All the Regents are smiling these days after St. Lucy’s began the week ranked No. 1 in the area and No. 2 in CIF-SS Division 2-AA.
St. Lucy’s, which beat traditional power South Hills in four games on Tuesday, remained atop of the area girls volleyball rankings. But the Regents will get a challenge on Thursday when they travel to No. 2 Chino Hills.
1. St. Lucy’s (9-5) — The Regents are still the team to beat. They caught a break when South Hills’ Jackie Valle-Acosta injured her knee during warmups of the teams’ Sierra League opener on Tuesday. But they are expected to be challenged against No. 2 Chino Hills on Thursday.
2. Chino Hills (16-4) — The Huskies are enjoying one of the better starts in the program’s history. But will that be enough to beat St. Lucy’s.
3. Bonita (12-3) — The Bearcats got some revenge last week, beating rival Los Altos in four games. Now it’s all about taking care of business.
4. South Hills (7-2) — Losing Valle-Acosta will be a major hit for the Huskies, who still look strong with Marisa Gomez and Whitney Deshay.
5. Los Altos (8-3) — Failed to close against Bonita. The Conquerors hope to change that in the rematch.
6. Glendora (5-2) — The Tartans went 3-0 last week, but opened Baseline League play by being swept by favorite Los Osos.
7. San Dimas (12-4) — The Saints have rolled through the early portion of the Valle Vista League schedule.
8. Diamond Bar (12-7) — Consistency is a big problem for the Brahmas, who swept one opponent last week, but also got swept.
9. Bishop Amat (7-3) — The Lancers went 3 for 3 last week, but might struggle in the Del Rey League.
10. Gladstone (7-4) — The Gladiators took early control in the Montview League with wins over Ganesha and La Puente last week.
Note: Records are those reported to this newspaper and are through matches played Oct. 2. Rankings are based on matches played through Oct. 2.