Helena Capital, Helena High, Great Falls CMR, Billings West and Bozeman remain the five ranked teams in the Class AA volleyball coaches' poll, with CMR again moving into a tie with Helena at No. 2.
The Bengals and Rustlers were tied in the weekly poll, which is voted on by coaches across the classification, two weeks ago, but mentors pushed Helena High ahead of CMR in last week's poll. The Rustlers (14-1) were impressive in their lone conference match of last week, ousting Belgrade in straight sets, including a 25-5 third set.
Helena High (12-3) swept a pair of Western AA matches against Butte and Missoula Hellgate.
Capital (15-0) remains the unanimous No. 1 in the poll after also sweeping Hellgate and Butte. The Bruins are the lone unbeaten in Class AA and have lost only three sets all season, according to stats reported to email@example.com. Capital hosts rival Helena Thursday night in a battle of top-two teams, where the Bruins can essentially clinch the Western AA crown.
Class AA's regular season ends Saturday, Nov. 2.
Billings West (16-6) and Bozeman (11-8) competed in the Border Wars against programs from Wyoming, with the Bears recording a 4-0 mark against foes from the south. West defeated Thunder Basin, Cody, Sheridan and Campbell County.
Bozeman split its matches against the same four clubs, winning against Thunder Basin and Campbell County, but falling to Cody and Sheridan.
The results of the Class AA volleyball coaches' poll for the week of Oct. 14 are below. The ratings are based upon five points for each first-place vote, four points for each second-place vote, etc. First-places votes as of Oct. 14 are in parentheses, followed by the total points.
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Class AA volleyball coaches' poll
Oct. 14, 2019
1. Helena Capital (10) -- 50 points
T2. Helena High -- 35 points
T2. Great Falls CMR -- 35 points
4. Billings West -- 15 points
5. Bozeman -- 12 points
Receiving votes: Missoula Sentinel.