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.
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 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.
Michigan head coach Mark Rosen joined elite company as one of just 18 active Division I coaches with 600 wins to his/her credit on Friday morning.
Michigan swept Valparaiso on Tuesday night behind a career-high .571 clip from senior, Carly Skjodt.
Carly Skjodt totaled 23 kills in two matches as #19 Michigan went 2-0 to win the War Eagle Invitational.
Michigan earned its second-straight top 25 win by defeating #18 Purdue on senior night.