With three through five all losing, Illinois moves up to number six in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.
Stanford knocks off Minnesota in four sets; Penn State rebounds to sweep Oregon.
After a surprising loss to Villanova on Friday, #24 Utah recovered with wins over Temple and High Point to close out its stay at the Villanova Classic on Saturday.
13th-ranked Pittsburgh swept past 12th-ranked Washington to close Panther Invitational action Saturday and remain undefeated, 9-0, on the season. The Huskies recovered from the loss with a 4-set victory over Kennesaw State in the evening.
Top-ranked BYU remained undefeated on the season at 8-0, with a 3-0 Marquette Invitational mark this weekend. Meanwhile, 5th-ranked USC salvaged its weekend, outlasting Syracuse in a 5-set battle to go 1-2.
Villanova improves to 6-1 on the season after defeating Utah in five sets.
In an ongoing saga of perseverance, Savannah Rennie, made her first appearance of 2018 following an offseason battle with Non-Hodgkins Post-Transplant Lymphoma.
Torrey Van Winden set a new season-high in kills in the Mustangs’ four-set victory over UCLA.
The Pac-12 kept the Big Ten at bay as Oregon and Stanford earned wins over Minnesota and Penn State.
BYU took out #5 USC and Syracuse on the same day while #22 Marquette upended #5 USC at home in the night cap.