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.
It was famine or feast in the Big Ten on Friday night, with Michigan State and Ohio State surviving against Indiana and Rutgers, while #12 Penn State and #17 Michigan won via sweep.
#24 Iowa survives Northwestern in five sets while #12 Penn State picks up a huge win at #16 Michigan Sunday afternoon.
Penn State leveled its Big Ten record after an 0-2 league start by ruining Michigan’s perfect 9-0 home record with a sweep Sunday afternoon.
All four ranked teams came out on top via sweep as No. 4 Illinois remained undefeated at 14-0, No. 5 Nebraska won its 12th straight, No. 12 Penn State recorded its first Big Ten win of the year and Michigan stayed perfect at home (9-0).
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.
The Wolverines set-win streak ended at 32 after 10 straight sweeps and the first two sets of Sunday’s road match with the Fighting Irish, but the team bounced back to keep its match-win streak alive at 11-0
Michigan matched its best start since 2015 (10-0) with its 10th straight sweep to open the season.
The University of Michigan volleyball team (9-0) will wrap up non-conference play this weekend with a home-and-home series against Notre Dame.
The No. 19 Michigan Wolverines moved to 9-0 on the season upping their winning streak to 27 straight sets, this time topping vote getter Colorado State (6-3) on Saturday to claim the Michigan Challenge title.