Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
The higher seeds, UC Irvine and CSU Northridge, won their respective quarterfinal matches in the inaugural Big West Tournament. Both move on to the semifinals Friday evening.
#9 Hawai’i won for the first time at #11 UCSB since 2010 with a quick sweep of the Gauchos Friday night.
Everything went according to rankings in the late Friday matches, but that is not to say there were not some…
No. 19 USC overcame a deficit in every statistical category to outlast No. 3 UCLA to lead the late Saturday slate. No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 2 BYU held rank against Top 15 foes, while No. 13 Ball State picked up a sweep.
In the first match of a Big West home-and-home series, #10 CSUN defeated #11 UCSB in four sets.
MATCH STATS #1 Long Beach State def. #10 UC Santa Barbara 3-1 (24-26, 25-15, 25-14, 25-20) Long Beach State moves…
No. 17 Fort Wayne pulled the lone upset late Saturday night, besting No. 12 Concordia Irvine, while UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge also notched sweeps with hot offensive efforts.
The top 10 teams held rank on Friday night with No. 1 Long Beach State, No. 2 Hawaii, No. 5 Loyola, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Ohio State and No. 10 UC Santa Barbara picking up wins.
This week, UCSB continues a road swing with a pair of matches at MIVA powers Loyola-Chicago and Lewis, both ranked in the top-15 nationwide.