FIU Leaps Into Top-10, Stetson Drops To #13 In This Weeks Beach Poll

  0 Carly DeMarque | April 18th, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Beach, Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, Division II, Division III, Independents, News, Pac-12, Rankings, West Coast Conference

This week’s AVCA beach top-15 poll has one big shake up with FIU sneaking into the top-10 and Stetson dropping off four spots.

After posting wins against two top-10 teams over the weekend, previously ranked #14 FIU is now tied for 10th with Grand Canyon, who they were able to take down 4-1. Their other top-10 victory came against then-#9 Stetson 3-2. They were able to move up, despite two dropped matches on the weekend – them coming to top-five teams and coming close to taking each of the matches over #4 Florida State and #3 Pepperdine.

Stetson had a tough week, only winning to Florida Gulf Coast twice, while dropping matches to then-#2 Pepperdine, FIU and Grand Canyon. The losses brought the team from the #9 position to #13.

Georgia State moved up one position to #9, while TCU fell to #14.

In top-five shake ups, UCLA now takes over as the definitive #2 slot, while Long Beach State jumps ahead of Hawaii for the #5 ranking.

1 Southern California 25-0 1
2 UCLA 25-2 2-T
3 Pepperdine 21-3 2-T
4 Florida State 21-7 4
5 Long Beach State 23-5 5-T
6 Hawaii 23-5 5-T
7 LSU 22-5 7
8 Arizona 13-8 8
9 Georgia State 19-12 10-T
10-T Florida International 20-12 14
10-T Grand Canyon 15-8 10-T
12 South Carolina 21-7 12
13 Stetson 17-13 9
14 TCU 16-8 13
15 Florida Atlantic 18-9 15

Others receiving votes: Saint Mary’s, Arizona State, Loyola Marymount, California, Stanford, Mercer, San Jose State, Coastal Carolina, Cal Poly, Pacific, Washington.

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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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