After a topsy-turvey week in NCAA Division I ladies’s volleyball, it’s no shock that there was a shakeup in spots 5-16 within the VolleyballMag.com Tremendous 16 Media Ballot.
Wisconsin-Nebraska-Stanford-Washington State remained Nos. 1-4. Louisville jumped three spots to No. 5 and Arkansas jumped seven spots right into a tie at No. 7.
Oregon fell 4 spots to No. 9 and Arizona State, after every week during which it was upset by Oregon State however then swept at Oregon, moved up two spots to No. 14.
Voter feedback comply with.
Rank, Crew, Factors (Final week)
1. Wisconsin, 174 (1)
2. Nebraska, 167 (2)
3. Stanford, 154 (3)
4. Washington State, 142 (4)
5. Louisville, 131 (8)
6. Texas, 123 (6)
T-7. Arkansas, 91 (13)
T-7. Pittsburgh, 91 (7)
9. Oregon, 88 (5)
10. BYU, 87 (10)
11. Penn State, 68 (13)
12. Tennessee, 66 (9)
13. Georgia Tech, 34 (12)
14. Arizona State, 25 (16)
T- 15. Dayton, 15 (NR)
T–15. Florida, 15 (11)
First-place votes: Wisconsin (9), Nebraska (2)
Additionally receiving votes: Kansas, Auburn, Florida State, Kentucky, Creighton, Purdue
Dropped out: Kansas
We had one voter unable to take part this week.
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Emily Ehman @emilyehman) — Massive Ten Community, ESPN analyst; former Northwestern DS
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Michella Chester (@michellachester) — THE volleyball voice of NCAA.com
Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman/@SixRotations) — host of Six Rotations for the AVCA, Cal Poly play-by-play
Lincoln Arneal (@Lincoln_VB) — Nebraska beat author for Huskers Illustrated
Sam Gore (@sambgore) — veteran broadcaster/studio host who does ESPN volleyball play-by-play, host of the Fifth Set throughout the NCAA Match
Mick Haley (@Michaelhaley6) — ESPN analyst, former national-championship coach at Texas and USC and 2000 Olympic coach
Dennis Punzel (@DennisPunzel) — Wisconsin beat author for the Wisconsin State Journal, creator of Level! Wisconsin
Fran Flory (@LSUCoachFran) — ESPN+ analyst, nationwide champion at Texas, winningest coach in LSU historical past, AVCA Corridor of Famer
Anne Marie Anderson (@AnneMAnderson, @annemarieandersontv) — Emmy Award winner, volleyball play-by-play veteran who works NCAA matches for the Pac-12 Community, Massive Ten Community and ESPN; performed at Hofstra, the place she nonetheless ranks within the high 10 in blocks
Shelby Coppedge (@shelbycoppedge) — ESPN analyst, former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi DS
Lee Feinswog (@VBMagazine) — editor of VolleyballMag.com
Gillman In every week the place unranked upsets had been handed out like sweet on Halloween, I see a transparent minimize high 8 then about 10-15 groups who might all host however aren’t fairly deserving simply but. Fortunately there’s nonetheless a month plus left within the season … Oh, and we lastly get Wisconsin-Nebraska this weekend!
Haley: The various upsets this week present the struggles of being a pupil athlete. It is going to be thrilling to see how the remaining schedules play out. Nonetheless fairly clear that any of the highest six groups might win the Natty, however sturdy finishes by any staff within the high 16 might pull off some wonderful upsets. That’s why we play the video games!
Punzel: Finally — like in December — it will all shake out, however for now it’s attempting to kind via numerous conflicting outcomes. I stayed with the identical high three — Wisconsin, Nebraska and Stanford — and the highest two can briefly settle that on Saturday. Bumped Louisville up primarily based on win over Pitt. Dropped Oregon a pair spots to eight. My newcomer this week is Dayton at 14. Fairly weak schedule but it surely retains profitable and there’s one thing to be mentioned for that.
Arneal: The highest 4 stay the identical and have began to separate with consistency. Louisville scores probably the most spectacular win of the week with a sweep of Pitt. Texas has resumed its place at high of the Massive 12 after a shaky begin of the season. BYU and Arkansas maintain profitable and transfer up. After that it’s a large number. Tennessee misplaced at dwelling Kentucky to slide a number of spots. Georgia Tech was dealt with by Miami and Auburn misplaced to the Girl Vols. Penn State and Auburn transfer up regardless of losses. Creighton will get again within the rankings simply as Norah Sis returns. Arizona State was the exhausting staff to position. The Solar Devils swept Oregon, however fell in 5 to Oregon State. Ultimately, they acquired the ultimate spot over Dayton.
