Greater New Orleans volleyball rankings

Large Schools

1. Mt. Carmel (7-1)

Idle last week. Real test comes Thursday at Chapelle. The winner should have an easy track to the top ranking.

2. Chapelle (14-1)

Won H.L. Bourgeois tournament. If MCA is No. 1, the Chipmunks are 1B — if not better.

3. Ben Franklin (8-2)

Pair of quality wins (Newman and Riverside) boost Falcons.

4. Dominican (5-2)

Always near the top of the standings.

5. Fontainebleau (5-5)

Winning St. Tammany Parish tournament should provide spark in district play.

6. St. Scholastica (7-3)

Losses are to powerhouses Mt. Carmel, Chapelle and Country Day.

7. Belle Chasse (8-2)

Cardinals want to hang tough in rankings all season long.

8. Cabrini (3-3)

Solid tournament this weekend at Ursuline would be a boost for Crescents.

9. Lakeshore (10-2)

New kid on the block in Tammany is turning heads.

10. Chalmette (6-4)

No title in Tammany tourney, but don’t give up on the Owls.

Small Schools

1. Country Day (9-4)

Competition in Orlando (Fla.) tournament will only make this power better.

2. Ursuline (6-0)

Perfect record could be tested in Catholic schools tournament at Lions’ place this weekend.

3. Newman (6-2)

Lost to Ben Franklin, but the Greenies remain extremely strong.

4. John Curtis (8-1)

Took Chapelle to a third and final set in the HLB tourney.

5. Riverside (11-2)

Tough loss to Franklin in straights, but this team is definite top-five material.

6. McGehee (10-0)

One of two teams in standings who are undefeated.

7. Sacred Heart (5-4)

See thoughts on Cabrini and ditto that.

8. Pope John Paul II (7-6)

Runner-up at Tammany tourney shows how far the Jags have come.

9. Northlake Christian (6-1)

Wolverines crack the top 10 behind a strong start.

10. Lusher (4-4)

Hanging in there.