Volleyball Ranked For First Time Ever In NCAAs

 

Oct. 2, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - For the first time ever, Utah State's women's volleyball team is ranked in the Top-25 in the country as the Aggies are 25th in the USA Today/AVCA Division I Coaches Poll and 20th in the Volleyball Magazine Poll. The NCAA began sponsorship of women's volleyball in 1982, prior to that, volleyball was affiliated with the AIAW where USU won the National Championship in 1978 and finished second in the country in 1979.

"It's a privilege to be ranked," commented USU head coach Tom Peterson. "You always want to be ranked and I want to make sure that this makes us better because this things can go away real fast. For the most part it means that some people think we are good, and that's an honor."

Utah State is currently 12-3 on the season and alone in first-place in the Big West Conference with a 4-0 league mark. USU has two top-10 wins to its credit already this year with three-game sweeps over BYU, who was ranked 10th at the time, and UC Santa Barbara, who was ranked ninth in the country. Over the past two season, the Aggies have won 25 of its last 32 matches and have a 15-5 league mark which is second in the conference to Pacific who is 18-2.

AVCA Top-25
  1.  Nebraska (49)	1488	13-0
  2.  Hawai'i (9)	1444	12-0
  3.  Colorado State	1365	16-1
  4.  USC (2)	1325	11-0
  5.  Minnesota	1269	15-0
  6.  Pepperdine	1179	11-2
  7.  Arizona	1145	12-1
  8.  UCLA	 985	10-4
  9.  Florida	974	11-3
10.  Wisconsin	844	13-2
11.  Ohio State	817	14-0
12.  Penn State	787	12-4
13.  BYU	766	11-4
14.  Pacific	753	10-3
15.  UC Santa Barbara	743	9-4
16.  Utah	638	11-2
17.  Santa Clara	575	13-1
18.  Long Beach St.	536	9-4
19.  Michigan State	397	10-3
20.  Notre Dame	303	11-4
21.  Stanford	258	7-6
22.  Loyola Mary.	216	12-3
23.  Texas A&M	198	8-4
24.  Texas Tech	165	15-1
25.  Utah State	138	12-3

Volleyball Magazine Top-20 1. USC 11-0 2. Hawai'i 12-0 3. Nebraska 13-0 4. Colorado St. 16-1 5. Minnesota 15-0 6. Arizona 12-1 7. Pepperdine 11-2 8. Ohio State 14-0 9. Wisconsin 13-2 10. Penn State 12-4 11. BYU 11-4 12. Pacific 10-3 13. Florida 11-3 14. UCLA 10-4 15. Long Beach St. 9-4 16. .Santa Barbara 9-4 17. Utah 11-2 18. Santa Clara 13-1 19. Stanford 7-6 20. Utah State 12-3


 

 

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