Volleyball Moves Up In National Rankings

 

Oct. 16, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - After remaining at No. 25 in the country the past two weeks, Utah State's women's volleyball team climbed three spots to No. 22 in the country in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll after a pair of wins this past week over then No. 15 Utah and Boise State. The past three weeks are the first time ever that USU has been ranked in the NCAA's in volleyball. USU is also 21st in the country in the Volleyball Magazine Monthly Poll.

Utah State is 14-5 on the season and 5-2 in the Big West Conference, one game out of first-place. The Aggies are 3-3 on the season versus Top-20 teams, posting wins over BYU (then ranked #10), UC Santa Barbara (then ranked #9), and Utah (then ranked #15). USU's three losses on the year to ranked opponents came versus Kansas State (then ranked #17), Pacific (then ranked #14), and Long Beach State (then ranked #18).

AVCA Top-25			Pts.	      Record
  1.  Nebraska (49)		1489		17-0
  2.  Hawai'i (11)		1449		15-0
  3.  Colorado State		1377		21-1
  4.  USC  	     		1230		14-1
  5.  Arizona	    	 	1224		15-2
  6.  Wisconsin	     		1201		17-2
  7.  Minnesota	     		1149		18-1
  8.  UCLA	           	1052		12-5
  9.  Pepperdine		1011		15-3
10.  Florida	      	980		15-3
11.  Ohio State	      	888		17-1
12.  UC Santa Barbara	 	837		14-4
13.  Penn State	      	788		16-4
14.  Pacific	      	766		14-3
15.  Santa Clara	 	662		17-1
16.  BYU	           	550		13-5
17.  Stanford	       	513		11-6
18.  Utah	            	452		15-3
19.  Long Beach St.	 	372		13-5
20.  Michigan State	 	352		12-5
21.  Notre Dame	      	337		14-4
22.  UTAH STATE	      	242		14-5
23.  Loyola Mary.	 	208		14-5
24.  Missouri	      	171		16-2
25.  Texas A&M	       	93		11-5

Volleyball Magazine Top-20 Record 1. Hawai'i 15-0 2. Nebraska 17-0 3. Colorado State 21-1 4. Arizona 15-2 5. USC 14-1 6. Wisconsin 17-2 7. Minnesota 18-1 8. Ohio State 17-1 9. Penn State 16-4 10. Pacific 14-3 11. Florida 15-3 12. UCLA 12-5 13. UC Santa Barbara 13-4 14. Pepperdine 15-3 15. Stanford 11-6 16. Long Beach State 12-5 17. Santa Clara 17-1 18. BYU 13-5 19. Utah 15-3 20. Kansas State 13-4 21. UTAH STATE 14-5


 

 

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