Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NCAA | Pac-12 teams slip in weekly media poll

Huskies rank high but Big Ten teams look overrated

Two Pac-12 teams—Arizona State and UCLA—dropped out of this week’s Volleyball Magazine media poll, replaced by Missouri and BYU. That leaves just three Pac-12 teams in the VBM top 20—and seven Big Ten teams.

Washington's Kylin Munoz (24) attacks against Arizona's Jane Croson (10)
-photo by Shutter Geeks Photography

Washington stayed at #6, as Michigan State moved ahead of the Huskies, and Hawai’i fell behind.

And, in our humble opinion:

UNDERRATED
  • Michigan State: Spartans are only Big Ten team undefeated in conference play
  • BYU: Cougars are tearing through a strong conference
  • Miami (FL): Keno Gandara’s Hurricanes have not lost in the ACC. Gandara and his team are profiled this week by ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel
Former Washington Assistant Coach Keno Gandara and his Miami Hurricanes are profiled this week by ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel
-ESPN


OVERRATED
  • Purdue: Boilermakers have six losses, including four in Big Ten … including lowly Northwestern.
  • Michigan: Wolverines have five losses, four in the Big Ten, and no signature big wins
  • Ohio State: After starting 12-0 against so-so nonconference competition, has since lost 4 of 6 Big Ten matches
  • Missouri: Tigers get props for being 21-0, but yet to play a single ranked team until Florida this weekend


VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE MEDIA POLL FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 15
Volleyball Mag.
School
(First Place Votes)
AVCA
Coaches
Poll
Volleyblog Seattle
This Week
Last Week
1
1
Southern Cal (8)
1
1
2
2
Texas (2)
3
6
3
3
Florida
2
3
4
4
Penn State
4
5
5
8
Michigan State
5
2
6
6
Washington
6
4
7
7
Stanford
7
7
8
9
Nebraska
8
9
9
5
Hawai’i
9
8
10
11
Minnesota
10
10
11
12
San Diego
11
16
12
14
Colorado St
12
13
13
10
North Carolina
13
11
14
15
Michigan
16
NR
15
16
Kentucky
14
17
16
18
Wisconsin
15
12
17
13
Ohio State
17
19
18
NR
Missouri
18
NR
19
20
Florida State
19
NR
20
NR
BYU
20
14
NR
17
Arizona State
22
18
NR
19
UCLA
NR
NR
NR
NR
Miami (FL)
NR
15
NR
NR
Cent. Arkansas
NR
20
NR
NR
Oregon
21
NR
NR
NR
Kansas
23
NR
NR
NR
Duke
24
NR
NR
NR
Purdue
25
NR

Others receiving Volleyball Magazine votes: Oregon, Arizona State, Miami (FL), California, St. Mary’s, UCLA, Central Arkansas, Duke
Volleyblog Seattle is one of ten national voters in the weekly Volleyball Magazine Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Poll.



Photos courtesy Shutter Geeks Photography


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