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SBLive Top 25 national high school girls volleyball rankings (10/24/2023)

No. 1 Hamilton Southeastern (Indiana) escapes Homestead in 5-set thriller to win IHSAA Regionals; unbeaten Wayzata (Minnesota) jumps two spots to No. 5
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Make it back-to-back regional titles for the Hamilton Southeastern Royals (Fishers, Indiana). But this championship wasn’t easy for the No. 1-ranked volleyball team in the country.

Fresh off a Sectional championship two weeks ago, the unbeaten Royals remained on the march this postseason by winning last weekend’s regional championship at Homestead. HSE upended two Fort Wayne-area schools to advance to Class 4A North Semi-State but the Royals had to fight tooth-and-nail to get there.

After dispatching Harrison, 25-18, 25-13, 25-13, in the first match, the Royals battled past Homestead, 23-25, 25-9, 25-15, 22-25, 15-7, to win the title.

It marked the first time all season that HSE (31-0), winners of 65 consecutive matches dating to last season, was forced to five sets.

“The Homestead game was definitely stressful,” said HSE Libero Sophie Ledbetter, a Ball State commit. “I thought they played very well. I am so proud of our team.

“I thought we stayed very calm throughout the game,” Ledbetter said, “especially after losing the first set and going to our first five-set game of the year. We knew we would get tested at some point during the postseason and this proved to us that we can not only win in five sets, but also in a tough environment on our opponent’s home court.”

The Royals (31-0), who are ranked No. 1 in Indiana, advanced to play La Porte on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the Class 4A North Semi-State at Frankfort. Roncalli and Castle also will compete.

The SBLive Power 25 national high school volleyball rankings include teams affiliated with state high school athletic associations in the state they compete in or those allowed to play affiliate high schools in their home state and beyond.

The rankings will be released weekly throughout the 2023 volleyball season. Find the complete breakdown of the SBLive Power 25 below.

The Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive freelancer Jeff Gardenour based on research and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the nation. Reach Jeff on Twitter @JMarkG1962 or email him at

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