Posted On: 08/23/16 11:41 PM

Rankings will be updated each Monday evening during the high school season.

FINAL Rankings as of Nov. 15, 2016

*-Note, third-place matches are not taken into consideration for the final rankings because of the circumstances under which those matches are played.

Rank/Team/Record/Ranking Last Week

1.) Omaha Concordia (27-5) 7

2.) Malcolm (31-1) 1

3.) Grand Island Central Catholic (26-6) 6

4.) St. Paul (29-2) 2

5.) Kearney Catholic (32-6) 3

6.) Bishop Neumann (29-4) 4

7.) Ogallala (32-4) 5

8.) Chadron (33-6) 8

9.) Ord (25-6) 9

10.) North Bend Central (28-3) NR

Dropped Out: Lincoln Christian.

Notes: Omaha Concordia proved in postseason play that they deserve the top two spots, respectively, in the final rankings. Grand Island Central Catholic rises to #3 despite not making the state tournament on the strength of its 3-2 loss to Malcolm – which was the best anyone has played against the Clippers all year – with the exception of Concordia’s win over them in the finals. Even though Bishop Neumann defeated Kearney Catholic in the third-place match, the Stars remain ahead of the Cavaliers. As noted above, Nebraska Prep Volleyball does not recognize the result of the third-place matches. Taking a senior-dominated Kearney Catholic team which had its string of four consecutive Class C1 titles snapped in the semifinals and making it play in a meaningless third-place match the following day is going to produce unconventional results. Third-place matches should be eliminated and Nebraska Prep Volleyball will continue to ignore the outcome of them as long as they remain in place.