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AVCA Rankings Week 1 August 27th

Undertow

Inactive as of 11-01-2018
Rank Team (1st Place) Points Record Previous Rank
1 Stanford (57) 1591 1-0 1
2 Texas (7) 1530 2-0 3
3 Minnesota 1429 2-0 4
4 Florida 1376 1-1 7
5 Nebraska 1264 1-1 2
6 Penn State 1258 3-0 6
7 Southern California 1231 3-0 10
8 Wisconsin 1183 2-0 9
9 BYU 1141 2-0 8
10 UCLA 984 2-0 11
11 Illinois 946 3-0 12
12 Baylor 854 3-0 16
13 Washington 838 2-0 17
14 Pittsburgh 639 3-0 20
15 Creighton 633 1-2 13
16 Kentucky 609 0-3 5
17 Northern Iowa 472 2-1 NR
18 Oregon 432 0-2 18
19 San Diego 405 0-2 14
20 Purdue 341 3-0 23
21 Colorado 295 2-1 15
22 Utah 194 2-1 19
23 Michigan 180 2-0 NR
24 Cal Poly 163 2-1 24
25 Colorado State 140 1-1 25

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Marquette 131; Iowa State 129; Louisville 75; Wichita State 74; Washington State 68; Michigan State 41; Wyoming 36; Alabama 33; Oregon State 19; Ohio State 13; Arizona 10; Tennessee 5

Dropped Out: Iowa State 21; Michigan State 22

Comments:
After the results of the VERT challenge, Nebraska drops to 5, Texas and Florida move up. Surprisingly, the Ducks stayed at 18. Creighton lost to USC and Northern Iowa, but beat Kentucky and only dropped 2. Northern Iowa is new to the rankings, but even though they beat both Kentucky and Creighton, the Panthers are still ranked below them. As mentioned in another post, Kentucky had a tough weekend and lost all 3 matches.

As far as the Big Ten goes, they still have 7 teams in the top 25, but Michigan entered the rankings, and Michigan State dropped out. Michigan State lost to Tennessee. With Ohio State also receiving votes, The Big Ten has 9 teams in the top 35.

This is top 25 poll article from the NCAA website

https://www.ncaa.com/news/volleyball-women/article/2018-08-27/college-volleyball-rankings-texas-jumps-no-2-kentucky

Here is the Big Ten weekly roundup

https://bigten.org/news/2018/8/27/womens-volleyball-michigan-northwestern-ohio-state-and-purdue-earn-weekly-volleyball-awards.aspx

The middle blocker for Ohio State had a helluva weekend.

PS If anyone knows how to insert a Word Table into this format, please let me know. It would be appreciated. I R 2 Stoopid, to figure it out.
 

carrolltonsker

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
I thought we would drop a little farther. I am not surprised Oregon stayed the same. They were 0-2, but were very competitive in both matches.
 

Undertow

Inactive as of 11-01-2018
I thought we would drop a little farther. I am not surprised Oregon stayed the same. They were 0-2, but were very competitive in both matches.
And upon further consideration.................

You're correct about Oregon. I was expecting them to drop a few, but the poll actually did a fairly good job of taking into account the level of competition each of the teams played. Creighton was another team it would have been easy to drop into the twenties, but the voters seem to have put some thought into it. I also thought that Nebraska would drop more, but Penn State didn't play anyone with a pulse (Navy, UMBC, Eastern Kentucky).
Really my only beef, and it is a minor one, is that USC (3-0), Northern Iowa (2-1), Creighton (1-2), and Kentucky (0-3) played it out against each other over the weekend and should be ranked accordingly.
 
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