No. 7 USC takes its perfect 3-0 record on the road to face off with No. 3 Florida, UCF and Louisville at the Bubly Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
A trio of Top 10 showdowns highlight the action this week, including what should be a highly competitive match between No. 2/2 Texas and No. 6/8 Wisconsin.
The Pac-12 Conference tabbed USC rookie Brooke Botkin as its Offensive Player of the Week, while Oregon State’s Grace Massey was named tops on defense and USC’s Raquel Lazaro was dubbed best rookie.
USC looked like a well-oiled machine as they opened up play 3-0 against a trio of ranked opponents.
Texas makes the jump into the top three along with VERT Challenge foe Florida.
No. 20 Northern Iowa knocked off its second Top 20 foe of the weekend, taking out No. 8 Kentucky, but it was No. 10 USC that came through the Trojan Invitational with a perfect 3-0 record and the title.
A 2017 NCAA Championship rematch on day one of the 2018 season? That’s exactly what you get this year folks, along with some other great matchups. Here are the ones to watch opening weekend.
Stanford looks to claim the Pac-12 title once again in 2018.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.