(Records through end of season)
|1. Omaha Westside||24-4||3|
|2. Omaha Benson||26-1||1|
|3. Lincoln Northeast||25-2||2|
|6. Bellevue West||21-6||5|
|7. Omaha Central||16-7||6|
|8. Millard West||19-7||4|
|10. Papillion-La Vista||14-9||10|
A case could be made for leaving Omaha Benson No. 1 based on its overall season and wins of 16 and 13 points over Westside earlier. Those victories occurred, however, before Benson Super-Stater Kianna Ibis went down with a season-ending ACL injury. Westside clearly looked to be the better team at state as Benson was upset by Norfolk in the first round. Northeast and Kearney both had road wins late in the regular season at Norfolk, and both are ahead of the state runner-up Panthers, who also knocked off No. 10 Papillion-La Vista in districts and No. 6 Bellevue West in the state semifinals. A first-round district loss to Omaha North sends Millard West tumbling.
|1. Lincoln Pius X||22-2||1|
|4. Omaha Gross||18-10||10|
|5. Elkhorn South||19-7||2|
Norris’ strong challenge to Lincoln Pius X in the state finals nullifies a district loss to Platteview. Omaha Gross is rewarded for its first round state tourney win over Elkhorn South, avenging a loss to the Storm in the district final. Waverly was 14-3 after Christmas with wins over No. 5 Elkhorn South, No. 7 Beatrice, No. 8 Gretna and No. 10 Platteview. The losses came to Pius X and Norris. York switches spots with Beatrice, reversing a regular-season loss to the Lady Orange with a win in the district final.
|2. Lincoln Christian||24-5||1|
|3. Kearney Catholic||26-3||4|
|4. Norfolk Catholic||21-7||2|
|6. Bishop Neumann||19-7||7|
|9. West Point-Beemer||24-4||9|
|10. Omaha Concordia||18-6||10|
No one in the top 10 lost to an unranked team in the postseason, so there are no new entries. Christian gets the nod for No. 2 over state runner-up Kearney Catholic based on the Crusaders’ 2-0 record against C-2 state runner-up Hastings St. Cecilia, which beat Kearney Catholic in midseason.
|2. Hastings St. Cecilia||23-4||3|
|3. Guardian Angels CC||25-4||2|
|9. North Platte St. Pat’s||23-4||--|
St. Cecilia slides past GACC into No. 2 based on the Hawkettes’ near-upset of Crofton in the state finals. Superior drops out of the top 10 after a subdistrict loss to Sandy Creek. While Ponca won the wild-card tiebreaker over Hemingford for the last spot in the state tournament, Hemingford gets the nod over the Indians for No. 10 because of Ponca’s late-season loss to unranked Homer.
|1. St. Mary’s||25-2||1|
|2. Dundy Co.-Stratton||28-1||6|
|5. Blue Hill||23-4||3|
|7. Humph. St. Francis||21-6||5|
Like C-1, the top 10 was undefeated against unranked teams in the postseason. Friend takes a huge jump by giving state champion St. Mary’s it’s most competitive game of the state tournament in the first round. Fullerton slides six spots for losses to Humphrey St. Francis and Blue Hill.
|1. Falls City Sacred Heart||28-2||1|
|10. Lyons-Decatur NE||15-9||10|
Exeter-Milligan gets a four-spot demotion for getting upset by Meridian in subdistricts. Sandhills/Thedford is rewarded for its first round state tournament win over Giltner.