Pepperdine’s Blossom Sato dished out 12.33 assists and added 1.67 digs per set en route WCC Player of the Week nods.
#1 BYU, San Diego, and Portland all picked up road wins Thursday night while Saint Mary’s swept Gonzaga at home.
Roni Jones-Perry and the BYU women’s volleyball team are one of two undefeateds remaining in NCAA Division I women’s volleyball.
Oregon was the biggest mover of the week, climbing six spots to No. 14 after knocking off #17 UCLA and #12 USC. Arizona State claimed the No. 25 spot, its first ranking since being tabbed as No. 24 in the Nov. 16, 2015 poll.
Oregon hops back up into the top 15 after an impressive bounce-back week.
The West Coast Conference has named its Volleyball Player of the Week for October 8, 2018, with BYU’s Roni Jones-Perry picking up her second straight honor as the Cougars stayed perfect at 16-0 and 8-0 in league action.
#1 BYU stumbled in the second set, but rebounded to knock off San Diego in four sets Friday night.
Gonzaga highlighted WCC play with a five-set win over Santa Clara. Elsewhere, Pepperdine won in four while Portland and Loyola Marymount earned sweeps.
The Pepperdine women’s volleyball team returns to Malibu this week, to host a pair of West Coast Conference matches against Pacific and Saint Mary’s in Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday and Saturday respectively.
Weber State’s Hannah Hill and Florida Gulf Coast’s Sheronda Pickering have hit at a .451 clip, the best mark nationally thus far in 2018. Check out the rest of the national individual and team leaders through Week 6.
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.
Minnesota had a big week to jump back into the top five in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.
Senior outside hitter Roni Jones-Perry propelled No. 1 BYU women’s volleyball to three sweeps last week to remain undefeated en route to WCC Player of the Week honors.
The Pitt Panthers earned their first pre-season ranking in program history in 2018, and they’ve validated it with a 15-0 start to the season.
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