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.
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
Creighton Volleyball Wins BIG EAST Tournament
Creighton Volleyball vs. Xavier Postgame Press Conference from the 2014 BIG EAST...