please find the top 130 18-year-old club volleyball teams in the country as of
the second week of January, 2020. The rankings are based on the information we
have received to date from clubs across the country as well as input we have
received from our 300-member strong Club Rankings Team (“CRT”).
current plan is for the 17s rankings to be released tomorrow, 16s on Wednesday
and 15s on Thursday.
note: these rankings are not
the product of a computerized system. As you peruse the rankings, remember
pre-season rankings are a prediction
of where teams will be at the end of the season not what has
happened to date.
rankings are for fun and for discussion and nothing else.
narratives include many but not all of the impact players for any given team. I
use submitted forms as the basis for the narratives and never guess.
4. We have been asking for team info since mid-November and have asked many
times. If clubs that should plainly be in the rankings – I won’t embarrass them
by naming them here – are not, it’s because the club did not come through with
a form, an informative email, a roster…anything…that would help me evaluate what
they look like for 2020. Look for these and other clubs in our 55-strong
Honorable Mention section. Note that some strong 17s last year might not field
18s teams in 2020. Perhaps that’s why there have been no responses to some of
That’s it for now! Thanks to everyone who helped get this ranking out in a relatively short time frame. I could not have done it without all of you!
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