Big Ten Volleyball – Weekly Update

  0 volleymob | November 15th, 2016 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News


• Five programs are still in the hunt for the Big Ten Championship. Nebraska leads the way with a 15-1 conference record with four matches left to play. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan State and Penn State all remain alive in the race for the Big Ten Championship, but only Nebraska has a chance to clinch at least a share of a title this weekend.big-ten-schedule

• All 14 Big Ten volleyball teams continue conference play this week with 12 matches set to air on either BTN or BTN Plus.

• Nebraska was unanimously voted No. 1 in the latest AVCA Volleyball Coaches Poll. Six additional Big Ten programs appear among the top 25: No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 15 Penn State, No. 18 Michigan and No. 24 Ohio State. Purdue receiving votes in the poll.

• Ten Big Ten volleyball teams are rated among the top 50 of the NCAA RPI: No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 4 Minnesota, No. 11 Michigan State, No. 15 Michigan, No. 21 Purdue, No. 25 Penn State, No. 29 Ohio State, No. 48 Indiana and No. 50 Illinois.

• Based on average attendance, the Big Ten has seven of the nation’s top 10 teams. Nebraska leads the nation in attendance, averaging 8,210 fans per contest, while Wisconsin is third with 5,965 and Minnesota is fourth with 4,394. Penn State checks in at No. 5 with 3,672 patrons per match, while Michigan State ranks sixth with 3,051 and Illinois is seventh with 2,611 fans per contest. Purdue rounds out Big Ten programs in the top-10 in eighth, averaging 2,537 fans per match.

• Wisconsin’s Lauren Carlini is the active career leader in total assists with 5,193, while Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson is the active career leader in assists per set with 11.74.

• Maryland served 13 aces against Rutgers last week, the most of any Big Ten team in a three-set match this season.

• Nebraska holds seven of the top 10 and 12 of the top 15 single-game attendance marks his season, eclipsing over 8,249 fans at the Bob Devaney Sports Center seven times this season. Purdue has one mark in the top 10, drawing 8,240 patrons Holloway Gymnasium against Indiana.

News courtesy of Big Ten.

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