A certain pecking order has emerged in District 2 girls volleyball, leading to the rankings remaining unchanged again, according to the latest set released Wednesday afternoon.
With two straight weeks of no changes, that means three straight weeks of the same eight teams in the same order in the Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 teams.
No. 1 has beaten No. 2, No. 2 has beaten No. 3, No. 3 has beaten No. 4, No. 4 has beaten No. 5 and No. 5 has beaten No. 6 without any other results that would create debate about their positioning.
The most debatable positions are at No. 7 and No. 8 and, although some additional teams were worthy of consideration, those two spots were the same as well.
Delaware Valley, the district’s only unbeaten, remains first at 12-0.
The Lady Warriors and the second-through-sixth teams, Berwick, Holy Redeemer, Nanticoke, Crestwood and Western Wayne, combined to 12-0 for the week.
No. 7 Tunkhannock lost three straight to slip to 6-5, but remained seventh. Of the five losses by the Lady Tigers, four fit their ranking – coming against the No. 1, 2, 4 and 5 teams.
The Lady Tigers were second out of seven teams in the Steamtown Classic, matches that do not impact team’s season records because they are not the regulation five-set matches that are part of the regular schedule.
Tunkhannock did, however, finish ahead of No. 8 Dunmore both in the round-robin portion of the tournament and in beating the Lady Bucks head-to-head in the semifinals.
The Lady Bucks were 2-1 in the remainder of their schedule for the week. Both of their official losses have come to No. 6 Western Wayne.
The rankings with records and last week’s rankings:
ELECTRIC CITY VOLLEYBALL ELITE EIGHT POWER RANKINGS