2017 Statewide Team Rankings (with last week’s ranking)
1. Mother McAuley (10-1) 2
IHSA assignments give Mighty Macs virtual bye into supersectional.
2. Marist (14-1) 1
Tournament MVP Maggie Meyer leads RedHawks to Wheaton Classic title.
3. Minooka (14-1) 3
Indians win McAuley Preview to earn berth in next year’s challenge.
4. Benet (14-1) 4
Can young middles climb learning curve for outside-heavy Redwings?
5. Huntley (7-0) 6
Can Prairie Ridge keep momentum going Tuesday when it visits Huntley?
6. Belleville Althoff (17-0) 7
Annika Beal, Louis Comerford & Co. host Edwardsville Tuesday.
7. Edwardsville (10-3) 8
Tigers face tough road test at Belleville Althoff on Tuesday.
8. Naperville North (14-1) 5
Inexplicable loss to Maine West mars otherwise perfect week.
9. Crystal Lake Central (13-2) 9
Tigers derailed by Minooka in semifinals of McAuley Preview.
10. St. Francis (9-4) 11
Katelyn Hanrahan, Anna Calcagno help Spartans hold off Batavia.
11. Joliet Catholic (12-3) 15
After extending Benet to three games, Angels get Lincoln-Way East next.
12. New Trier (13-2) 10
Trevians fall to Marian Central, Minooka at McAuley Preview.
13. Montini (11-4) 13
Broncos will have hands full Tuesday when they entertain McAuley.
14. Loyola (8-3) 12
Mary Kate Lopez’s 8 kills not enough in loss to Montini.
15. Marian Catholic (7-2) 14
Spartans outlast Marian Central Catholic in three-setter.
16. Lincoln-Way East (8-3) 17
Griffins face another difficult road test Monday at Joliet Catholic.
17. Normal Community (7-0) NR
MaKenna Barnhart, Jamie Vasilou lead one of top downstate threats.
18. Downers Grove North (8-5) 16
Trojans are a dangerous team when they get the ball to Clare Delaplane.
19. St. Charles North (14-3) 18
North Stars beat Geneva, Wheaton North to finish fifth at Wheaton Classic.
20. St. Charles East (10-2) 19
Saints bounce back from back-to-back losses to bounce Batavia.
Dropped out: West Prairie.
Other teams to watch: Breese Mater Dei, LaSalle-Peru, Niles West, O’Fallon, Plainfield Central, Prairie Ridge, Sandburg, St. Thomas More, Tri-Valley, Wheaton North.