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Volleyball Drops Out of Poll; Receives Enough Votes For 29th Place
Release: 09/01/2014
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton Volleyball team dropped out of the AVCA Top-25 released on Monday, but did receive enough votes to come in 29th in the first regular-season ranking of the fall.

The Bluejays went 2-1 during their season-opening weekend at the Kansas Invitational, defeating Lipscomb and Utah Valley before a loss at then-No. 22 Kansas. Kansas and Creighton, as well as No. 15 Missouri and No. 24 American, dropped out of this week's poll and were replaced by Oregon, Arizona, Louisville and Oklahoma.

Creighton was ranked No. 23 in the preseason poll released Aug. 11, the 11th different time in program history that the Bluejays have been ranked.

Creighton returns to action this weekend with three matches at the Commonwealth Classic in Lexington, Ky. CU opens play 4 pm on Friday vs. Northern Iowa, then meets No. 6 USC on Saturday at 10 am before closing out play at 6:30 pm vs. No. 16 Kentucky. It's part of CU's challenging non-conference schedule that sees four of its next eight opponents in the top-16 of this week's poll.

Saturday's competition will be the 56th and 57th ranked foes that Creighton faces in program history, but first time it will face a pair multiple ranked teams on the same day.

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points

2014

Previous Week

Record

1 Penn State (35) 1443 3-0 1
2 Stanford (15) 1424 2-0 3
3 Texas (5) 1379 3-0 2
4 Wisconsin (5) 1288 2-0 6
5 Washington 1266 3-0 4
6 Southern California 1196 3-0 5
7 Purdue 1097 3-0 8
8 Florida State 1032 2-0 13
9 Illinois 1009 3-0 11
10 BYU 988 3-0 9
11 Florida 961 3-0 10
12 Nebraska 748 0-2 7
13 Colorado State 674 3-0 18
14 Michigan State 661 4-0 16
15 San Diego 611 2-1 14
16 Kentucky 581 3-0 19
17 Arizona State 517 3-0 25
18 Minnesota 433 1-1 12
19 Duke 389 3-0 21
T-20 Hawai'i 341 2-1 17
T-20 North Carolina 341 2-1 20
22 Oregon 217 3-0 NR
23 Arizona 137 3-0 NR
T-24 Louisville 128 1-1 NR
T-24 Oklahoma 128 2-1 NR
       
 
 Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  American 111; Missouri 80; Kansas 79; Creighton 75; California 50; Marquette 47; CSUN 17; Iowa State 16; Northwestern 12; Arkansas 11; Lipscomb 6; Michigan 5; New Mexico 5; UT San Antonio 2.        
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 


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