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Huskers #2 in AVCA Preseason Poll

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1 Stanford (43) 1575 30-4 4 
2 Nebraska (20) 1525 32-4 1 
3 Texas 1389 27-3 5 
4 Minnesota 1342 28-6 10 
5 Kentucky 1260 29-4 6 
6 Penn State 1227 33-2 3 
7 Florida (1) 1208 30-2 2 
8 BYU 1183 30-3 7 
9 Wisconsin 1146 22-10 12 
10 Southern California 1019 25-10 7 
11 UCLA 850 21-11 14 
12 Illinois 782 23-11 17 
13 Creighton 651 26-7 16 
14 San Diego 632 25-5 13 
15 Colorado 609 24-10 19 
16 Baylor 597 24-7 21 
17 Washington 503 25-8 15 
18 Oregon 443 18-12 RV 
19 Utah 424 24-10 13 
20 Pittsburgh 352 26-7 RV 
21 Iowa State 284 22-7 25 
22 Michigan State 250 24-9 8 
23 Purdue 225 23-10 18 
24 Cal Poly 209 27-3 22 
25 Colorado State 174 29-4 24 

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Marquette 163; Michigan 153; Missouri 148; Wichita State 103; Louisville 88; Kansas 66; Western Kentucky 58; Washington State 47; Hawai'i 27; Florida State 17; LSU 13; Miami (FL) 8; Oregon State 6; Missouri State 4
 



 

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Interesting.  I know it's a crap shoot at this point, but this seems a bit of a high ranking.  We don't have a Setter yet, so that's pretty high. Foecke, Sweet, Maloney and Stivrins return, so 2/3 of the National Championship starting lineup, but we don't have another Middle (since McClellan left) and without Hunter, there's a few question marks.

 

 

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Wow...seven teams from the B1G in the Top 25. Damn this is a stacked Volleyball conference.

 

15 minutes ago, knapplc said:

Interesting.  I know it's a crap shoot at this point, but this seems a bit of a high ranking.  We don't have a Setter yet, so that's pretty high. Foecke, Sweet, Maloney and Stivrins return, so 2/3 of the National Championship starting lineup, but we don't have another Middle (since McClellan left) and without Hunter, there's a few question marks.

 

 

 

I think a lot of that is folks don't doubt Cook's coaching acumen, and last year's team was, in some aspects, worse off than this year's team. 

 

I fully expect them to figure out what ails them early on, and by B1G play, we'll see the women pick up where they left off last year. 

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29 minutes ago, VectorVictor said:

Wow...seven teams from the B1G in the Top 25. Damn this is a stacked Volleyball conference.

 

Funny seeing Penn State at #6, ESPECIALLY behind Kentucky.  I get that Skinner has a good program going in Kentucky, but they're "SEC good," not Big Ten good. 

 

I would put even money on Penn State against anyone in the Top 5, including Nebraska.

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12 minutes ago, knapplc said:

I would put even money on Penn State against anyone in the Top 5, including Nebraska.

 

#NotARealFan

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23 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

#NotARealFan

 

Heh. :D

 

They're due against us. We've won the last seven straight matches. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

So, looking at all the teams receiving votes (39 total), the Pac-12 leads the way with nine teams (because Oregon State eked in with six total points), the Big Ten is next with eight teams, then the Big XII and SEC have four teams each, and the ACC has three teams. The Big East has two teams (Creighton & Marquette), as does the WCC.

 

Adding up the points for each of these conferences, the Big Ten leads the way with 6,650 points (831 avg), the Pac-12 is next with 5,476 (684), the SEC is third with 2,629 (657) and the Big XII is fourth with 2,336 (584). The West Coast Conference's two schools (BYU and San Diego) have a total of 1,815 points and a 908 average - right behind the Big Ten.

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19 hours ago, knapplc said:

 

Funny seeing Penn State at #6, ESPECIALLY behind Kentucky.  I get that Skinner has a good program going in Kentucky, but they're "SEC good," not Big Ten good. 

 

I would put even money on Penn State against anyone in the Top 5, including Nebraska.

 

I wouldn’t put money on PSU especially not early on. They lost 85% of their offense which is their top 4 in swings/kills and also one of their setters. They did get a good transfer and have a great incoming class but they really lost a ton from last years team and will be very young. 

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We traded spots with Minnesota. They were #5, we were #3. 

 

That seems fair. In fact, losing at home by four, even to a top ten team, could have dropped us further.

 

Here's Volley Mob's cumulative Top 50, combining the AVCA poll, RPI and their own poll ( :rolleyes: ).

 

Lots of Husker opponents on this list. The Big Ten has half of the top ten teams. 

 

    VolleyMob AVCA RPI Average Rank:
1 BYU 1 1 2 1.333333333
2 Stanford 2 2 1 1.666666667
3 Texas 6 4 5 5
4 Minnesota 3 3 10 5.333333333
5 Illinois 7 7 3 5.666666667
6 Nebraska 4 5 9 6
6 Pittsburgh 8 6 4 6
8 Wisconsin 5 8 8 7
9 USC 12 15 6 11
10 Michigan 14 13 7 11.33333333
11 Penn State 11 9 17 12.33333333
12 Florida 9 11 20 13.33333333
13 Creighton 10 10 22 14
14 Cal Poly 13 12 18 14.33333333
15 Washington 16 18 11 15
16 Oregon 15 14 19 16
16 Kentucky 19 16 13 16
18 Washington State 18 21 12 17
19 Marquette 17 19 21 19
19 Purdue 25 17 15 19
21 Northern Iowa 27 26 16 23
22 UCLA 23 20 28 23.66666667
23 Baylor 24 24 24 24
24 South Carolina 30 28 23 27
25 Arizona 22 23 38 27.66666667
26 Arizona State 29 25 34 29.33333333
27 Missouri 28 33 30 30.33333333
28 Iowa 21 33 39 31
29 Tennessee 26 27 44 32.33333333
29 Louisville 34 22 41 32.33333333
31 Texas Tech 32 36 32 33.33333333
32 Cincinnati 33 30 42 35
33 Colorado 20 29 62 37
34 UCF 35   14 16.33333333
35 Kansas   32 25 19
36 Georgia 31   33 21.33333333
37 Loyola Marymount   35 46 27
38 Utah   31 56 29
38 Pepperdine   37 50 29
40 Dayton     26 8.666666667
41 Rice     27 9
42 Alabama     29 9.666666667
43 Syracuse     31 10.33333333
44 Texas State     35 11.66666667
45 Saint Mary’s     36 12
46 Wichita State     37 12.33333333
47 ETSU     40 13.33333333
48 Duke     43 14.33333333
49 Ohio State     45 15
50 UC Irvine     47 15.66666667
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I'm a little surprised they didn't punish us for losing to Penn State, considering the fifth game wasn't that competitive. But I guess they're giving us props for going to five at Rec Hall.

 

 

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Nebraska still languishing outside the Top Ten in the RPI. It'll be interesting to see how they sort the brackets if this holds true at the end of the season.

 

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