1. Delta: Class 3A No. 1 Eagles (11-1) have cruised along with nine consecutive wins since their five-set loss to New Castle. Middle blocker Marissa Elam and outside hitter Audrey Woodin power a balanced Delta attack.
2. New Castle: The Trojans (9-0) played as if in a haze for two weeks following the coaching change. That haze is perhaps finally cleared as Class 4A No. 3 New Castle eyes up potential matches Saturday against Floyd Central and then Louisville Assumption or Avon in its invite.
3. Yorktown: Class 4A No. 5 Tigers (10-0) rallied to beat Hamilton Southeastern in five sets Tuesday. Still, the Tigers drop a spot. This is a beauty contest and losing two sets to Hamilton Southeastern leaves a blemish on their résumé.
4. Wes-Del:Coaches finally caught on and ranked Wes-Del No. 1 in Class A this week. The Warriors (10-0) test their mettle and put their undefeated record on the line Saturday as the only Class A team at the Noblesville Invitational.
5. Wapahani: My how times change. Class 3A No. 6 Wapahani (10-1) travels to Burris tonight as the overwhelming favorite to win the match. The Raiders have won the last three in the series, but they’ve never beaten the Owls in Ball Gym.
— Thomas St. Myer