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Posted On: 09/13/21 3:24 PM

Week five has begun in Indiana’s volleyball schedule, and a lot of the same faces grace our rankings. In 1A specifically, we’re just moving spots, with no new teams joining the fray. Many thanks to Zach McCrite and for his tireless work on Z-Rankings, making this series possible for me.

#5: Springs Valley (13-2)

Previous Ranking: #3

Since losing to 2A defending champ Barr-Reeve in four sets on September 7, the Blackhawks have not dropped a set in their mini-run of four straight wins. Their schedule this week could decide how long they stay in the top five. Mitchell (15-2) is looming on Thursday, and 2A #1 Tecumseh is the following Monday.  Leigh Carnes Leigh Carnes 5'7" | OH Springs Valley | 2024 State IN (’24, 5-7 S/RS) is a do-everything setter and right side, running a 6-2 in the back row and pounding balls in the front row.

#4: Wes-Del (12-3)

Previous Ranking: #1

Minor slip-ups happen. For the Warriors, losses to 4A Shelbyville and 2A #4 Western Boone won’t hurt them in the long run, and should expose them to know what to focus on in practice as we get deeper into the season. A favorable schedule this week should keep them in the top five. For

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