Illinois snapped an eight-match losing streak against the Badgers with the four-set win and evened the season series after falling 3-1 in Champaign on Oct. 3.
No. 14 Michigan and Michigan State each picked up five-set road wins, while No. 3 Minnesota and No. 5 Wisconsin successfully defended their home courts in sweeps.
Iowa upset #5 Wisconsin for the first time since 2009, while Michigan also escaped with a five-set home win, moving past Indiana. #4 Minnesota snapped #3 Nebraska’s 14-match win streak to claim the top spot in the Big Ten standings after Week 3.
Wisconsin rallied for a four-set win over Illinois, beating the Illini at their own game, winning the block 8-5 and denying Ali Bastianelli the career total blocks record for another match.
No. 7 Minnesota made just seven hitting errors in an efficient .386 hitting performance and sweep of border rival No. 3 Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Danielle Hart filled in for an injured Grace Loberg and scored 14 points for Wisconsin in a sweep of Rutgers.
The Big Ten could make a case for being the best league in the nation with a strong 83 percent winning percentage (127-26), seven teams among the VolleyMob Top 25 and three undefeated teams, but the conference is still largely untested.
Sydney Hilley dished out a balanced and efficient offense to lead #3 Wisconsin to a sweep of North Texas.
Baylor notches highest ranked win in program history with win over No. Wisconsin while Rice opens the Baylor Classic with a sweep of UTRGV.
Wisconsin’s Grace Loberg and Sydney Hilley were honored for their role in the Badgers’ upset of Texas, while Purdue’s Brooke Peters, Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter and Rutgers’ Inna Balyko also were honored among Big Ten players for their Week 2 efforts.