There was no movement among the Top 9 spots in the November 27 AVCA Poll, the last listing before the NCAA Tournament and the penultimate poll of the season.
Four Top 25 upsets, the biggest involving unranked West Virginia toppling No. 15 Kansas, highlighted the final week of the regular season.
Creighton re-enters the top 10 as the postseason is upon us with a new set of rankings; VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Week 15)
The 2017 NCAA field includes nine Pac-12 teams, eight from the Big Ten, eight returning champions and two newcomers.
(RV) Michigan earned its second-straight victory over #17 Purdue in less than a week, this time in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Kathryn Plummer (pictured) and Adora Anae lead #3 Stanford and #16 Utah in a Pac-12 showdown with two Player of the Year candidates; Nov. 22 Preview
Following a week of upsets, Michigan’s Carly Skjodt has been named the AVCA Player of the Week for her role in the team’s wins over top-25 teams.
Junior middle blocker McKyla Brooks nearly doubled her season output in kills and blocks per set in Stony Brook’s upset wins over top seeded Albany and No. 2 seed Binghamton en route to the America East Tournament Championship and NCAA berth.
No. 12 USC has two Top 25 matches on tap for Week 14, with second place in the Pac-12 on the line. Meanwhile, No. 1 Penn State faces No. 7 Minnesota and No. 18 Wisconsin with the Big Ten title up for grabs.
Vote-getter Oregon State completed its first season sweep of the Washington schools since 1985, while unranked Michigan downed two Top 25 foes in No. 10 Michigan State and No. 18 Purdue.