Top-Eight Beach Teams Remain The Same After Week Three Coaches Poll

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 21st, 2017 | ASUN Conference, Beach, Big West, CCSA, College - Beach, Division II, Division III, Independents, News, Pac-12, Rankings, West Coast Conference

This week’s top-8 teams remain exactly where they were last week in the AVCA Coaches Poll rankings.

#1 USC remains unbeaten on the season, having won the Outrigger Invitational to improve their overall winning streak to 41 matches. The teams top pair Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes have now extended their pairs winning streak to an impressive 84 matches.

Joining the top-15 this week is Florida Atlantic after going 4-0 over the weekend at the Stetson Hatter Invite, taking down #9 Georgia State (then #8), in a tough 3-2 decision. With the loss, Georgia State fell just one position to be tied for ninth.

South Carolina is continuing their great season, having a record of 11-1 and moving up one spot in this weeks poll to tied for #9 with Georgia State.

Stetson continues to have the most brutal schedule of the season, but was able to go 3-1 in this past week, but was not enough to keep them at their previous #12 position, as they fell one spot to #13. Grand Canyon swept in to take the #12 ranking after going 3-1 this weekend as well, only having lost to #3 UCLA.

1 Southern California 11-0 1
2 Pepperdine 8-1 2
3 UCLA 11-2 3
4 Florida State 8-4 4
5 Hawai’i 11-2 5
6 Long Beach State 9-2 6
7 Arizona 6-5 7
8 LSU 6-5 T-8
T-9 Georgia State 6-4 T-8
T-9 South Carolina 11-1 T-10
11 Arizona State 6-4 T-10
12 Grand Canyon 10-3 13
13 Stetson 5-8 12
T-14 Florida Atlantic 12-2 NR
T-14 California 7-0 14

Others receiving votes: TCU, Florida International, Cal Poly, Loyola Marymount, Tulane, Cal State-Sacramento, Saint Mary’s, Utah

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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