Overall, the Big 12 has challenged itself against the nation’s best in the non-conference slate, which makes its collective 70-32 (.686) pre-conference mark deceiving.
Iowa State is without a pair of middle blockers, including Avery Rhodes, due to injury.
Iowa extended its win streak to 6-straight matches, going 3-0 to claim the Cyclone Classic team title. The Hawkeyes enter the Big Ten slate with an 8-3 mark.
Candelaria Herrera is Iowa State’s 4th choice at middle blocker this season, but the sophomore transfer filled in well in Sunday’s loss.
The Cyclones rebounded from Friday’s four set loss to No. 14 Creighton with a four-set victory over the Shockers with help from a crushing block and nine or more kills by five players.
It was a battle every step of the way, but Iowa State prevailed over 14th-ranked Northern Iowa, 3-0, in a front of a sellout crowd in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Sophomore Maddie Goings led Oregon State to an upset victory over #22 Iowa State in 5 sets on Saturday with career-high kill and dig totals inside Hilton Coliseum.
Cal Poly kicks off the 2018 VolleyMob Preseason Top 25 as they look for an encore to their strong 2017 campaign.
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Marquette comes in at #25 with all of their starters back for 2018; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 (#21-25).