Four California teams will have an impact on the final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Volleyball Rankings presented by the National Guard.
No. 2 Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) defeated 37-8 Las Lomas (Walnut Creek) by a 3-0 score to move in to the California Interscholastic Federation's Division II semi-finals to be held Tuesday night. In the semifinals, the unbeaten Monarchs will play 34-5 El Camino (Sacramento), a 3-2 Saturday winner over 30-6 Maria Carillo (Santa Rosa). Mitty defeated El Camino, 2-0, on Oct. 20, the only time the teams met this season.
By winning Saturday night, Marymount (Los Angeles) and Redondo Union (Redondo Beach) earned the right to face one another in Tuesday's D-I semifinals. It will mark the fourth time the teams have faced off this season.
Marymount advanced with a 3-0 win over Clovis West (Fresno) and Redondo knocked Torrey Pines (San Diego) out of the Top 25 with a 3-0 sweep. Torrey Pines, ranked as high as No. 4 this season, finished the season 31-5.
After losing to 36-4 Redondo Union twice (2-0 on Sept. 15 and 3-1 on Oct. 1), Marymount defeated Redondo Union, 3-2, on Nov. 17 to win the Southern Section D-I title. Marymount, ranked No. 12, has won nine in a row.
St. Francis will play 41-6 Granite Bay for the third time this season. The Troubadours won the first two meetings, 3-0 on Aug. 27 and 3-0 in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals on Nov. 15.
The winner of the Marymount-Redondo Union match will play in the California state finals on Dec. 1 against the winner of the St. Francis-Granite Bay match. The winner of the Archbishop-El Camino match will play the winner of the 28-7 Martin Luther King (Riverside)-La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) match on Dec. 1. LCC is 28-10 on the season.
Dakota (Macomb, Mich.) won its final 21 matches and the Michigan A Division title to finish the season at 43-3 and moves into the Top 25 for the first time this season.
The Final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 will be released Dec. 4. Be sure to check out the volleyball state champions and playoff brackets from around the country
.MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Volleyball Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1 last week) Bishop Moore (Orlando, Fla.), 32-0
Florida Class 4A state champions. Season over.
2. (2) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), 37-0
The Monarchs breezed passed Las Lomas (Walnut Creek), 3-0, and will meet El Camino (Sacramento) in Tuesday's California D-II Northern California final. El Camino advanced by defeating Maria Carrillo (Santa Rosa), 3-2.3. (3) Lafayette (Wildwood, Mo.), 40-0
State champions. Season over. 4. (4) Papillion-LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.), 42-1
Won large school state title. Season over. 5. (5) Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), 41-2
State Champions. Season over. 6. (6) Doherty (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 29-0
Won 5A state title. Season over.7. (7) Lakeville North (Minn.), 33-1
Won 3A state title. Season over.8. (8) Punahou (Honolulu), 18-1
State champion. Season over.9. (9) Coppell (Texas), 49-3
Won 5A Texas state championship. Season over. 10. (10) Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 43-3
Won D-1 State title. Season over.11. (11) Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas), 48-4
Won Texas 4A championship. Season over.
12. (14) Marymount (Los Angeles), 30-5
The Sailors defeated Clovis West, 3-0, to move into the California semifinals on Tuesday versus No. 13 Redondo Union (Redondo Beach).13. (15) Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 36-4
The Sea Hawks swept previously ranked Torrey Pines (San Diego), 3-0 to move into Tuesday's California D-I semifinals against No. 12 Marymount.14. (12) Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.), 32-1
State champion. Season over.15. (13) Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.), 40-2
Won the 4A Illinois state title. Season over.16. (16) Burlington (Wis.), 44-2
State champion. Season over.17. (17) St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.), 40-4
State champion. Season over.18. (18) St. Francis (Sacramento, Calif.), 36-2
The Troubadours move into the state D-I semifinals Tuesday against Granite Bay. St. Francis defeated Menlo (Atherton) 3-1 last Saturday to advance.19. (20) Bishop Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.), 34-3
Won 6A state championship. Season over.20. (21) Venice (Fla.), 31-3
Won Class 7A State title. Season over. 21. (22) Bayside Academy (Daphne, Ala.), 65-2
State champion. Season over.22. (23) Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.), 21-3
Won state 3-A title. Season over. 23. (24) Dike-New Hartford (Dike, Iowa), 45-0
Won Iowa 2A state championship. Season over. 24. (25) Barnstable (Hyannis, Mass.), 21-1
Captured D1 state title. Season over. 25. (NR) Dakota (Macomb, Mich.), 43-3
The Cougars won their final 21 matches and the Michigan Class A state title, 3-0, over 65-13-2 Bedford (Temperance, Mich.). They did not lose a game during their 21-match streak. For the season, the Cougars outscored their opponents, 103-13.