6. Stevenson (33-8) - Junior Sophie Sorenson leads veterans from last year’s third-place 4A finisher.
7. Benet (32-6) - Great defense, solid outsides, but will Redwings get help from the middle?
8. St. Charles East (27-6) - Saints won the Illinois team camp over the summer and are always very talented.
9. Downers Grove North (20-17) - Not many teams have the powerful hitters the Trojans can roll out.
10. Plainfield Central (25-13) - Six-foot-5 sophomore Taylor Landfair could carry team to state title by herself.
Monday we will publish the complete rankings with players to watch.