No. 2/2 Stanford vs. No. 4/3 Texas. Not once, but twice fans get to see these two Top 5 programs throw down in Week 4 of the NCAA Volleyball schedule. The Longhorns travel to Palo Alto, Calif., on Tuesday, before the Cardinal return the favor with a trip to Austin, Texas, on Friday.
Live streaming and stat links are available here, on the VolleyMob TV schedule.
Texas (No. 4 VolleyMob/No. 3 AVCA) at Stanford (No. 2 VolleyMob/No. 2 AVCA)
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. ET
Maples Pavilion | Palo Alto, Calif.
- Since its loss to then-ranked 6th Wisconsin in 4 sets, Texas has recovered with 3-straight wins. The Longhorns swept High Point and Texas State and beat 16th-ranked Kentucky in 4 sets.
- Against ranked opponents this season, the Longhorns are 2-1. Texas opened its season with wins over 13th-ranked Oregon and 7th-ranked Florida before falling to the Badgers.
- Stanford is coming off of an impressive Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge performance, in which the Cardinal knocked off 9th-ranked Penn State in 3 and 4th-ranked Minnesota in 4 at home in Palo Alto.
- Stanford has won 21 consecutive matches inside Maples Pavilion, a streak which dates back to 2016. The Cardinal went undefeated at home last season, 11-0, and is 2-0 so far in 2018.
- Stanford leads Texas in the all-time series, 18-7, with a 5-0 record in Palo Alto, Calif. The Longhorns have not won a matchup against the Cardinal since 2013 at the Nike Volleyball Big Four Classic in Austin, Texas.
Stanford (No. 2 VolleyMob/No. 2 AVCA) at Texas (No. 4 VolleyMob/No. 3 AVCA)
Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. ET
Gregory Gymnasium | Austin, Texas
- Texas leads Stanford, 5-2, in matches played in Austin, Texas, all-time.
- The Longhorns have won 12-straight home matches, closing the season with 10 in a row and adding 2 to the tally in 2018.
Creighton (No. 14 VolleyMob/No. 10 AVCA) at Illinois (No. 6 VolleyMob/No. 8 AVCA)
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET
Huff Hall | Champaign, Ill.
- Illinois rose to No. 6 in Week 3 after recording a trio of victories last week and surviving the rash of nationally-ranked upsets. The Fighting Illini are 1 of 9 undefeated programs remaining nationally and will be tested when 14th-ranked Creighton comes to town.
- Thus far, Illinois has cut its teeth on the road in 2018 and will open its home slate with the Illini Classic Presented by Hyatt Place. The Fighting Illini posted a 7-5 record inside Huff Hall last season.
- Creighton, which is 6-3 on the season, registered a pair of wins 4 set wins against Iowa State and Wichita State last weekend. The Bluejays opened the season with a bang, knocking off 5th-ranked Kentucky and Northern Iowa before falling to 10th-ranked USC in 5.
- Illinois has never dropped a match to Creighton, leading the all-time series 4-0.
Wisconsin (No. 3 VolleyMob/No. 6 AVCA) at Marquette (No. 17 VolleyMob/No. 22 AVCA)
Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET
Al McGuire Center | Milwaukee, Wis.
- The upset bug bit the then-ranked 3rd Badgers in Waco, Texas, last weekend as they were bested by 15th-ranked Baylor in 4 sets before rebounding with a sweep of North Texas.
- Wisconsin is 1-1 against ranked opponents this season, earning a 4-set win over then-ranked 2nd Texas.
- Marquette is 7-2 this season, falling short only to then-ranked 16th Baylor in 4 Week 1 and top-ranked BYU last week.
- Wisconsin has never fallen to Marquette and owns a 19-0 advantage in the all-time series. The programs met twice last year with the Badgers defeating the Golden Eagles 3-1 during the regular season and 3-0 in the NCAA Tournament first round.
USC (No. 10 VolleyMob/No. 16 AVCA) at San Diego (No. 24 VolleyMob/No. 23 AVCA)
Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. ET
Jenny Craig Pavilion | San Diego, Calif.
- Two of California’s best will battle it out on Friday as 10th-ranked USC makes the trip to meet 24th-ranked San Diego.
- The Trojans, who are 6-3 on the season, are looking to right the ship after a tough 1-2 weekend in Wisconsin, which included losses to top-ranked BYU, 3-0 and then-ranked 22nd Marquette, 3-2. USC salvaged the tournament with a win, edging Syracuse 3-2 in the finale match.
- San Diego’s record of 2-4 is deceiving, as 3 of its 4 losses were to teams ranked in the Top 25. The Toreros notched a win in 4 sets over then-ranked 15th Baylor.
- USC leads San Diego, 11-1, in the all-time series. The Trojans downed the Toreros in the NCAA Tournament second round in 5 sets.