Final Prep Volleyball Ratings

Final Prep Volleyball Ratings

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St. Francis Volleyball 11.8 (copy)

Humphrey St. Francis players mob one another after the winning point in the state semifinal. The Flyers finished as the only ranked volleyball team in the area following a runner-up finish in Class D-2.

Class A

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1Papillion-La Vista South23-1710
2Gretna28-114
3Lincoln Pius X30-72
4Millard North25-115
5Papillion-La Vista36-21
6Elkhorn South29-83
7Millard West21-127
8Millard South24-138
9Omaha Marian21-146
10Lincoln Southwest22-139

Comments: After some early-season struggles, Papillion-La Vista South put it all together in the final weeks of the season, capping it with an unexpected state title run. Meanwhile, Papillion-La Vista dominated Class A all season but fell short at the state tournament with a first-round loss to Millard North.

Class B

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1Omaha Skutt34-51
2Omaha Duchesne23-186
3Waverly29-42
4Norris27-103
5Sidney32-44
6Platteview23-95
7Northwest21-147
8Hastings21-127
9Seward22-149
10York18-1410

Comments: Omaha Skutt didn’t drop a set to Class B opposition all season, and that continued at state as it swept its way to a fifth straight title. After playing a difficult regular-season schedule, Omaha Duchesne backed up its quality at state, while Waverly and Norris had excellent seasons, as well.

Class C-1

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1Lincoln Lutheran37-32
2St. Paul35-11
3Wahoo30-43
4Broken Bow33-46
5Wayne29-65
6Chadron31-87
7Norfolk Catholic23-78
8Battle Creek28-69
9Syracuse23-44
10Malcolm23-910

Comments: After coming close in its past two seasons, Lincoln Lutheran finally collected an elusive state title behind Marriah Buss. Meanwhile, St. Paul had a tremendous regular season before suffering its first loss of the year in the title match.

Class C-2

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1Grand Island CC28-53
2Hastings St. Cecilia34-42
3Lutheran Northeast31-74
4Superior30-41
5Bishop Neumann25-105
6Arcadia/Loup City26-7--
7Summerland28-67
8Wisner-Pliger22-12--
9Thayer Central24-94
10Mead23-28

Comments: Despite an impressive regular season, Superior couldn’t capture another state title and the Wildcats drop to fourth in the final rankings. A late-season surge allowed Lutheran Northeast to capture third place, while Grand Island CC earned the ultimate prize.

Class D-1

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1Diller-Odell36-11
2Archbishop Bergan30-124
3Pleasanton32-22
4Hartington CC19-14--
5Overton25-55
6CWC30-33
7HTRS24-96
8Central Valley24-87
9Johnson-Brock21-12--
10Maywood-Hayes Center27-38

Comments: Diller-Odell was the team to beat all season, and the Griffins backed up their regular-season success with a state title. Archbishop Bergan and Hartington CC both played difficult schedules, and that paid off with deep state runs.

Class D-2

RankTeamRecordPrevious
1BDS30-41
2Humphrey SF24-55
3Lawrence-Nelson31-52
4Wynot25-53
5Bertrand25-64
6Falls City SH21-14--
7Garden County29-27
8Glitner21-118
9Nebraska Christian21-76
10Winside22-810

Comments: After going toe to toe with Lawrence-Nelson all season, BDS had to overcome a new challenger, Humphrey SF, to claim a second straight state title. It took 15 sets to accomplish the feat, with Wynot and Bertrand both providing a tough challenge.

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