Connecticut Volleyball Poll: Darien remains No. 1 amid reshuffling in Top 10

Darien's Ellie Moore (4) keeps the ball alive during a girls volleyball match in Greenwich on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.

Darien's Ellie Moore (4) keeps the ball alive during a girls volleyball match in Greenwich on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.

Dave Stewart

There was some reshuffling in the Connecticut High School girls volleyball poll this week, but Darien remained in the No. 1 spot after beating defending Class LL champion Greenwich via shutout last Wednesday.

Greenwich, which lost three straight after a 9-0 start, dropped six spots to No. 8.

SWC power Joel Barlow, also unbeaten, moved up into the vacated No. 2 spot, while Conard, which knocked off RHAM and Glastonbury last week, made the biggest leap, moving from a 10th-place tie to No. 3.

The CCC is again the top conference with five teams in the top 10, including a sweep of the third through fifth spots. The FCIAC and SCC each have two teams in the top 10.

Connecticut Coaches Poll, Week Six

Team (first-place votes), Record, Points, Last week’s rank

1. Darien (14) , 12-0, 280, 1

2. Joel Barlow, 12-0, 212, 3

3. Conard, 11-2, 154, T10

4. (tie) Simsbury, 13-1, 138, 5

4. (tie) Southington, 10-2, 138, T7

5. RHAM, 11-2, 114, 4

6. Amity, 13-1, 98, T7

7. Seymour, 15-0, 92, 6

8. Greenwich. 10-3, 82, 2

9. Cheshire, 13-2, 76, 8

10. Griswold, 12-0, 36, 9

Others receiving votes: New Canaan (9-2) 26, Trumbull (9-5) 24, Ludlowe (9-4) 18, Woodstock Academy (10-5) 14, Glastonbury (9-3) and Newtown (12-3) 10, Suffield (13-2) 8, Brien McMahon (7-7) 6, East Lyme (11-3) and Stratford (12-2) 2.

Coaches voting: Craig Brown, East Haven; Michelle Abraham, New Britain; Tim Guernsey, RHAM; Steve Goodrich, SMSA; Jimmy Gleason, Oxford; Molly Grabowski, East Hampton; Amy Fusarelli, Brien McMahon; Seth Davis, Amity; Mike Smeriglio, Stamford; Ryan Mintzer-Woodcock, South Windsor; Sue Bavone, Cheshire; Mike Martone, Branford; Jeff Babineau, St. Joseph; Steve Brienza, Wilton.

Compiled by Tim Guernsey, RHAM