Purdue made a big jump from outside the top 20 to #16 behind a five-set comeback against Penn State.
#9 Texas outlasted a tough Oklahoma team to remain atop the Big 12 standings. (RV) Baylor was impressive in a home sweep of (RV) Kansas and Texas Tech swept TCU to round out Big 12 play.
Outside hitter Grace Lazard tallied 17 kills to help Iowa State earn a four set victory over Kansas State.
9th-ranked Texas remains alone at the top of Big 12 standings with an 8-1 record following a sweep on the road of Iowa State Wednesday. RV Baylor and Oklahoma are tied for third in the conference with 5-4 marks, also registering victories midweek.
The latest VolleyMob Pod features a conversation with Jill Dorsey-Hall about KU and Big 12 volleyball along with plenty more.
The top four – BYU, Stanford, Minnesota and Penn State – remained the same in the AVCA Top 25 poll, but the Cardinal did pick up two additional first place votes on Week 9. New to the poll on Week 9 are Missouri, which jumped in at No. 24 with a five-set upset win over then No. 11 Florida on Sunday, and UCF, which garnered its first ever AVCA ranking at No. 25.
After helping shut down two ranked opponents, Kansas State student-athletes Sarah Dixon and Brooke Heyne earn honors, while Micaya White (Texas) and Keyton Kinley (Oklahoma) were also named award winners after week nine.
Is Penn State the second best team in the Big Ten? And what’s the importance of that?
Illinois made a jump back into the top five following a wild week of play.
Kansas setter Camryn Ennis injured her ankle during a loss to Iowa State on Saturday.