Stetson Cracks Top-10 After Wins Over Georgia State, South Carolina

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 27th, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Beach, Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, Division II, Independents, News, Pac-12, Rankings

The top-six beach teams remain the same after this week’s AVCA top-15 rankings were announced. #1 USC is riding an impressive 44 match win streak – having taken down two top-ten opponents at the Gamecock Grand Slam.

LSU continues to climb the rankings, improving to #7 in this weeks poll from the #8 position last week. The #7 position is the highest the team has been ranked in program history. Arizona fell to #8 after the Tigers were able to take them down in a 3-2 decision.

Making the greatest jump this week was Stetson, who cracks the top-10 at #9 after holding the #13 position last week. The Hatters took down then-tied for #9 teams Georgia State and South Carolina 3-2, but fell to top-five opponents #1 USC and #4 Florida State 1-4. With the losses (Georgia State and South Carolina), the teams fell back in the rankings to #10 and #11, respectively.

Also falling back in the rankings was Arizona State to #12 from #11 after dropping a 3-2 decision against Nebraska. Grand Canyon fell to #13, while Florida Atlantic stayed the same at #14.

Rejoining the top-15 is Florida International after a 4-0 weekend, sweeping all opponents, replacing California despite winning their only match of the week.

1 Southern California 16-0 1
2 Pepperdine 12-1 2
3 UCLA 11-2 3
4 Florida State 11-5 4
5 Hawai’i 15-2 5
6 Long Beach State 11-2 6
7 LSU 10-5 8
8 Arizona 7-6 7
9 Stetson 7-10 13
10 Georgia State 11-8 T-9
11 South Carolina 11-5 T-9
12 Arizona State 7-7 11
13 Grand Canyon 12-3 12
14 Florida Atlantic 16-2 T-14
15 Florida International 13-6 NR

Others receiving votes: California, TCU, Saint Mary’s, Stanford, Cal Poly, Loyola Marymount, College of Charleston, Tulane, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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