Video: Xcellent 25 Volleyball Rankings - Sept. 16
Another week, another new No. 1 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Week 1 was St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.) on top. Week 2 was Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.). This week, the top spot belongs to Indianapolis Cathedral, a team that seems to get stronger as the season grows.
Cathedral recorded two more lopsided wins last week to run its record to 15-0 and take over the top spot in this week's rankings. Led by juniors Nia Parker-Robinson
and Maria Schorr
, Cathedral has won 37 of 43 sets this season.
Last week's top-ranked team, Corona del Mar, finished third in the Dave Mohs Tournament, losing in the semifinals to Santiago (Corona, Calif.). The loss dropped CDM to 7-1 on the season and to No. 5 in this week's rankings.
St. James Academy opened the season No.1, but lost its opener and stands at No. 24 this week.
A pair of Florida teams – No. 2 Winter Springs and No. 3 P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) – have their sights set on Cathedral.
In addition to Santiago, new to the Top 25 this week are Papillion-La Vista South (Papillion, Neb.), Sacred Heart (Louisville, Ky.), Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.), Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) and Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.).
MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
1. (2 last week) Cathedral (Indianapolis), 15-0
Cathedral has won 12 straight without losing a set.2. (4) Winter Springs (Fla.), 5-0
Winter Springs has recorded five straight 3-0 wins.3. (3) P.K. Yonge (Gainesville, Fla.), 6-0
Impressive season openers put Yonge's win streak at 25.4. (5) Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.), 12-0
SMHS defeated 10-2 Santiago (Corona, Calif.) in the finals of the Dave Mohs Tournament on Monday. 5. (1) Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.), 7-1
CDM lost to Santiago at the Dave Mohs tournament and finished third.6. (6) St. Ursula Academy (Toledo, Ohio), 9-0
SUA has lost just one set in winning its first nine matches. 7. (8) Xavier College Prep (Phoenix), 3-0
Xavier has won nine straight sets to start the season.8. (7) Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 28-3
Carroll has won 11 straight.9. (9) Yorktown (Ind.), 16-0
Senior Jade York
is pacing Yorktown's defense.10. (10) Jesuit (Portland, Ore.), 3-0
Impressive season-opening wins ran Jesuit's win streak to 40.11. (11) Parkland (Allentown, Pa.), 3-0
Parkland has 29 wins in a row.12. (NR) Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.), 8-0
Rancho Cucamonga owns a win over Santiago in finals of Los Osos Tournament.13. (13) Dripping Springs (Texas), 31-2
Dripping Springs has won 24 straight.14. (14) Webb (Knoxville, Tenn.), 25-0
The Spartans have lost just one set while winning 58.15. (16) Saint Francis (Mountain View, Calif.), 8-0
The Lancers own a win over perennial power Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) already.16. (17) Coronado (Henderson, Nev.), 4-0
Setter Cali Thompson
is averaging 12.7 assists.17. (23) St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.), 6-1
The Thunder have won six straight since losing their opener and falling from the No. 1 spot.18. (20) Immaculate Heart Academy (Washington Township, N.J.), 2-0
Immaculate Heart's win streak stands at 20.19. (19) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), 4-1
Aside from the 2-1 loss to Saints Francis, Mitty hasn't dropped a set yet.20. (NR) Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.), 7-0
The defending 8A champions have a 19-match winning streak.21. (NR) Santiago (Corona, Calif.), 10-2
Led by setter Jessie Prichard
, Santiago has wins over Corona del Mar and Aliso Niguel, and lost only to higher-ranked Rancho Cucamonga and Santa Margarita.22. (NR) Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.), 12-0
Dorman has yet to lose a set this season.23. (NR) Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.), 7-0
High rankings are nothing new for Papillion-LaVista South, a former national champion.24. (NR) Sacred Heart (Louisville, Ky.), 13-2
Sacred Heart has seven straight wins, including wins over state rivals Mercy, Assumption and Notre Dame Academy.25. (25) Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), 5-1
The Wolverines finished third in the Dave Mohs Tournament.Dropped Out -
Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills, Ky.), Brentwood (Tenn.), Marian Central (Woodstock, Ill.), Punahou (Honolulu), Mother McAuley (Chicago), St.Francis (Wheaton, Ill.).