Six teams dropped out of the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings from week two into week three.
There is a new #1 high school team in week three of the season, as Mater Dei in Santa Ana, California took over the top spot from Assumption out of Louisville, Kentucky. Mater Dei has posted a 9-2 record so far on the year, while Assumption, a team that is highly regarded dropped their first match, now having a 15-1 record.
Mater Dei has a strong lineup this season that has helped them propel to the top, including seniors Kelsey Campeau, Abbie Cherin and Siena Secrist. All three are committed to large Division I volleyball programs following their season – Campeau to UCLA, Cherin to West Virginia and Secrist to USC. In addition, junior Kristina Pepek is verbally committed to UCSB and sophomore Meg Brown has announced her verbal commitment to Alabama.
The change between #1 and #2 was the only major change in the top-five of the rankings. Zooming straight into the top-19, though, is Iolani out of Honolulu, Hawaii, as they were previously unranked but enter week three as the #6 team.
Week 3 High School Girl’s Rankings
- Mater Dei (Santa Ana) – Santa Ana, California
- Assumption – Louisville, Kentucky
- Marist – Chicago, Illinois
- Reagan (San Antonio) – San Antonio, Texas
- Eagan – Eagan, Minnesota
- Iolani – Honolulu, Hawaii
- PM Dorman – Roebuck, South Carolina
- Zionsville – Zionsville, Indiana
- Papillion-LaVista South – Papillion, Nebraska
- St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis) – St. Louis Missouri
- Bishop Moore Catholic – Orlando, Florida
- Blue Valley West – Stilwell, Kansas
- Poly-Long Beach – Long Beach, California
- Rouse – Leander, Texas
- Walton – Marietta, Georgia
- Southlake Carroll – Southlake, Texas
- Redondo – Redondo Beach, California
- Lakeville North – Lakeville, Minnesota
- Fayetteville – Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Ursuline Academy (Cincinnati) – Cincinnati, Ohio
- Fossil Ridge – Fort Collins, Colorado
- Minooka – Minooka, Illinois
- Kamehameha Honolulu – Honolulu, Hawaii
- Divine Savior Holy Angels – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Mercy – Louisville, Kentucky
Dropping out of the top-25
O’Connor – Helotes, Texas (12), Olathe Northwest – Olathe, Kansas (14), Lakeville North – Lakeville, Minnesota (18), Corona del Sol – Tempe, Arizona (19), Brecksville – Broadville Heights, Ohio (23), Princess Anne – Virginia Beach, Virginia (25)