2017 Statewide Team Rankings (with last week’s ranking)
1. Mother McAuley (16-2) 1
Mighty Macs rocked by three-set loss to Marian Catholic at Rich East.
2. Marist (16-1) 2
Five-foot-10 outside Maggie Meyer continues to be a force for good.
3. Minooka (16-1) 3
Rocky Perinar leads Indians past conference foe Plainfield Central.
4. Benet (15-2) 4
Redwings pay steep price for just “chucking” the ball around.
5. Belleville Althoff (18-0) 6
Addie Burris, Katelynn Peterson leading best in southwestern Illinois.
6. Marian Catholic (15-3) 15
Temitayo Thomas-Ailara, Lauren Hatch lead Spartans over Macs.
7. Crystal Lake Central (16-2) 9
Tigers avenge earlier loss to Huntley with big home win.
8. Normal Community (13-0) 17
6-foot-4 Purdue recruit Grace Cleveland leads Intercity champions.
9. Huntley (8-1) 5
Red Raiders suffer first loss at Crystal Lake Central.
10. Edwardsville (11-4) 7
Tigers still a force to be reckoned with come state tournament time.
11. Downers Grove North (15-5) 18
Margaret Mahlke, Clare Delaplane named all-tournament at Warrior Blast.
12. Joliet Catholic (14-4) 11
Four matches in as many days one too many for fatigued Angels.
13. Naperville North (15-2) 8
Huskies beat Glenbard East to rebound from Metea Valley loss.
14. St. Francis (12-4) 10
Anna Calcagno, Maddy Wilkens await Montini showdown Wednesday.
15. New Trier (16-2) 12
Trevians take to the road to visit rival Evanston on Tuesday.
16. Montini (12-7) 13
Tough early schedule should get Broncos ready for state tournament run.
17. Lincoln-Way East (10-4) 16
Griffins face another difficult road test Tuesday at Lincoln-Way West.
18. St. Charles North (15-3) 19
North Stars streaking after win over strong Naperville Central team.
19. St. Charles East (12-2) 20
Saints have won three in a row since suffering back-to-back losses.
20. LaSalle-Peru (15-1) NR
3A threat gets chance to avenge lone loss Thursday at Kaneland.
Dropped out: Loyola.
Other teams to watch: Breese Mater Dei, Lakes, Metea Valley, Niles West, O’Fallon, Prairie Ridge, Richards, Sandburg, Shepard, St. Ignatius, St. Thomas More, St. Viator, Tri-Valley, Wheaton North.