Monday, September 9, 2013

NCAA | Washington volleyball remains high in national polls

Huskies at #6 in coaches poll after top teams beat each other; USC #1

Last week, Volleyblog Seattle rated USC #1. Now, coaches are catching up.

Kaleigh Nelson, Lianna Sybeldon and
Kylin Munoz celebrate a point against
Canadian National Team
-photo by Shutter Geeks Photography
In the annual Nike Big Four tourney, Texas was the big winner, beating both Penn State and Stanford. Stanford also lost to Florida, while Penn State beat the Gators.

San Diego continues to impress, adding wins over Iowa State and Illinois to a previous victory at Hawai’i and a narrow loss to Texas.

The Pac-12 did poorly in marquee matches. Besides the Stanford losses, Hawai’i beat UCLA, while Oregon and Oregon State both lost to Michigan and Michigan State. As usual, however, none of these matches were on the home floor of the Pac-12 school—power teams from other conferences rarely ever agree to come west (or, in Hawai’i’s case, east) during nonconference.

Washington dropped one spot, as Texas and Florida vaulted ahead, and Stanford dropped behind.

underrated: Arizona St, Wisconsin
overrated: Oregon, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ohio St

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

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Colorado State 125; Arizona State 98; Oklahoma 85; Ohio 58; Louisville 43; Kansas State 31; BYU 23; Texas A&M 22; Miami (FL) 21; St. Mary's (CA) 17; Cal State Northridge 14


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