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. A final poll will be released after the NCAA Tournament on December 18.
Penn State earned all 64 first place votes in holding down the No. 1 spot for the seventh straight week. Texas, Florida, Stanford and Nebraska rounded out the Top 5.
The biggest mover was Kansas, which dropped from 14 to 19 due to a five-set loss to unranked West Virginia in the regular season finale.
Four teams climbed two spots: No. 10 Washington (from 12), No. 13 Utah (from 15), No. 15 Creighton (from 17) and No. 17 UCLA (from 19).
UCLA toppled then No. 13 USC in the teams’ Pac-12 finale on Saturday.
Purdue remained at No. 16 despite falling to unranked Michigan, due in part to a rebound victory over then No. 10 Michigan State. The Spartans fell two spots to No. 12 with the loss.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2017 Record||Previous Week|
|1||Penn State (64)||1600||29-1||1|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Michigan 58; Colorado 56; Western Kentucky 23; Illinois 21; VCU 21; Louisville 12; Oregon State 11; Pittsburgh 5