Cal Poly Joins AVCA Top-10 After Strong First Week Showing

  0 Carly DeMarque | February 27th, 2018 | ASUN Conference, Beach, Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, News, Pac-12, West Coast Conference

USC stays in the #1 position this week after a 4-0 start to the year while Hawaii moves up to #2 after a 3-1 weekend at the Rainbow Wahine Classic. UCLA remains the same at #3 along with Florida State at #4 while Pepperdine falls back to #5 after a 2-1 weekend.

Hawaii started the season with a strong first weekend that saw they take down UCLA in a 5-0 decision but fell to them on the second day 3-2 for their only loss on the weekend. Ka’iwi Schucht/Emily Maglio were the only pairing for the weekend to post a perfect record of 4-0 at the tournament.

Cal Poly made the largest jump of the week moving up to #8 from #14 last week. The Mustangs have posted a 4-2 record to begin the year, winning over a number of top-ranked teams including then-#2 Pepperdine 3-2. They also found themselves on the winning side of then-#10 Grand Canyon, Arizona State and Nebraska.

Not many teams rankings changed in the back half of the rankings, though Grand Canyon fell out of the top-10 while Stanford moved up to #16 despite not winning a match over the week.

1 Southern California 4-0 1
2 Hawai’i 3-1 5
3 UCLA 3-1 3
4 Florida State 4-0 4
5 Pepperdine 2-1 2
6 LSU 3-1 6
7 Long Beach State 0-0 7
8 Cal Poly 4-2 14
9 South Carolina 3-1 8
10 Arizona 3-0 9
11 Florida International 3-0 11
12 Grand Canyon 0-4 10
13 Georgia State 2-2 12
14 TCU 3-1 13
15 Stetson 1-3 15
16 Stanford 0-4 17
17 Florida Atlantic 1-2 16
18 Tulane 0-0 18
19 Washington 0-0 19
20 Loyola Marymount 2-0 20

Others receiving votes: Arizona State, Saint Mary’s, California, Oregon, Utah, Colorado Mesa, New Mexico, Nebraska, Florida Gulf Coast, UNC-Wilmington, Florida Southern, UAB, Central Arkansas

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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