Monday, October 14, 2013

NCAA | Washington volleyball moves up in weekly RPI ranking

13-1 Huskies remain among the nation’s elite in AVCA coaches’ poll, W-L record and serving

The Washington Huskies—one of only seven D1 (out of 328) teams with fewer than two losses so far this season, moved up in the NCAA’s RPI formula and stayed put in the weekly AVCA coaches’ poll. The Huskies are #8 in RPI (up from #11) and stayed at #6 in AVCA.

Washington's Katy Beals (7) serves as Krista Vansant (16), Lianna Sybeldon (10) and Kylin Munoz (24) study the defense in Friday's 3-1 home win against Arizona
-photo by Shutter Geeks Photography


Of last week’s top teams, #9 Hawai’i suffered the biggest loss, dropping a rare home conference match to unranked UC Santa Barbara. The biggest winner was #5 Michigan State, defeating #8 Nebraska en route to the top of the Big Ten standings at 6-0.

Only two teams remain undefeated in Division 1, #18 Missouri and #12 Colorado State. #13 North Carolina saw its string broken by #24 Duke, joining Washington, Michigan State, Southern Cal and Florida in the one-loss ranks.

see also: What we learned from Washington volleyball’s win against Arizona State

The RPI is a formula used by the NCAA to help select 64 teams for the postseason tournament and to seed the top 16 teams. As usual, teams not ranked in the polls are seen more favorably by the RPI’s algorithms. As such, teams like Creighton, Kansas, Oklahoma and LSU are in the top 16, while North Carolina, Minnesota and Colorado State are among those who fare more poorly in RPI.

This week’s AVCA poll, with RPI and Volleyblog Seattle’s ballot in tomorrow’s Volleyball Magazine media poll:

WEEK EIGHT
AVCA Coaches
RPI
School
(First Place votes)
Volleyblog
Seattle
This Week
Last Week
1
1
4
Southern Cal
1
2
2
3
Florida
3
3
3
1
Texas
6
4
4
2
Penn St
5
5
7
9
Michigan St
2
6
6
8
Washington
4
7
8
5
Stanford
7
8
9
6
Nebraska
9
9
5
10
Hawai’i
8
10
11
17
Minnesota
10
11
12
13
San Diego
16
12
13
23
Colorado St
13
13
10
31
North Carolina
11
14
15
22
Kentucky
17
15
19
14
Wisconsin
12
16
17
28
Michigan
NR
17
14
24
Ohio St
19
18
25
12
Missouri
NR
19
21
37
Florida St
NR
20
24
20
BYU
14
21
22
43
Oregon
NR
22
16
39
Arizona St
18
23
NR
11
Kansas
NR
24
NR
18
Duke
NR
25
20
47
Purdue
NR
NR
NR
29
Miami (FL)
15
NR
NR
67
Central Arkansas
20
NR
18
42
Ohio
NR
NR
23
35
UCLA
NR
NR
NR
7
Creighton
NR
NR
NR
15
Oklahoma
NR
NR
NR
16
LSU
NR
NR
NR
19
Utah
NR
NR
NR
21
Marquette
NR
NR
NR
25
Illinois
NR

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more AVCA ballots: Ohio 87; UCLA 77; St. Mary's (CA) 70; Miami (FL) 63; Creighton 60; Cal State Northridge 43; California 38; Oklahoma 32; Iowa State 18; Western Kentucky 7; Illinois 5

RPI COMPARISONS

PAC-12


BIG TEN
4
Southern Cal

2
Penn State
5
Stanford

6
Nebraska
8
Washington

9
Michigan St
19
Utah

14
Wisconsin
30
Arizona

17
Minnesota
32
California

24
Ohio St
35
UCLA

25
Illinois
39
Arizona St

28
Michigan
41
Colorado

47
Purdue
43
Oregon

59
Northwestern
55
Washington St

90
Iowa
78
Oregon St

103
Indiana


NOTES:
  • Washington once again leads all of Division 1 with 1.96 aces/set. The Huskies are #8 in the nation in hitting percentage with .378.
  • The Pac-12 named Stanford's Carly Wopat its offensive player of the week, Utah's Chelsey Schofield its defensive player of week and--for the third consecutive week and the fourth time this season--USC's Ebony Nwanebu won the freshman of the week award.
  • Seattle University has won 4 of its past 5 matches, all in the WAC. After Friday’s victory against Idaho, SU freshman outside hitter Iris Ivanis was named WAC player of the week. The Redhawks are now in third place, and host Grand Canyon tonight at 7PM in Connolly Center, then Chicago State Thursday night at 7PM, also in Connolly.




Photos courtesy Shutter Geeks Photography


2 comments:

  1. You apparently missed voting for a #4 and have UW and Penn State tied at #5? Interesting!

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