Oregon pulled off maybe the upset of the tournament in downing Minnesota to finish the year in the VolleyMob Top 10.
San Diego has become the Cinderella of the tournament and now jumps into the top 25.
Ronika Stone spiked home the final point in a five-set victory Friday over Baylor that advanced the Oregon volleyball team to the regional round of NCAA Tournament play for the first time since 2014.
The Ducks host Baylor with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line for a pair of teams who fell in the second round in 2017.
The first of the 16 seeds fell on opening day as FGCU upset No. 13 UCF at home. Three teams won in sweeps – Texas, Wisconsin and Florida – while three matches went the distance, with FGCU, Pepperdine and Baylor advancing.
No. 25 Baylor volleyball (20-8) found itself down 2-0 and 18-14 in the fourth set, but the Bears grinded out a five-set thriller over Hawai’i (18-9) in the NCAA First Round Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24, 16-14.
Florida battles rival Florida State to try and reach the second round on the opening match of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
All-Big 12 Volleyball awards for the 2018 season were announced by the Conference office as Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech picked up individual accolades.
Tennessee hops into the top 16 behind a big win over Florida to emphatically end their regular season.
With an injury at the top and a 14th ranked win for Stanford, the Cardinal make the jump back to where they began the year.