The Trojans (26-2) continue to be one of the most unstoppable teams in the area. Maroa-Forsyth has already locked up the Sangamo Conference championship and will be a force in the postseason.
2. Mount Zion
Mount Zion (24-3), which won the Apollo Conference Tuesday, has won three in a row and 10 of its last 11. The last loss came against Maroa in the Riverton Tournament at the end of September. The four-headed monster of Karlee McAtee, Dayna Kennedy, Kaitlyn Lillpop and Reiley Drake.
The Hatchets have two losses since Sept. 8, twice to state-power Champaign St. Thomas More at the Shelby/Pana Tournament last weekend. Windsor (19-4) continues to adjust on the fly despite injures.
ALAH (19-1) lost to Cerro Gordo Sept. 30, its lone loss of the season. On Tuesday, the Knights got revenge on Cerro Gordo with a two-set win.
Pana (27-5) is still red-hot despite a loss to Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg. The Panthers have won 20 of 21 matches.
6. Clay City
After losing its second match of the season on Sept. 26, the Wolves have won four in a row to move to 19-2 on the season.
In the last 10 days, Taylorville has wins over Lincoln, Mattoon and Charleston in the challenging Apollo Conference. The Tornadoes (21-7) have another difficult game against Mount Zion Thursday.
Mattoon's third straight loss came Tuesday night to Taylorville. Those three losses have been against Lincoln, Mount Zion and the Tornadoes. The Green Wave (21-8) wrapped up conference play and will end the season with non-conference games.
Lincoln (18-9) has won six of its last nine with the three losses coming to Mount Zion twice and Taylorville. The Railers have two more games in the Apollo left before the end of the season.
Newton (19-9) is new to the rankings with nine wins in a row. Abby Frohning, Ali Bierman and Mariah Earnest are key contributors for the Eagles.