Student-athletes from all over the country declared their commitments to play collegiate volleyball by signing national letters of intent during the first day of the NCAA signing period on Wednesday.
The University of Iowa volleyball team hosts Northwestern on Wednesday and then travels to College Park, Maryland, for a game against the Terrapins on Sunday.
Illinois made a jump back into the top five following a wild week of play.
All six home sides held court on Friday in the Big Ten, including upset wins by Indiana and Northwestern, who moved past Ohio State and Michigan State respectively. Illinois and Wisconsin each went the distance for wins over Michigan and Nebraska.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.
Penn State ended a seven-match losing streak against Nebraska, winning in five sets at home, while Illinois picked up a key home win over Wisconsin in four. Purdue, Minnesota and Indiana also won on Saturday.
#11 Penn State overcame some adversity and the absence of a starting middle blocker to win at #25 Purdue.
Oregon hops back up into the top 15 after an impressive bounce-back week.
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.
Minnesota had a big week to jump back into the top five in the latest VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.