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.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
UTSA claimed a pair of victories over two league powers in FIU and Florida Atlantic this weekend, leading to three Conference USA weekly awards.
WKU senior Rachel Anderson became just the third player in Lady Topper Volleyball history to record 400 career blocks on Friday night as the Lady Toppers fell to UAB in four sets.
Oregon hops back up into the top 15 after an impressive bounce-back week.
A pair of Golden Eagle seniors claimed C-USA weekly honors as Kylie Grandy was elected as Offensive Player of the Week and Sarah Bell took home Defensive Player of the Week. Ivone Martinez of Florida Atlantic boasted her fourth Setter of the Week selection and Rice newcomer Anota Adekunle received her first Freshman of the Week honor.
Ali Bastianelli and Illinois are the Big Ten’s top-ranked team by RPI at #3, in spite of their loss to Nebraska last week.
Nebraska’s Melissa Foecke is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the senior CLASS award.
Rice took down a pair of teams atop the Conference USA standings over the weekend to amass three of the league’s weekly awards. FIU’s Abbie Hughes rounded out the honorees.
For the school-record 300th time under head coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff, UTSA volleyball posted a win, besting UTEP (25-14, 28-26, 19-25, 19-25, 15-12) in five sets, on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym.