Freshman outside hitter McKenna Melville played a key roll in extending UCF’s win streak to 17 matches with strong efforts on offense, defense and in serve reception en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
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.
Washington State’s Penny Tusa, Stanford’s Tami Alade and Oregon’s Brooke Nuneviller garnered Pac-12 Week 10 nods.
Purdue made a big jump from outside the top 20 to #16 behind a five-set comeback against Penn State.
#2 Stanford swept #19 UCLA on the road to remain perfect in the Pac-12. #16 Oregon, #11 USC, and (RV) Colorado all picked up four set wins Sunday afternoon. In Tempe, Arizona, Oregon State earned its first Pac-12 win with a four set victory over Arizona State.
Arizona’s offense didn’t miss a beat on Friday against Oregon State with one of their best performances of the season.
Mims leads the team and ranks 5th in the conference with 3.97 kills/set this season.
Stanford increased its lead atop the Pac-12 standings with a road sweep of USC on Friday night behind an efficient .373 hitting effort.
2nd-ranked Stanford showed its clout, besting 11th-ranked USC in straight sets to stay perfect in league play at 11-0. Upsets were the storyline outside of that, as Utah topped 20th-ranked Washington and California stunned 19th-ranked UCLA.