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It's unusual for a team with six losses to be ranked in the Top 25, but Hebron handily knocked off last week's No. 1 Oak Ridge in the Texas 6A state semi-finals en route to defending its title. The Hawks finished the season with 18 wins in their lat 19 matches to conclude 46-6.
As a result, the Hawks are ranked No. 17, and with their win over Oak Ridge, Mother McAuley (Chicago, Ill.) moves to No. 1 in this week's MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Volleyball Rankings presented by the U.S. Army National Guard.
Mother McAuley, winner of 32 straight to end the season, holds the slightest of margins over No. 2 Novi, winners of 42 in a row.
With only two polls remaining in the 2016 season, Hebron and No. 18 Barnstable (Hyannis, Mass.) moved into the rankings this week. Oak Ridge fell from No. 1 to No. 25.
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Volleyball Rankings presented by the U.S. Army National Guard1. (2 last week) Mother McAuley (Chicago, Ill.), 40-1 * season over
McAuley won the state 4A title.2. (3) Novi (Mich.), 52-1
The Wildcats defended their large Division A state title with a 3-1 win over 48-9 Rockford last Saturday. Novi finished the season 42 wins in a row and lost just three sets during that streak. For the season, they won 123 sets and lost eight.3. (8) Skutt Catholic (Omaha, Neb.), 44-0 * season over
The Skyhawks won the state B title.4. (4) Lewis-Palmer (Monument, Colo.), 29-0 * season over
The Rangers won the state 4A title..5. (5) Yorktown (Ind.), 37-1 * season over
The Tigers to won the state 3A title. 6. (6) Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.), 32-1 * season over
The Hornets won the state 6A title. 7. (7) Cox Mill (Concord, N.C.), 34-0 * season over
The Chargers won the state 3A title. 8. (9) Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), 37-4
Winners of 22 straight, Santa Margarita hosts 28-5 Torrey Pines (San Diego) on Tuesday in the second round of the CIF Open Division playoffs.9. (10) Sacred Heart (Louisville, Ky.), 40-4 * season over
The Valkyries won the Kentucky state championship.10. (11) Penfield (N.Y.), 50-0 * season over
The Patriots defeated Connetquot, 3-0, to win the state class AA title.11. (13) Ventura (Calif.), 36-2
The Cougars beat Bishop's on Saturday and play 30-4 Huntington Beach on Tuesday in the second round of the CIF Division 1 playoffs.
12. (13) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), 35-4
The Monarchs play 29-6 Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.) on Tuesday.13. (12) Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.), 46-2 * season over
The Cavaliers won the state 5A title.14. (15) Eagan (Minn.), 28-1 * season over
The Wildcats won the state 3A title.15. (16) Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Broadview Heights, Ohio), 28-1 * season over
The Bees captured the state 3A title.16. (17) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 30-2 * season over
The Raiders won the state 8A title.17. (NR) Hebron (Carrollton, Texas), 46-6 * season over
The Hawks convincingly (3-0) ended last week's No.1 Oak Ridge's 48-match winning streak en route to winning its second straight 6A state title. In the state title match, the Hawks beat 47-5 Clear Creek (League City) three times 25-20. They won 18 of their final 19 matches.18. (NR) Barnstable (Hyannis, Mass.), 26-1 * season over
Lead by sophomore Riley James
, the Red Raiders defeated 22-2-1 Newton North (Newtonville), 3-0, to captured the state D1 title. The Red Raiders won their final 18 matches and lost seven sets during the season. Their lone loss was 3-2 to Newtonville North on Sept. 30.19. (19) Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.), 39-5* season over
The Aztecs won the state 6A title.20. (22) Pope John Paul II (Slidell, La.), 45-2-1 * season over
The Jaguars captured their third consecutive LHSAA D4 state championship.21. (20) Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.), 31-4 * season over
The Fighting Irish repeated as state D4 champions.22. (21) Ankeny Centennial (Iowa), 35-3 * season over
The Jaguars captured the state 5A title for the third-straight season.23. (23) Northwest (Olathe, Kan.), 36-4 *season over
The Ravens won their final 16 matches and the state large school title.24. (24) Edmond Memorial (Okla.), 33-2 * season over
Memorial captured the state 6A title.25. (1) Oak Ridge (Conroe, Texas), 48-1
The War Eagles were swept by Hebron (Carrollton, Tex.), 3-0, in the semi-finals of the Texas 6A state tournament.
Dropped Out This Week: Reagan (Tex.), Brentwood (Tenn.).