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2019 PRESEASON 4A VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS


With the Fall 2019 season upon us, let’s take a look at Volleyball. We’ll break down each category for each class and then based on the results come up with our preseason rankings for each class using number of returning players, last years record, and their standings in kills, aces, digs, successful serves, and blocks. We also included a ‘Return Score’ which is the addition of the winning percentage plus the return percentage, the higher the number, the higher winning percentage and returning players. The higher the number, the better likelihood of a successful 2019 season.

Class 4A Preseason Rankings

Preseason Rankings

Team

Returning

Breakdown

1

Lewis Central

Kills – 1,027
Aces – 175
Digs – 1,240
Succ. Serves-1,793
Blocks – 307
Return Score – 1.53

Lewis Central returns 93% of its team from last year after finishing 22-15 from last year. There is very little drop-off from graduating seniors from 2018.

2

North Scott, Eldridge

Kills – 826
Aces – 102
Digs – 738
Succ Serves – 1083
Blocks – 168
Return Score – 1.46

North Scott was 22-12 last year and returning 81% of its team from last year. They lost some numbers due to graduation, specifically digs and successful serves that they will need to account for this year.

3

Gilbert

Kills – 1.054
Aces – 118
Digs – 1,642
Succ Serves– 1,570
Blocks – 271
Return Score – 1.29

Gilbert is returning 86% of its players from last year. Despite having a losing record last year, there is very little drop off from their numbers from last year. The only significant drop is in successful serves which is around 500 difference due to graduation.

4

Xaiver, Cedar Rapids

Kills – 631
Aces – 108
Digs – 604
Succ Serves – 797
Blocks – 96
Return Score – 1.54

Xavier is coming off a 29-9 campaign from 2018 and returns 77% of its players. Unfortunately, they lost about ½ of all numbers from 2018.

5

West Delaware

Kills – 617
Aces – 129
Digs – 897
Succ Serves – 1071
Blocks – 136
Return Score – 1.31

West Delaware is coming off a 33-11 season from 2018 and returns 56% of their team from 2018. With graduation, West Delaware lost a lot of its numbers, however, it’s certainly a great opportunity for this team to overcome.

6

Knoxville

Kills – 698
Aces – 152
Digs – 1,243
Succ Serves– 1,271
Blocks – 88
Return Score – 1.25

Knoxville returns from 2018 with a winning record and 71% of its team back. This team doesn’t lose much from graduation so its in a good spot for a run in 2019

7

Clear Creek Amana

Kills – 624
Aces – 167
Digs –910
Succ Serves– 1,461
Blocks – 131
Return Score – 1.3

Clear Creek Amana comes off 2018 with a winning record and returns 69% of its team from 2018. They do lose some numbers from graduation, most specifically about 700 digs, but are overall in a good spot.

8

Sergeant-Bluff-Luton

Kills – 884
Aces – 97
Digs – 692
Succ Serves – 833
Blocks – 178
Return Score – 1.3

This team returns off a 35-7 season in 2018 and returns 47% of its team. Due to graduation, they have a lot to make up as far as numbers go.

9

Norwalk

Kills – 816
Aces-188
Digs – 1,401
Succ Serves –1,544
Blocks – 214
Return Score – 1.24

Norwalk returns 75% of its players from last year and, overall, there is not a large drop off of number due to graduation which puts this team in a good spot moving forward

10

Dallas Center-Grimes

Kills – 499
Aces – 106
Digs – 740
Succ Serves– 1,055
Blocks – 135
Return Score – 1.52

Dallas Center-Grimes returns just 64% of its team from a year ago but also boasted a 36-5 record in 2018. Graduation hurt their numbers, particularly digs, kills, and successful serves.


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