The Advocate’s Top 5 Volleyball Rankings _lowres

Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Lutcher 's head volleyball coach Ricky LeBlanc throws the ball to the team during warmups before the match up against Dutchtown on Thursday, September 17 at Dutchtown High.

Volleyball Top 5s

Divisions I-II

1, St. Joseph’s Academy (16-8): The Division I Redstickers are unbeaten in District 3 and have five straight wins.

2, Central (20-5): A six-game winning streak keeps the Division II Wildcats near the top.

3, St. Amant (13-8) and Zachary (17-9): St. Amant is unbeaten in Division I, District 4, while ZHS’ lone loss in District 3 was to SJA.

5, East Ascension (17-10): The Spartans are primed for district showdown with rival St. Amant on Tuesday.

On the outside looking in: Baton Rouge High 19-11, Dutchtown 14-14, Woodlawn 17-13.

Divisions III, IV, V

1, Lutcher (24-6): The Division III Bulldogs’ 7-0 week included district wins over St. Michael and Parkview Baptist.

2, St. Michael (14-7): Warriors drop one spot after loss to Lutcher last week.

3, Ascension Catholic (18-8): Very impressive in Division V all season long.

4, Parkview Baptist (14-9): Another tough Division III team from the Lutcher, St. Michael mix.

4, University (10-15): The Division IV Cubs are reaping benefits from a tough predistrict schedule.

4, Episcopal (15-7): EHS and U-High have split their district contests.

On the outside looking in: Brusly (15-12), Catholic-Pointe Coupee (15-13).