The Cardinal made short work of their opponents this week, sweeping both Oregon (last week’s No. 11, this week’s No. 13) and Oregon State. No. 1 Stanford remains undefeated overall at 13-0 and 3-0 in Pac-10 conference play.
No. 2 Florida remains undefeated in the Southeastern conference and 12-1 on the season after their sweep of Arkansas over the weekend. No. 3 Nebraska took down Texas in four games with the help of their two 6’5″ right side hitters; No. 4 Penn State held strong by taking down No. 19 Michigan to keep their spot in the top 5.
Hawaii continued their steady climb, this week from No. 6 to No. 5, thanks to their easy win over Louisiana Tech. Illinois also rose one spot from No. 7 to No. 6, but they had to work quite a bit harder to earn their 5-game win over No. 25 Northwestern.
A win over Oregon State pushed the California Golden Bears from No. 8 to No. 7, and Washington, last week’s No. 10, grabbed the No. 9 spot after a 3-game sweep of No. 12 UCLA. They took that spot from Iowa State, who fell from No. 9 to No. 10 after a 5-game loss to No. 13 Texas.
USC was the big drop in the top 10, falling from No. 5 to No. 8 on the back of their loss to Washington over the weekend.
Texas and Oregon swapped the No. 11 and No. 13 spots. Texas managed to pull off a win against No. 9 Iowa State after they fell to the No. 3 Huskers, while Oregon lost to both No. 8 California and No. 1 Stanford.
The other big shift came from Florida State, who fell six spots to No. 20 after losing to un-ranked North Carolina, despite their rebound and win over North Carolina State.
While the rankings are starting to look similar from week to week it’s still very early in the season and there is a lot of volleyball still to be played. Keep your eye on Volleyball-Life.com for weekly coverage.