Volleyball Movin' On Up In National Rankings

 

Oct. 23, 2000

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's women's volleyball team continued its climb in the NCAA rankings this week as the Aggies jumped three spots to 19th in the country following sweeps of Idaho State, UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton last week. Utah State is 17-5 on the year and 7-2 in the Big West Conference, one game behind Pacific for first-place. USU remains 21st in the Volleyball Monthly Magazine Poll.

The Aggies entered the polls one month ago after defeating Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara at home, marking the first time ever that USU has been ranked since the NCAA began sponsorship of women's volleyball in 1982. USU remained at 25th the following week before jumping to 22 following wins over Boise State and Utah, who was ranked 15th in the country at the time.

Utah State will face a pair of tough challenges this weekend as it travels to No. 14 UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 27th before playing at Cal Poly on Oct. 28th. The following week, USU will host No. 12 Pacific and No. 18 Long Beach State at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Nov. 2nd and 4th.

AVCA Top-25		Pts.	Record
1.  	Nebraska (50)	1,490		19-0
2. 	Hawai'i (10)	1,449		18-0
3.	Colorado State	1,375		22-1
4.	USC  			1,294		16-1
5.	Arizona		1,248		17-2
6.	Wisconsin		1,175		19-2
7.	Minnesota		1,156		20-1
8.	UCLA			1,066		14-5
9.	Pepperdine		1,036		18-3
10.	Florida	   	941		17-3
11.	Penn State	   	876		18-4
12.	Pacific	   	837		16-3
13.	Ohio State	   	814		18-2
14.	Santa Barbara  	751		15-5
15.	Santa Clara	660		18-2
16.	BYU	   		576		15-6
17.	Stanford	   	497		11-8
18.	Long Beach St.	450		14-6
19.	UTAH STATE	   	392		17-5
20.	Utah	   		344		16-4
21.	TexasA&M	   	255		13-5
22.	Loyola Mary.	215		15-5
23.	Michigan State	188		12-7
24.	Notre Dame	   	152		16-5
25.	Missouri	     99		17-3

Volleyball Magazine Top-20 Record 1. Hawai'i 18-0 2. Nebraska 19-0 3. Col. St. 22-1 4. Arizona 17-2 5. USC 16-1 6. Wisconsin 19-2 7. Minnesota 20-1 8. Penn State 18-4 9. Pacific 16-3 10. Florida 17-3 11. UCLA 14-5 12. Pepperdine 18-3 13. Ohio State 18-2 14. UCSB 15-5 15. Stanford 11-8 16. Long Beach 14-6 17. Santa Clara18-2 18. BYU 15-6 19. Utah 16-5 20. Kansas St. 14-5 21. UTAH STATE 17-5 Bold indicates USU opponents.


 

 

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