After beating Maryland and Nebraska last weekend, Illinois jumped BYU for the #2 spot in the latest NCAA volleyball RPI rankings.
The top three continue to stand strong in the AVCA Top 25 poll, but Stanford is gaining ground on BYU in number of first place votes. Purdue and Missouri each moved up four spots, while Northern Iowa and Tennessee joined the rankings.
Purdue made a big jump from outside the top 20 to #16 behind a five-set comeback against Penn State.
Colorado State’s Kirstie Hillyer and New Mexico’s Mariessa Carrasco earned the Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Four of the five home teams came up with wins on Saturday with San Jose State sweeping Boise State being the lone exception. Colorado State’s win over Fresno State kept the Rams a half game up on the Bulldogs atop the league standings.
The top 2 teams in the Mountain West are streaking down the stretch and into a weekend meeting with conference title implications. Fresno State has won 4-straight matches, Colorado State has been victorious in 6 consecutive matchups.
Hannah Hill of Weber State is the most efficient hitter nationally for the second straight week, boasting a .458 effort….
A pair of all-around efforts helped senior setter Lyndie Haddock-Eppich lead BYU to a pair of victories of Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Class of 2019 recruit Allison Casillas has committed to San Diego State.