Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NCAA | Media poll also ranks Washington volleyball #2

Volleyball Magazine media poll closely tracks AVCA coaches’ poll

As the nonconference part of the volleyball schedule comes to an end, teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten continue to dominate the national polls.

In the week four Volleyball Magazine media poll, each conference landed six teams among the top 20. The Big Ten’s Penn State was once again number one, with the Pac-12’s Washington repeating at number two.

Washington's Cassie Strickland passes against Cal State Northridge
-photo by Shutter Geeks Photography
The preseason was marked by several matchups between top-ranked teams. Defending national champion Texas offers an interesting benchmark: the Longhorns defeated Penn State, San Diego, Stanford, Illinois and Nebraska, while losing to Hawai’i and Arizona State. Upstart San Diego, by comparison, beat USC, Hawai’i, Iowa State and Illinois, losing only to Texas and BYU.

VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE MEDIA POLL FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24

Volleyball Mag.
School
(First Place Votes)
AVCA
Coaches
Poll
Volleyblog Seattle
This Week
Last Week
1
1
Penn State (10)
1
1
2
2
Washington
2
2
3
4
Southern California
4
3
4
6
Texas
5
7
5
5
Hawai’i
6
4
6
7
Florida
3
9
T7
8
Stanford
7
10
T7
3
San Diego
8
8
9
9
Minnesota
9
5
10
10
Michigan
10
12
11
11
UCLA
11
14
12
13
Ohio State
13
11
13
15
North Carolina
14
13
14
12
Nebraska
12
17
15
14
Arizona State
16
6
16
16
Michigan State
15
16
17
17
Florida State
17
NR
18
NR
Colorado St
19
19
19
19
Oregon
21
NR
20
NR
Kentucky
18
NR
NR
20
Wisconsin
NR
15
NR
NR
Kansas State
NR
18
NR
NR
BYU
NR
20
NR
18
Illinois
24
NR
NR
NR
Purdue
20
NR
NR
NR
Ohio
22
NR
NR
NR
Creighton
23
NR
NR
NR
Iowa State
25
NR

Others receiving Volleyball Magazine votes: Wisconsin, Purdue, Creighton, Missouri, Kansas State, Ohio, Iowa State, BYU, Illinois
Volleyblog Seattle is one of ten national voters in the weekly Volleyball Magazine Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Poll.


NOTES:

  • AVCA blogger Deb Stadick picks #2 Washington (8-0) to sweep Washington State (13-0) in Pullman tomorrow night. She also chooses Arizona State over Arizona, and Oregon over Oregon State.


Photos courtesy Shutter Geeks Photography

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