For the first time in more than a decade, Yorktown (Ind.) emerged as a winner in a match against the Muncie Burris Owls.
Muncie Burris has been one of the most dominant teams in Indiana over the past 15 years, winning 14 straight state championships and winning 99 straight matches before falling to Assumption (Louisville, Ky.) earlier this season.
Yorktown is no slouch, however. Despite the long losing streak to the Owls, which dates back to the 2000 season, Yorktown has been one of the top programs in the Hoosier state and was ranked No. 1 in the 3A Division (Muncie Burris is 2A) heading into last week's match.
Muncie Burris won the first game, but Yorktown won the final three to claim the match. The victory moves the Tigers into the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard this week at No. 23, while dropping the Owls to No. 24.
Also moving into the Xcellent 25 this week are Westlake (Austin, Texas), which was erroneously credited with a loss to Del Valle last week, and Fontainebleau (Mandeville, La.), which ran its win streak to 32 straight victories.
Marymount (Los Angeles) and St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.), which both suffered losses at the California Challenge in Torrey Pines, dropped out of the Xcellent 25 along with York (Elmhurst, Ill.), which lost a dual match with Marist (Chicago).MAXPREPS XCELLENT 25 NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS PRESENTED BY THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
1. (Last week 1) Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.), 28-0
The Titans traveled to Iowa and won three games, defeating Ankeny, Sioux City Heelan and Le Mars. Papillion-LaVista South closes out the regular season with a home match against Papillion-LaVista this week.2. (2) Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 40-0
The Cavaliers reached 40 wins by defeating Vista Ridge and Cedar Falls by 3-0 scores last week. Katy Beals
had 21 assists against Vista Ridge and 25 in the win over Cedar Falls. Lake Travis is 10-0 in district play and it will complete the regular season Friday at Rouse.3. (3) Avon (Ind.), 33-0
Avon finished the regular season undefeated with 3-0 wins over Ben Davis and Zionsville. The Orioles begin sectional play Tuesday against Decatur Central.4. (4) Chaparral (Parker, Colo.), 17-0
The Wolverines head into the final week of the regular season undefeated after topping Highlands Ranch 3-1 and Heritage (Littleton) 3-0. Chaparral meets Castle View and Regis Jesuit this week to conclude the regular season.5. (5) Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 38-1
The Dragons got past a tough Coppell squad 3-1 and also knocked off Guyer 3-0 in District 7-5A play. Carroll can complete an unbeaten district season with wins over Fossil Ridge (Keller) and Keller Central this week and then Keller on Oct. 25.6. (6) St. Ursula Academy (Toledo, Ohio), 22-0
The Arrows went 3-0 at the TRAC tournament, beating Notre Dame Academy twice by scores of 2-0 and 3-1, and Findlay once by a 2-0 margin. St. Ursula begins Division I sectional play this week.7. (7) Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), 36-1
The Rockets won their 26th district championship by defeating Sacred Heart 2-0 and Waggener 2-0. Assumption meets Eastern for the 7th region championship Monday.
8. (8) St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.), 32-1
The Thunder topped St. Thomas Aquinas and Lansing 2-0 in a triangular meet on Thursday and also knocked off East (Shawnee Mission) earlier in the week. St. James Academy completes the regular season this week against Lawrence, Blue Valley North (Overland Park) and Blue Valley West (Stilwell).9. (9) Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.), 22-2
The Buccaneers did not play last week and will conclude the regular season against Tampa Prep and Boone (Orlando) this week.10. (10) Pope (Marietta, Ga.), 39-2
The Greyhounds opened round one of the Georgia AAAA tournament with a 25-13, 25-9, 25-9 win over Lambert. The Greyhounds meet North Paulding this week in the second round.11. (11) Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.), 22-1
The Hornets won the Dig Pink tournament for the second year in a row, topping Oviedo 3-0 in the Gold Bracket final for the championship. Lindsey Owens
had 10 kills in the final for Bishop Moore.12. (15) Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), 29-3
The Stags blanked Shawnee Heights (Tecumseh) 2-0, Holton 2-0 and Hayden (Topeka) 3-0 last week to conclude the regular season. Bishop Miege begins substate play on Oct. 22.13. (13) Los Alamitos (Calif.), 25-2
The Griffins won twice during the week, beating Fountain Valley and holding off Edison (Huntington Beach) 3-2 in a matchup between the top two teams in Orange County. Jojo Schnabl
had 18 kills in the victory over Edison. The Griffins also have a previously unreported loss to Rosary from the David Mohs Tournament.14. (17) Xavier College Prep (Phoenix), 37-2
The Gators defeated Chaparral (Scottsdale) 3-0 and O'Connor (Phoenix) 3-0 last week and head into the final week of regular season play with matches against O'Connor, Desert Vista (Phoenix) and Gilbert.15. (18) Presentation (San Jose, Calif.), 29-1
The Panthers won the Panther Challenge, topping Los Gatos 2-0, Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) 2-1 and Lowell (San Francisco) 2-0. Presentation also won a West Catholic Athletic League match earlier in the week over Notre Dame (Belmont) 3-0.16. (19) College Park (The Woodlands, Texas), 30-4
The Cavaliers won their only match of the week, defeating Conroe 3-0. Katie Mitchell
had 10 kills in the win.17. (20) Cy-Woods (Cypress, Texas), 34-4
The Wildcats remained undefeated in district play at 15-0 with a 3-0 win over Jersey Village (Houston) and a 3-0 win over Cypress Springs (Cypress).18. (22) Chattahoochee (Alpharetta, Ga.), 41-7
The Cougars opened the Georgia AAAA playoffs with a 3-0 first-round win over Creekview. Chattahoochee takes on Chapel Hill this week in the second round.19. (14) East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.), 12-1
The Eagles won their only reported game of the week, defeating Indian Rocks Christian 3-1. East Lake concludes the regular season at Osceola this week.20. (NR) Westlake (Austin, Texas), 37-5
A previously reported loss to Del Valle proved to be incorrect and the Chaparrals picked up wins over Akins (Austin) and Austin last week in district play.21. (23) Boyd (McKinney, Texas), 32-5
The Broncos knocked off Lakeview Centennial (Garland) 3-0 and North Garland 3-0 to head into the final three district games undefeated at 11-0 in district play.22. (25) Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas), 38-4
Lovejoy remained undefeated in district play with 3-0 wins over Princeton and Farmersville. The Leopards head into the final three games of the regular season at 7-0 in district play.23. (NR) Yorktown (Ind.), 30-2
Yorktown defeated Muncie Burris for the first time since 2000. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 in the Indiana Coaches 3A State Rankings.24. (12) Muncie Burris (Ind.), 31-2
The Owls lost to Yorktown (3-1) for the first time since 2000. The loss is also just the second for Muncie Burris in its last 120 matches. The Owls begin sectional play Thursday against Wapahani.25. (NR) Fontainebleau (Mandeville, La.), 32-0
The top-ranked team in Louisiana remained undefeated on the season after winning the 32-team Maggie Millet Country Day Invitational over the weekend.Dropped Out
16. Marymount (Los Angeles)
21. York (Elmhurst, Ill.)
24. St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.)