Long Beach State leads the list as they try to defend their title with plenty of competition just in their league coming.
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.
#11 UCSB earned a four-set win and a season split over fellow Big West competitor #10 CSUN Saturday night in Rob Gym.
Home court advantage brought No. 1 Long Beach State and No. 13 Ball State the final push they needed in five-set wins Friday night. No. 7 Hawaii cruised at home, snapping a four-match skid, while No. 11 Cal State Northridge held home court in a four-setter.
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…
Home court advantage and high powered offenses ruled the day on Saturday afternoon as No. 6 Loyola, No. 10 Lewis, Barton and Mount Olive all notched victories hitting .283 or better as a team.
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.
Junior outside Corey Chavers pounded down a career-high 24 kills and added six blocks and two aces to lift UC Santa Barbara past No. 12 Pepperdine on Saturday.
After a short break from the court, UCSB returns to the court to face Pepperdine.