This Week in the Top 25: Six Head-to-Head Matchups, Three in Pac-12

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 31st, 2017 | ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Missouri Valley Conference, Mountain West, News, Pac 12, SEC, WCC

Week 11 brings 10 head to head matches between VolleyMob Top 25 teams or those receiving votes. There are 58 total matches on the slate involving ranked or vote-getting teams.

Check the VolleyMob TV listings to see if your desired match is being televised or streamed online.

Wednesday’s slate brings a pair of Top 10 matches. The top two teams in the SEC face off as No. 4 Florida (10-1) head to No. 6 Kentucky (10-0) with revenge on its mind after falling to the Wildcats in Gainesville two weeks ago. In the Big Ten, No. 1 Penn State (11-1) travels to East Lansing to take on No. 10 Michigan State (9-3, fourth).

A series of ACC battles are set for Thursday, including one between vote getters Miami (Fla.) and Pittsburgh. Pitt is in a three-way tie atop the conference at 10-2 alongside Louisville and N.C. State. The Wolfpack also has a tough match on its hands with a home match against fourth place Syracuse (9-3).

In the Big Ten, vote-getter Purdue heads to Lincoln, for a Friday rematch against No. 7 Nebraska. No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 3 Minnesota also are in action, facing Maryland and Ohio State respectively.

Pac-12 teams have been beating each other up as of late and that may continue this week as No. 8 Washington heads to No. 22 Colorado and vote getter Oregon State takes its show on the road to take on league leader No. 2 Stanford. No. 13 USC, No. 15 Oregon and No. 21 UCLA also are in action on Friday.

The Big East leaders, No. 14 Creighton (11-1) and vote getter Marquette (11-2), face off in Omaha on Saturday, with the Bluejays trying to stop a Golden Eagle season sweep, following a 3-0 loss in Milwaukee, Oct. 5.

The Big 12 brings a Top 20 matches between No. 19 Iowa State and No. 18 Baylor. The Cyclones will look to avenge a 3-0 home loss from Oct. 4.

In the Pac-12, No. 8 Washington heads to No. 16 Utah on Saturday to seek revenge on the Utes, which won in five sets in Seattle on Oct. 6. On Sunday, another marquee league matchup is on the slate with No. 15 Oregon looking to knock off unbeaten No. 2 Stanford in Palo Alto.


Oct. 30 7:30 p.m. North Dakota #19 Iowa State
8 p.m. Valparaiso Missouri State (RV)
Nov. 1 7 p.m. #4 Florida #6 Kentucky
7 p.m. #1 Penn State #10 Michigan State
6 p.m. Florida State Miami (Fla.) (RV)
7:30 p.m. TCU #18 Baylor
9 p.m. #5 Texas Kansas State
9 p.m. Northwestern Illinois (RV)
9 p.m. Washington State #23 Colorado
Nov. 2 9 p.m Pacific #9 BYU
9 p.m. Utah State #23 Colorado State
9 p.m. Washington State #16 Utah
10 p.m. Saint Mary’s #17 San Diego
Nov. 3 3 p.m. Louisville (RV) Wake Forest
7 p.m. Western Kentucky (RV) Rice
7 p.m. Syracuse N.C. State (RV)
7 p.m. Miami (Fla.) (RV) Pittsburgh (RV)
8 p.m. Maryland #3 Minnesota
8 p.m. Purdue (RV) #7 Nebraska
8 p.m. Evansville #25 Northern Iowa
8 p.m. UConn #24 Wichita State
8 p.m. #8 Washington #22 Colorado
8 p.m. Ohio State #12 Wisconsin
9 p.m. Arizona #21 UCLA
10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara #20 Cal Poly
10 p.m. #15 Oregon California
10 p.m. Oregon State (RV) #2 Stanford
10 p.m. Arizona State #13 USC
Nov. 4 3 p.m. #11 Kansas TCU
2 p.m. Marquette (RV) #14 Creighton
3 p.m. #19 Iowa State #18 Baylor
3 p.m. Saint Mary’s #9 BYU
3 p.m. Boise State #23 Colorado State
3 p.m. Pacific #17 San Diego
7 p.m. Rutgers #1 Penn State
8 p.m. #10 Michigan State Northwestern
8 p.m. Ohio State #3 Minnesota
8:30 p.m. Indiana #7 Nebraska
8 p.m. Indiana State #25 Northern Iowa
8 p.m. Maryland #12 Wisconsin
8 p.m. Texas Tech #5 Texas
8 p.m. Southern Illinois Missouri State (RV)
8:30 p.m. Michigan Illinois (RV)
9 p.m. #8 Washington #16 Utah
10 p.m. Arizona State #21 UCLA
Nov. 5 1 p.m. Temple #24 Wichita State
1 p.m. Louisville (RV) Duke
1 p.m. Florida State Pittsburgh (RV)
1 p.m. Temple #24 Wichita State
1:30 p.m. #4 Florida Tennessee
1:30 p.m. South Carolina #6 Kentucky
2 p.m. DePaul #14 Creighton
2 p.m. Arizona #13 USC
2 p.m. Western Kentucky (RV) Middle Tennessee
2 p.m. Boston College N.C. State (RV)
3 p.m. Purdue (RV) Iowa
4 p.m. #15 Oregon #2 Stanford
4 p.m. Oregon State (RV) California
4 p.m. Marquette (RV) Providence

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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