Freshman outside hitter Jaylen Jasper was the key to No. 18 Stanford earning its first victory of 2018. The rookie downed 17 kills, nearly half of the Cardinal’s 40, while also accounting for three of the team’s five aces.
January 12 was full of top-20 matchups that saw the top teams in the country take easy wins.
St. John Arena is the place to be this weekend for volleyball enthusiasts and Buckeye fans alike as the top-ranked Ohio State men’s volleyball team welcomes in Stanford and No. 6 BYU for a pair of non-conference battles.
It appears Ohio State has plenty of other top teams awaiting in the MIVA after the first week; MIVA Update (Week 2).
A pair of freshmen have taken home the first Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association weekly awards of 2018.
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.