A 3-1 win over Oregon on Thursday clinched Stanford at least a share of the Cardinal’s 18th Pac-12 title
#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.
21st-ranked UCLA overcame 17th-ranked Washington on the road for the first time since 2003, ending a 9-match losing streak against the Huskies overall. 16th-ranked Oregon, RV Arizona, 2nd-ranked Stanford, Utah and 20th-ranked Washington State also earned Friday night Pac-12 wins.
It was a battle from start to finish when Utah and Oregon State faced Thursday night in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utes outperformed the Beavers in attack percentage (.268 to .203) and on the block (15 to 9) to key the win.
USC hit at a .317 clip and served up five aces in a home sweep of Oregon State on Thursday to move to 5-0 at the Galen Center and 4-1 in Pac-12 play.
Victories by Arizona and Arizona State highlighted Pac-12 action Friday night, as the Wildcats outlasted 14th-ranked Oregon in 5 and the Sun Devils swept RV Oregon State for its 2nd conference win since 2016.
Four of 5 Sunday Pac-12 Conference matchups took 5 sets to solve, as 2nd-ranked Stanford, 10th-ranked USC, 14th-ranked Washington, 16th-ranked Oregon and Arizona registered victories.
#14 Washington survived a five set thriller against Washington State while #16 Oregon and Arizona defeated their in-state rivals for first conference win.
When you think of the Pac-12 this season, one word comes to mind. Competitive.
Oregon State, which received votes in VolleyMob’s latest power rankings release, and 10th-ranked USC both turned in undefeated weekend resumes at the SDSU/USD Tournament held in San Diego, Calif., this past weekend.