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Minimal changes to Class AA volleyball coaches' poll entering final week of regular season

Paige Bartsch
Posted at 9:38 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 12:46:06-04

The Class AA volleyball regular season concludes this week across Montana, with the State AA playoffs scheduled to begin on Nov. 3. The top four teams in the weekly coaches' poll remained the same, headlined by unbeaten Helena Capital.

The Bruins, winners of the past two Class AA state championships, entered the week with an unblemished 11-0 mark. Capital finishes its regular season in Kalispell this weekend, meeting Flathead and Glacier.

No. 2 Great Falls CMR has an identical 11-0 record, though in Eastern AA play. The Rustlers clinched the league's regular-season title with matches against crosstown rival Great Falls High (Thursday) and Billings schools West and Skyview (Saturday) remaining.

Helena High (9-3) remained third in the poll with two of its three losses coming at the hands of rival Capital. Helena fell in a five-set contest against Missoula Sentinel on Thursday, losing 15-13 in the fifth set. The Spartans now own sole possession of the No. 5 slot in the coaches' poll after sharing it with Glacier last week.

Billings West is fourth in the poll and has three regular-season games still scheduled, according to the latest revision from Billings Public Schools -- Thursday at Billings Skyview, and Saturday against Great Falls High and CMR.

The complete coaches' poll can be found below. First-place votes are in parentheses and total points can be found on the right. The votes were conducted prior to Tuesday's matches, which saw Missoula Sentinel fall in five sets against Butte and Bozeman High falling by the same margin to Bozeman Gallatin.

For updated high school volleyball standings, please click here.

Class AA volleyball coaches' poll
Week of Oct. 27, 2020

1. Helena Capital (12) 60 points
2. Great Falls CMR 41 points
3. Helena High 38 points
4. Billings West 21 points
5. Missoula Sentinel 12 points

Also receiving votes, in order: Kalispell Glacier, Bozeman High, Billings Skyview.