mustangs shooting for perfect run through DuPage Valley Conference.
18. Huntley (23-6) 16
Red Raiders beat Naperville Central for seventh place at Autumnfest.
19. O’Fallon (27-5) 18
Panthers stung by Breese Central in own tournament pool play.
20. LaSalle-Peru (29-2) 20
Cavaliers turn in dominating performance at Limestone Classic.
Dropped out: Naperville North.
Other teams to watch: Chicago Christian, Kewanee Wethersfield, Lincoln-Way East, Loyola, Maroa-Forsyth, Montini, Naperville Central, Naperville North, Niles West, Payson Seymour, Richards, Sandburg, St. Ignatius, St. Thomas More, Sterling, Tri-Valley, Waubonsie Valley.