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Volleyball Remains No. 23 in AVCA Rankings

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Creighton Volleyball program held steady at No. 23 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association's top-25 poll released today. It's the ninth straight week dating to last season the Bluejays have been in the poll.

Creighton (9-3) had been No. 23 a week ago and is coming off a 2-1 week during which it defeated South Dakota (3-0) and Wichita State (3-2) and lost a close contest to No. 6 Hawai'i (3-2).

Creighton has already defeated five NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, and all 12 non-conference opponents it scheduled are in the top-125 of the current Pablo rankings the sport uses. In addition, six of Creighton's 12 non-conference opponents have spent time in the top-25 this season, while Cal State Northridge has earned votes. CU's 12 non-conference opponents own a collective 92-43 mark (.681) when not facing the Bluejays this year.

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 three weeks ago.

The Bluejays will have this weekend off before opening BIG EAST Conference play on Oct. 4 with a 6 pm match at Butler.

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
09/23/13  211    23


AVCA Division I Coaches Week #4 Poll: September 23, 2013

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2013 Record 

 Previous
    Rank
   

1

Penn State (53)             

       1489            

         9-1             

          1             

2

Washington (5)           

        1376             

          8-0              

      3         

 3 

 Florida             

        1329             

         11-1             

      4         

4

Southern California (2)            

        1316             

         10-1             

   5     

5

Texas         

      1250           

         6-2             

          6            

 6 

Hawai'i            

       1203            

         11-1             

          7            

 7 

Stanford         

       1125            

          7-2             

          8            

8

San Diego             

      1109            

          8-2             

         2           

9

Minnesota         

       1011             

          12-1             

           9             

10

Michigan       

        962             

          10-1             

            10             

11

UCLA        

        880             

         9-1            

        11         

12

Nebraska         

        812             

          7-2             

       12        

13

Ohio State         

        800             

          12-0             

       13        

14

North Carolina             

        714             

          11-0             

      15       

15

Michigan State             

        664             

         11-1            

            14             

16

Arizona State             

        529             

         11-1            

           18            

 17 

Florida State         

        476             

          7-4            

            17             

18

Kentucky             

        441             

           7-3             

           19            

19

Colorado State             

        405             

         10-0             

          22           

 20 

Purdue             

        342             

           9-2             

           21            

 21 

Oregon             

        279             

           7-3             

           20            

22

Ohio             

        223             

         10-2             

               24                

23

Creighton 

        211             

          9-3             

          23           

 24 

            Illinois             

       144             

           4-6             

           16           

 25 

      Iowa State        

         96             

           6-4             

           25           


Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Kansas State 78; Western Kentucky 54; Wisconsin 47; Oklahoma 25; BYU 23; St. Mary's (CA) 18; California 16; Duke 16; Texas A&M 14; Miami (FL) 9; Cal State Northridge 6 


Three teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of eight combined points.  


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