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Volleyball Improves to 23rd in AVCA Poll

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton Volleyball program moved up a spot in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association's top-25 poll and are now 23rd in the poll released today.

It's the eighth straight week dating to last season the Bluejays have been in the poll.

Creighton (7-2) had been No. 24 a week ago and
is coming off a 3-1 week during which it defeated Kansas (3-1), Cal State Northridge (3-0) and Denver (3-2) and lost a close match to No. 11 UCLA (3-1).

Creighton has already defeated four NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago.

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 two weeks ago.

The Bluejays play their final non-conference matches of the season this weekend at the Shocker Volleyball Classic in Wichita, Kan. The Bluejays will meet No. 7 Hawai'i on Friday at 5 pm, South Dakota on Saturday at 5 pm and Wichita State on Sunday at 2 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

09/09/13  180    24
09/16/13  164    23

AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll

Week #3: September 16, 2013

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2013

Record

Previous Rank

1

Penn State (45)

1476

6-1

3

2

San Diego (13)

1379

7-1

9

3

Washington (2)

1327

6-0

6

4

Florida

1282

8-1

5

5

Southern California

1266

8-1

1

6

Texas

1179

5-2

2

7

Hawai’i

1155

8-1

10

8

Stanford

1108

5-2

8

9

Minnesota

1004

8-1

4

10

Michigan

947

7-1

7

11

UCLA

878

8-1

11

12

Nebraska

842

7-1

12

13

Ohio State

804

9-0

13

14

Michigan State

632

8-1

15

15

North Carolina

598

9-0

18

16

Illinois

588

4-4

14

17

Florida State

524

6-3

16

18

Arizona State

431

8-1

NR

19

Kentucky

420

6-3

19

20

Oregon

264

7-3

20

21

Purdue

253

6-2

22

22

Colorado State

235

8-0

NR

23

Creighton

164

7-2

24

24

Ohio

152

8-1

NR

25

Iowa State

147

5-4

17

 

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Texas A&M 96; California 92; Oklahoma 88; Western Kentucky 58; Kansas State 40; Pepperdine 17; Wisconsin 17; St. Mary’s (CA) 16; Cal State Northridge 4

Five schools were listed on only one ballot for a total of 17 combined points.

Dropped Out:  California 23; Western Kentucky 21; Wisconsin 25

Next poll: September 23, 2013


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