Illinois remains steady at third in the latest RPI where the top three is the same and the rest is mostly shuffled.
Penn State jumped back into the AVCA Top 5, climbing five spots to No. 4 after topping No. 17 Purdue and No. 5 Nebraska. An upset in the Big 12, dropped Texas from No. 4 to No. 8 and earned the victor, Kansas, a spot in the poll at No. 22.
Kansas scored a huge victory to potentially change the trajectory of the Big 12 this season.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
For a second time this season, Shelly Fanning (Baylor) and Rachel Langs (Kansas) received weekly honors. Keyton Kinley (Oklahoma) was selected to her first weekly award.
#24 Baylor and #6 Texas needed five sets Saturday to collect wins. Kansas and Iowa State both collected sweeps.
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Jada Burse led the way for the KU attack as they withstood a Texas comeback to score the upset and claim first in the Big 12.
Wednesday’s match between Baylor and TCU was missing three of the teams’ biggest offensive weapons in Yossiana Pressley, Aniah Philo and elan McCall.
South Dakota’s Hayley Dotseth joined the elite ranks of the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club. Dotseth was one of 12 players to notch her 1,000th kill, while five players joined the 1,000-dig club on Week 7.
Baylor star outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was not in action during Baylor’s recent loss to Kansas.
Jada Burse has been on a hot streak as has the Kansas block in leading a seven-match win streak.
Oregon was the biggest mover of the week, climbing six spots to No. 14 after knocking off #17 UCLA and #12 USC. Arizona State claimed the No. 25 spot, its first ranking since being tabbed as No. 24 in the Nov. 16, 2015 poll.
Minnesota is now the team to beat in the Big Ten after a win at Nebraska this past week.
Oregon hops back up into the top 15 after an impressive bounce-back week.
Week seven of the regular season came to a close as Zoe Hill (Kansas) and Katie Clark (TCU) were selected as recipients of the Big 12 weekly awards.
Saturday belonged to the home teams in the Big 12 as TCU handed Texas Tech its first loss, Kansas upset No. 22 Baylor and No. 6 Texas swept Iowa State to stay atop the conference standings.
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