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.
The top 11 teams remained the same in the AVCA Top 25 coaches poll this week, with the only adjustment being that Minnesota and Wisconsin swapped spots, moving to No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.
Kentucky’s Leah Edmond picked up SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week nods for Week 6, while teammate Madison Lilley was tabbed as Setter of the Week. South Carolina’s Mikayla Robinson picked up defensive honors, while Florida’s Thayer Hall and Mississippi State’s Paige Shaw were named as Co-Freshmen of the Week.
Minnesota had a big week to jump back into the top five in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.
Florida won its ninth straight match and fourth in SEC play with a sweep of Alabama on Sunday.
Kentucky and South Carolina remained on top of the SEC standings after sweeps Friday night, while Georgia and Tennessee each registered their second win of the league season.
Fresh off the its first 2-0 start to SEC play since 2008, the South Carolina volleyball team heads on the road for a pair of matches this weekend.
While 10th-ranked Florida earned a sweep at LSU, Mississippi State earned the first SEC victory of the July Darty era with a 5-set comeback win over Auburn.
BYU, Stanford and Nebraska held pat in the top three positions, while Texas edged up to No. 4 from No. 5. Wisconsin moved into the Top 5 to replace Penn State who dropped to No. 9 with two Big Ten opening losses. Colorado and Arizona jumped into the Top 25.