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. The No. 1 Cougars earned 52 or the 64 first place votes, while the No. 2 Cardinal tallied 12.
Minnesota rounds out the Top 3 for the fourth straight week.
Illinois and Wisconsin completed the top five, moving up from No. 6 and 7 respectively. The teams took the place of Penn State, which dropped from 4 to 7 with a five-set loss to Purdue, and Pittsburgh, which fell from 5 to 10 with a four-set loss to Duke on Sunday.
The Illini bested Maryland (3-0) and Nebraska (3-1), while Wisconsin defeated Michigan (3-2) and Michigan State (3-0).
With the win over the Nittany Lions and a 3-1 win over Rutgers, Purdue climbed four spots to No. 13. Missouri also moved up four spots on the week from No. 24 to 20 after beating then LSU (3-0) and Texas A&M (3-2).
Cal Poly dropped six spots to No. 17 after being swept by Hawaii on Friday.
New to the poll on Week 11 are Northern Iowa (18-7) and Tennessee (18-5), which are tied for the No. 25 spot.
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Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Washington 81; Baylor 58; Utah 29; Colorado 20; San Diego 8; Kansas 6; Denver 5; Rice 2
Eight teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 27 combined points.
Dropped Out: Washington 21