Posted On: 10/11/13 3:45 PM

According to national high school volleyball website PrepVolleyball.com, Grand Island Northwest now ranks among the top 50 teams in the nation.

Northwest, 24-0 and ranked #1 in Class B, shot up the rankings from #67 to #47. Also joining Northwest in the national rankings with week is another of the hottest teams in the state – Waverly.

Waverly, 23-3 and winners of 15 straight, enter the national rankings at #86.

Lincoln Pius X, ranked #2 in Class B, dropped from the national rankings after being #95 last week. The Thunderbolts, 25-3, dropped a match to Class A #2 Lincoln Southwest last weekend.

Millard West, the top-ranked team in Class A, also dropped from the national rankings. The Wildcats were #70 last week but suffered a five-set loss to Class A #9 Millard North on Monday.

The top five teams in the nation according to the standings are:

1. Mercy Academy (Louisville, Kentucky)
Current record: 29-0.

2. St. James (Lenexa, Kansas)
Current record: 29-0.

3. Torrey Pines (San Diego, California) 
Current record: 14-0.

4. The Woodlands (Texas)
Current record: 32-0.

5. Kamehameha (Honolulu, Hawaii) Iolani
Current record: 26-1.