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.
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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