Posted: 10:58 am Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Volleyball: Boca drops out of national rankings 

By Anthony Chiang

After falling to Jupiter last week, Boca Raton coach Amanda Angermeier said she hoped the Bobcats would lose their national ranking because of the distractions it could lead to.

Angermeier got her wish, as Boca Raton fell out of the latest MaxPreps national high school volleyball rankings after suffering four losses last week. The Bobcats are now 9-4 this season and were one of six teams to fall out of the Top 25 in Tuesday’s poll.

In last week’s rankings, Boca Raton came in at No. 6.

Here’s the full Top 25:

1. (1) Mercy (Louisville, Ky.), 21-0
2. (2) The Woodlands (Texas), 27-0
3. (3) St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.), 13-0
4. (4) New Trier (Winnetka, Ill.), 8-0
5. (7) Dakota (Macomb, Mich.), 22-0
6. (NR) Torrey Pines (San Diego), 9-0
7. (9) New Castle (Ind.), 15-0
8. (10) Bettendorf (Iowa), 18-0
9. (11) Churchill (San Antonio), 31-1
10. (12) Carroll (Southlake, Texas), 30-1
11. (NR) Kamehameha (Honolulu), 20-1
12. (22) Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville, Fla.), 12-0
13. (5) Horizon (Scottsdale, Ariz.), 9-1
14. (12) Lafayette (Wildwood, Mo.), 15-1-1
15. (17) Carmel (Ind.), 17-1
16. (16) St. Francis (Wheaton, Ill.), 14-1
17. (NR) Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.), 16-1
18. (18) Yorktown (Ind.), 17-0
19. (19) Hillcrest (Simpsonville, S.C.), 27-1
20. (21) Mother McAuley (Chicago), 12-2
21. (NR) East Troy (Wis.), 21-0
22. (NR) Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh, N.C.), 12-0
23. (24) Winter Park (Fla.), 14-1
24. (25) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), 15-2
25. (NR) Ravenwood (Brentwood, Tenn.), 32-3

Dropped Out:
Boca Raton
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.)
Brentwood (Tenn.)
Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Notre Dame Academy (Park Hills, Ky.)