Pac-12 Champion Stanford was awarded the No. 1-overall seed with three other league squads receiving a top-16 seeding, giving them the right to host the first and second rounds. The league earned eight berths for the fifth time in six years.
Stanford junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer was voted the Pac-12 Volleyball Player of the Year for the second-straight year, while teammates Jenna Gray and Morgan Hentz were tabbed as Setter and Libero of the Year and USC’s Raquel Lazaro was selected as Freshman of the Year.
Utah’s Dani Drews, Washington State’s Alexis Dirige and Oregon’s Brooke Nuneviller were tabbed as the final Pac-12 Conference players of the week.
Tennessee hops into the top 16 behind a big win over Florida to emphatically end their regular season.
There aren’t plenty of key matchups remaining as teams vie for conference placings and NCAA Tournament seedings and berths.
With an injury at the top and a 14th ranked win for Stanford, the Cardinal make the jump back to where they began the year.
Washington jumps back into solid footing inside the top 20 with their fourth straight victory.
No. 2 Stanford, which has won 20-straight matches and claimed a nation-best 29-consecutive victories at home, could potentially clinch a share of the Pac-12 crown with two more wins this week.
Following a Halloween victory over Florida, Kentucky hops into the top 12 for the first time since the opening week of the season.