Long Beach State Breaks Into The Top-Five In This Weeks Poll

  0 Carly DeMarque | April 03rd, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Beach, Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, Division II, Division III, Independents, News, Pac-12, Rankings

This week’s top-four remain the same, with Long Beach State cracking the top-five for the first time this season, taking the place of now-#6 Hawaii.

At the Big West Challenge, Long Beach State went 4-0 on the weekend, picking up a big win over Hawaii. At the #1 line for the Beach, Nele Barber and Rachel Nieto improved to 19-1 on the year – breaking two school records in the process: most wins at the #1 line and single-season wins at the #1 line. Nieto now has 50 collegiate beach volleyball victories.

Among other changes to the top-15, Grand Canyon moved up one spot to #12 and FIU propelled to #13 from #15.

Arizona State has been in a bit of a rut dropping their last five matches, three coming this weekend. Their first loss came to #3 UCLA 0-5, next Tulane 1-4 and finally FIU 1-4 at the Surf and Turf Invitational.

1 Southern California 20-0 1
2 Pepperdine 13-1 2
3 UCLA 19-2 3
4 Florida State 15-6 4
5 Long Beach State 17-3 6
6 Hawaii 18-4 5
7 LSU 14-5 7
8 Arizona 11-6 8
9 Stetson 11-10 9
10 Georgia State 14-9 10
11 South Carolina 15-5 11
12 Grand Canyon 14-4 13
13 Florida International 17-8 15
14 Florida Atlantic 18-5 14
15 Arizona State 7-10 12

Others receiving votes: Tulane, California, TCU, Loyola Marymount, Saint Mary’s (Calif.), Cal Poly, New Mexico, College of Charleston, Stanford.

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About Carly DeMarque

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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