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2019 PRESEASON 3A 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 3A Preseason Rankings

Preseason Rankings

Team

Returning

Breakdown

1

Spirit Lake

Kills – 872
Aces – 179
Digs – 530
Succ. Serves-953
Blocks – 225
Return Score – 1.51

Spirit Lake is coming off a 33-8 record and returns 71% of their team from 2018. There is a drop off from their numbers due to graduation, particularly in kills, aces, digs, and successful serves

2

OA-BCIG

Kills – 773
Aces – 236
Digs – 1,417
Succ Serves – 1618
Blocks – 198
Return Score – 1.5

OA-BCIG is coming back with 69% of their team from last year and boasting a 26-6 record for 2018. OA-BCIG returns all its production from 2018 so they will be a force to be reckoned with in 2019

3

Humboldt

Kills – 652
Aces – 82
Digs – 835
Succ Serves – 948
Blocks – 157
Return Score – 1.56

Humboldt had an incredible 30-5 record last year and they do return 71% of their team from last year. The challenge they will have is they lost almost ½ of their production to graduation last year.

4

MOC-Floyd Valley

Kills – 604
Aces – 81
Digs – 624
Succ Serves – 809
Blocks – 122
Return Score – 1.54

MOC-Floyd Valley returns 76% of their team from last year and had a 28-8 record last year. They have their work cut out for them after losing a lot of production to graduation.

5

Red Oak

Kills – 1051
Aces – 106
Digs – 1,188
Succ Serves – 1671
Blocks – 109
Return Score – 1.28

Red Oak returns 63% of their team from last year and went 25-13 last year. Red Oak is sitting good with returning a majority of their numbers from last year. They will have to find some production from newcomers to improve.

6

Albia

Kills – 738
Aces – 271
Digs – 1,111
Succ Serves – 1457
Blocks – 59
Return Score – 1.37

Despite having a losing record last year, Albia returns 88% of their team and also returns a majority of their production from 2018

7

Central Lee, Donnellson

Kills – 654
Aces – 160
Digs –1,100
Succ Serves – 1399
Blocks – 146
Return Score – 1.39

This team went 23-10 last year and returns 69% of their team from last year. They need some help to get their production numbers up, but overall, look pretty good!

8

Mount Vernon

Kills – 521
Aces –178
Digs – 1,427
Succ Serves –1,420
Blocks – 105
Return Score – 1.38

Mount Vernon finished 2018 with a 29-16 record and returns 73% of its team for 2019. From a production standpoint, they will have some work to do to get their numbers up, but overall, look to be in a good position.

9

Kuemper Catholic

Kills – 613
Aces- 85
Digs – 954
Succ Serves –881
Blocks – 115
Return Score – 1.44

Kuemper Catholic had an incredible year last year finishing 45-1. This year they only return 47% of their team and their production is depleted from last year. It will be a great opportunity to get back on track with new players this year.

10

New Hampton

Kills – 647
Aces – 151
Digs – 717
Succ Serves – 1113
Blocks – 26
Return Score – 1.41

New Hampton had a solid year in 2018 with a 36-6 record. This year they have 55% of their team returning. They need some help from the upcoming class to help in all facets of their game.

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