January 12 was full of top-20 matchups that saw the top teams in the country take easy wins.
No. 9 Penn State men’s volleyball is set to kick off the 2018 campaign this weekend at Rec Hall.
Saint Francis impressed in the opening week and might be Penn State’s biggest contending partner; EIVA Update (Week 2)
Junior Cole Thompson has been selected as the EIVA Offensive Player of the Week as he averaged 3.47 kills/set and hit .248 in a 2-2 week for Saint Francis (Pa.) which included a 3-1 victory over #8 Stanford.
The largest mover of the week was Loyola-Chicago, which jumped six spots from 13 to 7 with a 1-1 mark against BYU (W 3-2) and UC Irvine (L 3-1). That was followed by the Lewis Flyers’ plummet from No. 6 to No. 11 with losses to UC Irvine and BYU.
2018 Men’s Volleyball Standings Update (Post-Week 1)
In the first poll following match action, Long Beach State rises to the top spot amid shuffling throughout; VolleyMob Men’s Top 20 Power Rankings (Week 2)
No. 8 UC Irvine had a successful trip east to Provo, Utah, bringing home a pair of wins over No. 5 Lewis and No. 12 Loyola with help from a standout effort by Karl Apfelbach.
UCSB Asics Invitational January 4-6, 2017 Santa Barbara, California The Asics Invitational was packed with action including 11 matches on…
Cal State Northridge outdid Princeton 9-3 in aces, 41-28 in kills, .286 to .122 in hitting percentage and 9.5 to 8 in blocks in a Saturday sweep to move to 3-0.