Rankings as of Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Updated rankings will be posted each Monday during the season.

Class A

Team    W-L   Last Week

  1. Omaha Marian (33-11) 3
  2. Millard West (36-3) 1
  3. Papillion-LaVista (28-11) 4
  4. Millard North (29-12) 2
  5. Lincoln Southwest (25-9) 5
  6. Lincoln Southeast (31-10) 6
  7. Lincoln North Star (22-11) 7
  8. North Platte (21-11) 8
  9. Papillion-LaVista South (22-18) 9
  10. Millard South (24-15) 10

Notes: Marian finishes the year where it started in the preseason Nebraska Prep Volleyball Rankings – at the top. Despite finishing 4th at the state tournament, Lincoln Southeast stays at #6 because Lincoln Southwest proved to be the top team from Lincoln. The Silver Hawks not only won the Heartland Athletic Conference, but didn’t drop a match to any of its cross-town rivals in Class A this year. Grand Island, despite making the state tournament, finished the year 3-6 in its final nine matches and hadn’t beaten a team in the Class A state tournament field in nearly two months and therefore is unranked.

Class B

Team    W-L   Last Week

  1. Norris (30-8) 5
  2. Grand Island Northwest (38-1) 1
  3. Elkhorn South (22-14) 8
  4. Lincoln Pius X (34-7) 2
  5. Waverly (31-5) 3
  6. Omaha Skutt (32-9) 4
  7. Beatrice (22-12) 6
  8. Aurora (27-9) 7
  9. Gretna (23-11) 9
  10. Hastings (23-10) 10

Notes: Norris caps its tremendous run through the state tournament with the #1 ranking. Northwest finishes the year ranked second with its only loss coming to Norris in the state semifinals. Elkhorn South’s postseason upsets of Gretna, Lincoln Pius X and Omaha Skutt on its march to the state championship match shoots the Storm up to third in the rankings.

Class C-1

Team    W-L   Last Week

  1. Kearney Catholic (27-8) 3
  2. Ogallala (33-7) 2
  3. Minden (27-5) 4
  4. Columbus Scotus (26-5) 1
  5. Wahoo (28-4) 5
  6. Columbus Lakeview (23-9) 6
  7. Gothenburg (27-5) 7
  8. Lincoln Christian (24-6) 8
  9. Syracuse (27-5) 9
  10. Wayne (25-7) 10

Notes: Kearney Catholic followed the same path as Norris in Class B to the Class C-1 championship by winning the state tournament as a #6 seed. Ogallala remains ahead of Minden based on its regular-season matches even though the Whippets finished 2nd at state.

Class C-2

Team    W-L   Last Week

  1. Hastings St. Cecilia (28-8) 1
  2. Freeman (27-5) 2
  3. Guardian Angels CC (31-5) 3
  4. Palmyra (26-7) 8
  5. Humphrey-Lindsay HF (30-3) 2
  6. Crofton (23-5) 4
  7. Lutheran High Northeast (23-10) 6
  8. Ord (20-12) 7
  9. Blue Hill (25-5) 9
  10. Superior (24-4) 10

Notes: Hastings St. Cecillia goes wire-to-wire in winning the Class C-2 championship. Freeman returns everyone next year after finishing 2nd at state this year. Palmyra ‘s upset of Crofton in the first round of the state tournament causes some movement in the final rankings.

Class D-1

Team    W-L   Last Week

  1. St. Mary’s (33-1) 1
  2. BDS (30-4) 2
  3. Friend (27-6) 3
  4. Howells-Dodge (24-10) 5
  5. CWC (23-7) 4
  6. Brady (23-7) 6
  7. Ansley-Litchfield (27-3) 7
  8. Southwest (24-8) 8
  9. Twin Loup (25-7) 9
  10. Axtell (22-10) 10

Notes: St. Mary’s proved to be a step ahead of the field all season long in Class D-1 and finishes off the season with a state championship. Only minor change in the rankings is Howells-Dodge and CWC switching places after Howells-Dodge won its first-round match at state and CWC fell to Friend in the first round.

Class D-2

Team    W-L   Last Week

  1. Giltner (31-2) 2
  2. Sterling (27-7) 3
  3. Stuart (26-7) 7
  4. Bertrand (32-2) 1
  5. Falls City Sacred Heart (26-6) 4
  6. Mead (26-6) 5
  7. Leyton (30-3) 6
  8. Ewing (22-5) 8
  9. Hampton (18-12) 9
  10. Wallace (16-8) 10

Notes: Giltner unseats Bertrand as the top team in the D-2 rankings after the Hornets captured the D-2 state title. Bertrand, after winning its first 32 matches of the season, lost its final two and finishes 4th in the rankings. Stuart’s run to the championship match shoots it up the rankings from 7th to 3rd.