Gore: I’ve tried to remain disciplined this week and concentrate on the current. I’ve reminded myself that if the season had been to finish NOW, this may be my high 16. That’s difficult as a result of we’re entering into that point of yr the place many of those high groups are going face to face. For instance, earlier than the following ballot, we can have our first consequence between Wisconsin vs Nebraska. Washington State can have performed at USC and at UCLA, and there are a lot of extra powerful matchups. Then, on this Sunday we had Miami sweep GA Tech, Arizona State swept Oregon, and Kentucky swept Tennessee! Prepare for an AWESOME 2nd half of the common season! For the second, the highest for keep the identical for me: Wisconsin, Nebraska, Stanford, Washington State. 5-16 shuffled fairly a bit …DUH!!
Sturdy: Apart from the Massive Two unbeatens, 3-6 looks like they’re separating from the pack: Stanford, Louisville, Wazzu and Texas. Cardinals narrowly take No. 4 from the Cougars primarily based on an identical sufficient resume that head-to-head elements in. Arkansas dropping a set at dwelling to Alabama was bizarre, however a minimum of they received, which might’t be mentioned of numerous the groups within the low double-digits. Georgia Tech has been shaky for some time towards lesser opponents (five-set wins vs Wake, UVA, and FSU) and eventually acquired burned with the Miami sweep. Kansas sneaks again in at 16 to take the Gators’ spot. Confounded by how Florida regarded higher within the week or two instantly after the Stucky harm than they do now that they’ve had extra time to regulate, when it must be the opposite method round. Additionally thought of: Creighton, Florida, Texas A&M, UCF
Flory: We proceed to see stability within the high 4. Nebraska’s win over Penn State strikes them to the highest as Wisconsin was not challenged. After the highest 4, it’s an absolute “free for all.” There appear to extra vital losses than substantial wins occurring in every single place. The chase for convention championships is heating up with some very vital match-ups slated within the subsequent few weeks. Search for one other mix-up after the highest 4 once more subsequent week.
Coppedge: Arkansas is the one staff undefeated within the SEC and the very best begin to the season the Razorbacks have had in 20 years. The 2 beginning outsides are 5-7 and 5-10. That is arguably the least bodily staff within the convention. Nevertheless, they know their pictures and may learn across the block. Their protection is lights out. While you suppose the ball is down on their facet, suppose once more. They’ve the identical sort of hearth Auburn did final yr, when Auburn was taking part in with nearly all freshman and no seniors. Hold your eye out for Arkansas!
Chester: Right here’s my ballot.
4. Washington state
5. Louisville (WINS: Washington State, PSU, Kentucky, swept Pitt. Loss to Stanford and NC State (unranked) (2 high 10 wins)
6. Texas (WINS: BYUx2, Minnesota, OSU, Kansas x2. Losses to Stanford, Washington State, Lengthy Seashore (unranked) (two high 10 wins however unranked loss)
7. Oregon (WINS: Pitt, OSU. Loss to Washington State, Minnesota, Arizona State (1 high 10 win)
8. BYU (WINS: Pitt, Houston, Baylor, Loss to Texas x2, Washington State)
9. Pitt (WINS: Wins over Georgia Tech, Kentuckyx2, Marquette, loss to Oregon and BYU (no high 10 wins)
10. Arkansas (WINS: WKU, Auburn. Loss to Wisconsin x2)
11. Tennessee (WINS: Kentucky, Loss to Wisconsin in 5, Kentucky (no high 10 wins)
12. Penn State (WINS: WKU, OSU, Minnesota, Loss to Florida, GT, Louisville, Nebraska)
13. Arizona State (WINS: Oregon, Loss to Stanford, Oregon State
14. GT (WINS: OSUx2, PSU, Loss to Georgia, Pitt, Miami)
15. Florida (WINS: Stanford, PSU, Minnesota. Loss to Wisconsin, Texas A&M (unranked), Auburn, Mississippi State(1 high 10 win) Trending down
16. Kansas (WINS: Marq, Houston x2, Loss to Texas x2, Texas Tech, Purdue