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Road win raised DV to top spot

Three teams fell from the ranks of the unbeaten in the past week.

Delaware Valley, the team responsible for the most significant of those losses and the last unbeaten standing, has used that combination of credentials to take over the top spot in this week’s Electric City Volleyball Academy Elite Eight Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

The new rankings were released Wednesday afternoon prior to the beginning of the day’s action, through results of Tuesday.

Delaware Valley won four times during the week to reach 8-0, including going on the road Tuesday night to win a five-set match at former No. 1 Berwick.

Nanticoke also moved up this week while Crestwood and Tunkhannock joined the rankings.

Berwick fell just one position to second.

Holy Redeemer suffered its first two losses, both to strong teams outside the district, and held its third spot.

Nanticoke split two matches, losing to Holy Redeemer, but moved up one spot to fourth.

Crestwood handed Western Wayne one of its first two losses and moved into the rankings in fifth.

The win by a team tied for fifth in the Wyoming Valley Conference over the Lackawanna League Division 1 leader, further shook up the rankings.

Western Wayne, which remains as the only team with an unbeaten record in Lackawanna play, fell two spots to sixth.

Tunkhannock took over seventh.

Dunmore, which has a five-match winning streak since losing its opener to Western Wayne, posted three of those wins during the week, but slipped two spots to eighth.

Lackawanna members Blue Ridge and North Pocono, the former seventh and eighth teams, dropped out of the rankings.

The rankings with records and last week’s rankings:


RankSchoolRecordLast Rank
  1.Delaware Valley8-02
  3.Holy Redeemer7-23
  6.Western Wayne7-24

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