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.
#2 Stanford was the only favored Pac-12 team to win on Sunday. #20 Washington State, #19 Oregon, (RV) Arizona State and Cal all pulled off upsets.
It was an exciting Sunday in the Pac-12, as Utah, Arizona and Arizona State played their way to upset victories. 9th-ranked USC and 22nd-ranked Washington State also collected wins to round out the conference weekend.
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.
When you think of the Pac-12 this season, one word comes to mind. Competitive.
Western Kentucky won its second straight tournament title, finishing 2-1 thanks to a five-set win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Meanwhile, #18 Washington State suffered its first loss of the season, falling to ETSU in five sets.
No. 18 Washington State moved to 9-0 and ended the nation’s longest home win streak in the process, topping Northern Illinois and host Western Kentucky at the WKU Tournament on Friday.
In its first ranked match of the season, No. 24 Washington State stunned No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-1, inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Cougars were dominant on the block, notching 17 to the Panther’s 5.5.
Taylor Mims collected tournament MVP as she surpassed 900 career kills in Washington State downing VCU and NC State.