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Creighton Volleyball is in the top-25 for the seventh straight week.
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Volleyball Moves to 24th In AVCA Poll

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton Volleyball program moved to the No. 24 spot in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 poll. This is the third time in as many weeks this season that CU has been ranked, and seventh straight week overall dating to last season.

Three of Creighton's next seven opponents are receiving votes in this week's AVCA poll, including No. 11 UCLA (Sept. 14) and No. 10 Hawai'i (Sept. 20). Friday's foe, unbeaten Cal State Northridge, is also garnering the attentinon of the voting coaches in the "others receiving votes" category.

For the third time in as many weeks, the poll boasts a new national No. 1, as USC ascended to the top spot. Texas, Penn State, Minnesota and Florida round out the top-five.

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 before moving to a best-ever No. 19 last week.

Creighton is coming off a 2-1 showing at last week's Bluejay Invitational and is currently 4-1 on the season. The Bluejays swept Northern Colorado and South Florida before falling in the title match to newly-ranked California (No. 23).

The Bluejays are home on Tuesday for a  6 pm match vs. Kansas (4-2) before trekking to Denver, Colo., this weekend to face Cal State Northridge (6-0), Denver (5-1) and UCLA (5-1).

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

09/09/13  180    24

AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll

Week #2: September 9, 2013

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2013

Record

Previous Rank

1

Southern California (37)

1451

6-0

3

2

Texas (16)

1432

4-1

6

3

Penn State (6)

1386

3-1

1

4

Minnesota

1254

7-0

4

5

Florida

1182

5-1

8

6

Washington

1173

4-0

5

7

Michigan

1167

5-0

7

8

Stanford

1097

2-2

2

9

San Diego (1)

1042

4-1

14

10

Hawai’i

1023

5-1

9

11

UCLA

841

5-1

10

12

Nebraska

758

4-1

13

13

Ohio State

704

6-0

23

14

Illinois

659

3-2

18

15

Michigan State

582

5-1

20

16

Florida State

529

4-2

15

17

Iowa State

517

4-2

11

18

North Carolina

434

6-0

24

19

Kentucky

352

4-2

21

20

Oregon

284

3-3

12

21

Western Kentucky

261

4-3

16

22

Purdue

253

3-2

22

23

California

220

5-0

NR

24

Creighton

180

4-1

19

25

Wisconsin

142

6-0

NR

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Colorado State 125; Arizona State 98; Oklahoma 85; Ohio 58; Louisville 43; Kansas State 31; BYU 23; Texas A&M 22; Miami (Fla.) 21; St. Mary’s (Calif.) 17; Cal State Northridge 14

11 schools were listed on only one ballot for a total of 40 combined points.

Dropped Out:  Louisville 17; BYU 25

Next poll: September 16, 2013


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