Morgan vs. San Juan 10

Morgan's Kiah Johnson (18) and Abbie Cox (12) attempt to block a shot from San Juan during the UHSAA 3A state volleyball championship Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at UCCU Center in Orem.

The Utah High School Activities Association released its first volleyball Rating Percentage Index (RPI) rankings on Thursday.

The rankings, available on the UHSAA website, may be taken with a grain of salt because of inconsistent volleyball scheduling around the state.

Many teams have played 10-plus matches due to playing either one or two pre-region tournaments. Other schools haven’t played tournaments yet, so the rankings spit out metrics that (in the 6A classification, for example) size up a team like Syracuse High (4-0 record) against teams like Fremont (11-1) and Copper Hills (12-2).

Here’s where area teams stand in the first rankings.

6A: Syracuse is third, Fremont is fifth, Davis (10-6) is ninth, Northridge (11-7) is 12th, Layton (1-3) is 15th, Weber (4-12) is 19th, Clearfield (1-4) is 22nd and Roy (1-16) is 23rd.

5A: Unbeaten (as of Wednesday) Farmington High ranks No. 1 and has a big lead at the top. Box Elder (3-6) is 17th and Bonneville (2-8) is 22nd. Fellow Region 5 foes Bountiful, Woods Cross and Viewmont come in at No. 9, 15 and 27 respectively.

4A: No area teams made the top 10. Ogden (6-6) checks in at No. 13, Bear River (2-7) is 19th and Ben Lomond (0-11) is dead-last at No. 21.

3A: Four-time defending state champion Morgan (8-3) ranks No. 3. How’s this for sample size disparity in 3A? One team, Union High, has played 23 matches already and another, North Sanpete, has played just five.

2A: Layton Christian (3-3) ranks 14th, St. Joseph (4-6) is 17th and Utah Military Academy (0-8) comes in at No. 22.You can reach prep sports reporter Patrick Carr via email at pcarr@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter @patrickcarr_ and on Facebook at facebook.com/patrickcarr17/.

You can reach prep sports reporter Patrick Carr via email at pcarr@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter @patrickcarr_ and on Facebook at facebook.com/patrickcarr17/.

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