No. 7 Pepperdine and No. 13 Ball State swept their foes on the road, while No. 6 BYU scored an upset of No. 3 BYU to win their ninth straight late Saturday night.
#6 BYU swept #3 UCLA at home to extend their lead to 2.5 games in the MPSF.
#2 Hawaii put together a dominant performance to sweep #12 Concordia Irvine.
The top 10 teams held rank on Friday night with No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 2 Hawaii, No. 5 Loyola, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 UC Santa Barbara picking up wins.
Brenden Sander was part of a three-headed monster for #6 BYU that helped them overcome a 2-0 deficit to down #7 Pepperdine.
Both #6 BYU and #3 UCLA earned hard-fought MPSF victories Thursday night.
Lincoln Memorial’s Pedro Carvalho took over the national leader in individual blocks per set, while Concordia-Irvine grabbed the top spot in team stuffs per set on Week 8.
Stanford (3-13, 1-4 MPSF) begins a seven-match homestand this week, hosting No. 3 UCLA (14-4, 3-1 MPSF) on Thursday and No. 8 Pepperdine (9-3, 3-1 MPSF) on Saturday. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m.in Maples Pavilion.
Pepperdine’s David Wieczorek has been named the AVCA DI-II Men’s Player of the Week after helping the Waves to a 2-0 week.
#6 BYU has a slight lead but will be tested by the teams on their heels this week; MPSF Update (Feb. 27).