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The nation's No. 19 team is at home for three matches this weekend.
Courtesy: Steven Branscombe

Volleyball Climbs To Best-Ever 19th in National Poll

OMAHA, Neb. -- A 2-0 weekend, including a win over the nation's No. 13-ranked team, has helped the Creighton Volleyball program ascend to the No. 19 spot in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 poll.

It's the first time the program has cracked the top 20 of the national poll, and the 423 points it received are also a record.


Last season Creighton moved into the national rankings for the first time in program history on November 5, moving into the No. 25 spot in the poll. The Bluejays were also ranked 23rd (Nov. 12), 21st (Nov. 19) and No. 24 in the year-end poll. This year's Bluejay team was ranked No. 25 in the preseason poll and opened the season with wins vs. No. 13 BYU (3-1) and host Bowling Green (3-0) last weekend.

The Bluejays return home this week to play three matches in the Bluejay Invitational. Creighton hosts Northern Colorado on Friday at 6 pm before playing Saturday matches vs. USF at Noon and vs. California at 7:30 pm.

Creighton in the AVCA Poll, All-Time
Date    Votes Received    Rank
12/21/10    3    36th
08/27/12    2    T-38th
09/10/12    7    T-36th
09/17/12    34    32nd
09/24/12    14    33rd
10/08/12    2    T-37th
10/15/12    22    32nd
10/22/12    35    28th
10/29/12    31    27th
11/05/12    80    25th
11/12/12    156    23rd
11/19/12    242    21st
2012 Final    172    24th
08/12/13    133    25th
09/02/13  423   19th


Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2013 Record 

 Previous
    Rank
   

1

         Penn State (50)         

     1479        

      2-0         

       2         

2

      Stanford (8)         

     1434         

       1-0          

   3     

 3 

      Southern California (2)          

     1395         

      3-0         

   4     

4

   Minnesota        

      1235         

      4-0         

   6     

5

   Washington     

     1223       

      3-0         

      5         

     Texas        

      1176        

      2-1         

      1         

 7 

   Michigan     

      1135        

       3-0         

      7         

8

      Florida         

      1058        

      3-0         

      9        

9

      Hawai'i         

      1045         

       2-1         

       11         

10

      UCLA        

      965         

      3-0         

       12         

11

      Iowa State        

      850         

     3-0        

        15         

12

      Oregon         

      705         

      2-1         

       8         

13

      Nebraska         

      690         

      2-1         

       10        

14

      San Diego         

      611         

       2-1         

      NR        

15

      Florida State         

      565         

      2-1         

        18         

16

      Western Kentucky         

      538         

      2-1         

       21        

 17 

      Louisville         

      441         

      1-1         

        19         

18

       Illinois         

      436         

      2-1         

       NR        

19

      Creighton         

      423         

      2-0         

       25        

 20 

      Michigan State         

      348         

      3-1         

       14        

 21 

      Kentucky         

      261         

      1-2         

       17        

22

      Purdue         

      252         

      1-2         

        16        

23

Ohio State 

      228         

       3-0         

        23        

 24 

         North Carolina         

      184         

        4-0         

        NR        

 25 

      BYU        

      132         

        1-2         

        13        


Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Oklahoma 95; Ohio 82; Long Beach State 79; Auburn 58; Arizona State 57; Colorado State 50; Wisconsin 47; Miami (FL) 34; California 31; Dayton 31; Kansas 27; Kansas State 25; Wichita State 20; Texas A&M 17; Pepperdine 11; Cal State Northridge 6


Seven teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 20 combined points.


Dropped Out:  Dayton 22; Kansas 20; Wichita State 24
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