Colorado outside hitter Alexa Smith is this week’s VolleyMob National Player of the Week after an outstanding all-around effort in wins over Xavier and No. 18 Colorado State.
The Utes closed out non-conference play going 9-2 overall. Utah’s only losses came to a pair of top-15 ranked squads, and both losses went five sets.
#1 Florida hosts #22 Florida State in a rematch of a Seminoles’ upset at the 2016 NCAA Tournament second round.
Arkansas’ Pilar Victoria continues to lead the nation in kills and points per set; Penn State is back on top in hitting percentage and Notre Dame’s Ryann DeJarld paces the country in digs per set.
No. 24 Michigan has the toughest slate on Week 1 of conference play, facing off with undefeated and Top 5 ranked foes in No. 3 Minnesota and No. 4 Wisconsin on the road.
The No. 21-ranked USC women’s volleyball team (8-3) opens league play on the road against crosstown rival No. 11 UCLA (7-2) on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
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The Cal volleyball team begins Pac-12 Conference play this week after completing its best nonconference season since 2011.
Colorado junior Alexa Smith took home the latest Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week as the Buffaloes earned 2/3 of the awards.
BYU was among the biggest movers in the Top 25 this week, cracking the top 10 at No. 9, jumping five spots from No. 14.
The week appeared to be fairly pedestrian, but due to injuries and upsets, it was anything but. Eleven upsets, including six by unranked teams, highlighted Week 4.
BYU enters into the Week 5 VolleyMob Top 25 after nine ranked teams lost this week as the top-six remains unchanged.
Stanford finishes non-conference play by sweeping the host Gaels.
Colorado rallied from a 2-0 deficit and bested No. 18 Colorado State in every statistical category en route to a five-set win Saturday night.
Washington State (RV) won an epic battle over #25 Missouri State in five sets.
The California volleyball program has experienced some upward swings so far this season under their new coach Matt McShane.
#11 Nebraska looks to keep (RV) Northern Iowa from their NCAA-leading fourth-ranked victory.
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