1. New Castle (1): Mike Dodrill is now the head coach as New Castle removed interim from his title. Dodrill and his Trojans (17-0) will put their perfect record on the line Saturday at the Cathedral Invitational where a potential title match showdown against Avon or host Cathedral looms.
2. Yorktown (2): There is nothing flashy about these Tigers except their 18-0 record. Yorktown is probably as fundamentally sound as anyone in the state and that wins matches, evidenced by its perfect mark.
3. Delta (3): Senior middle Marissa Elam deserves recognition for a phenomenal improvement in production. She tops the Eagles in kills (186), aces (43) and blocks (31). She led Delta (17-1) in zero categories as a junior.
4. Wapahani (4): Raiders coach Jared Richardson said his team played its best match of the season last Saturday in a sweep of 2A No. 6 Southwood. He will be counting on a similar effort Monday when Wapahani (15-1) plays host to Central in an intriguing 3A showdown.
5. Wes-Del (5): Time to settle who is No. 1 in Class A. The No. 1 Warriors (15-3) play this Saturday in the Class A Shootout at Blue River. Schools that won the past nine Class A state championships, six of those by Marquette Catholic, will participate in the invite.
— By Thomas St. Myer