Friday, October 7, 2011
Rankings snapshot: Tracking the best girls teams in the country
By Susie Arth
Papillion La-Vista South (Papillion, Neb.) refused to budge from the No. 1 spot in the FAB 50 girls volleyball rankings this week despite a mighty push from No. 4 St. James (Lenexa, Kan.).
The Titans, who were crowned national champions a year ago and have a 64-game winning streak, rallied from a set and 10-1 down to win in five. St. James didn't move an inch, either, and remained at No. 4.
Another big riser was Assumption (Louisville, Ky.), which moved up from No. 5 to No. 3 after winning the Asics Challenge in Chicago.
In girls soccer, Council Rock (Newtown, Pa.) leaped 30 spots, all the way to No. 6, after a win over Strath Haven (Wallingford, Pa.). They could move even higher if they can pull off an upset vs. No. 1 Pennington (Pennington, N.J.) on Friday.
In girls cross country, Summit (Bend, Ore.) crashes the top 10 party, moving from No. 15 to No. 7 after winning the Harrier Classic.