Motion after prime 5 in Tremendous 16 Media Ballot


The voters didn’t thoughts that Washington State misplaced in 4 to visiting Stanford on Sunday in an epic Pac-12 battle.

On this third week of the Tremendous 16 Media Ballot, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Stanford and Washington stayed 1-2-3-4.

For that matter, Oregon remains to be No. 5.

After which issues received shaken up.

Texas and Pittsburgh are up two spots to Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.

Florida dropped 5 spots to No. 11. Creighton and Minnesota are out and Kansas and Arizona State are in.

Voter feedback observe.

Rank, Crew, Factors (Final week)
1. Wisconsin, 188 (1)
2. Nebraska, 183 (2)
3. Stanford, 169 (3)
4. Washington State, 155 (4)
5. Oregon, 134 (5)
6. Texas, 126 (8)
7. Pittsburgh, 112 (9)
8. Louisville, 108 (7)
9. Tennessee, 88 (10)
10. BYU, 72 (11)
11. Florida, 68 (6)
12. Georgia Tech, 65 (12)
T-13. Arkansas, 62 (13)
T-13. Penn State, 62 (14)
15. Kansas, 14 (NR)
16. Arizona State, 9 (NR).

First-place votes: Wisconsin (9), Nebraska (3)
Additionally receiving votes: Auburn, Florida State, Dayton, Creighton, Purdue, Minnesota, Marquette, Iowa State
Dropped out: Creighton, Minnesota

The voters

Emily Ehman @emilyehman) — Large Ten Community, ESPN analyst; former Northwestern DS
Ed Robust (@VBMagazine) — tremendous Tweeter
Michella Chester (@michellachester) — THE volleyball voice of
Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman/@SixRotations) — host of Six Rotations for the AVCA, Cal Poly play-by-play
Lincoln Arneal (@Lincoln_VB) — Nebraska beat author for Huskers Illustrated
Sam Gore (@sambgore) — veteran broadcaster/studio host who does ESPN volleyball play-by-play, host of the Fifth Set through the NCAA Match
Mick Haley (@Michaelhaley6) — ESPN analyst, former national-championship coach at Texas and USC and 2000 Olympic coach
Dennis Punzel (@DennisPunzel) — Wisconsin beat author for the Wisconsin State Journal, writer of Level! Wisconsin
Fran Flory (@LSUCoachFran) — ESPN+ analyst, nationwide champion at Texas, winningest coach in LSU historical past, AVCA Corridor of Famer
Anne Marie Anderson (@AnneMAnderson, @annemarieandersontv) — Emmy Award winner, volleyball play-by-play veteran who works NCAA matches for the Pac-12 Community, Large Ten Community and ESPN; performed at Hofstra, the place she nonetheless ranks within the prime 10 in blocks
Shelby Coppedge (@shelbycoppedge) — ESPN analyst, former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi DS
Lee Feinswog (@VBMagazine) — editor of

Voter feedback

Haley: Nebraska, Stanford and Wisconsin are the cream of the crop, they’re and would be the groups to beat. Creighton, Minnesota and Florida are struggling to remain within the prime 25, whereas Arkansas, Kansas and Auburn are displaying regular enhancements.

Punzel: Prime 4 are the identical as final week with Wisconsin, Nebraska, Stanford and Washington State. Looks like the Coogs ought to drop after loss to Cardinal, however they beat Texas head-to-head so I saved them forward of the Longhorns. Some minor shuffling after that however solely new crew in prime 16 is Marquette on the energy of a nasty schedule and sweep of Creighton — lastly an excellent win after so many good/first rate losses.

Anderson: A lot of motion this week! Texas is discovering a rhythm with 4 consecutive ranked wins together with two over No. 9 BYU. Tennessee is on a 10-match win streak as they tear via the SEC. Auburn and Kentucky vs. Vols this week can be telling as Regan Rutherford is again for Kentucky. That can be a enjoyable matchup.

Flory: October proves to be essentially the most tough time of the 12 months with convention wins and losses resulting in a little bit of a mix-up within the ballot. There appears to be stability on the prime with the highest 5 being essentially the most constant performers.

Arneal: Washington State was the one crew in my prime 10 to lose, however I saved Wazzu at No. 4. The Cougars battled robust with Stanford and proved they’re a worthy elite contender. I briefly debated shifting Stanford forward of Nebraska after the Huskers struggled on the street for the second straight weekend. If NU continues the development for a 3rd weekend, the order will maintain itself. Florida took one other tumble after a loss to Auburn, who joined the social gathering this week. Purdue will get the nod for the final spot. The loss to Northwestern nonetheless doesn’t look good, however the Boilermakers have one of the best wins of these on the perimeter.

Gore: My prime 4 remained the identical, regardless of Washington State’s 3-1 loss to Stanford, I went with Wisconsin, Nebraska, Stanford and Washington State, Texas moved as much as my No. 5 this week, after 4 straight wins over ranked groups. Additionally shifting up in my ballot this week are Penn State and Pitt. I added three new groups to my prime 16 this week. FSU is undefeated within the ACC, Dayton hasn’t misplaced since dropping a five-setter to Louisville on September 6, and Arizona State simply snuck in.

Gillman: Pittsburgh and Stanford had essentially the most proficient wins of the weekend, as the highest eight  is displaying some severe separation to me by way of elite standing. Two massive challenges for Tennessee this week (Auburn, Kentucky) and a Pitt-Louisville match Friday I’ve been ready for. Quickly we’ll get Nebraska internet hosting Wisconsin.

Ehman: Wisconsin is again to No. 1 for me as Nebraska has struggled to begin on the street as of late whereas Badgers are dominating. Florida dropped just a few spots for me to No. 10 after the loss to Auburn. Nos. 15 and 16 have been arduous for me evaluating Kansas, Creighton, Purdue, Minnesota and Baylor however Purdue/Minnesota/Baylor had too many unhealthy losses. Since Creighton beat Purdue, I gave them No. 16.

Robust: Wazzu doesn’t fall in any respect with the loss. Who would change them at No. 4, anyway? Pitt is closing the hole considerably on the Geese however I’ll nonetheless maintain Oregon within the 5 spot. The Louisville/Pitt winner most likely jumps Oregon subsequent week. After being unimpressed with Texas early on, the Longhorns have proven me loads up to now few weeks with sequence sweeps of BYU and Kansas. Onerous to put Florida, actually — the resume remains to be top-notch, so that they at the least keep in my T16, even when it seems like that most likely received’t final. Below-the-radar key week for Arizona State, turning round from their first loss to get their first weekend sweep of the L.A. faculties in over a decade. Dayton sneaks in as my final crew in. I’m most likely greater than most on the Flyers, however they’ve a powerful win (WKU), no remotely unhealthy losses, and haven’t allowed 22+ factors in any set for six straight matches. Additionally thought-about: Auburn, Creighton, Marquette, Purdue, UCF

Chester: Oregon, Louisville order has been a bit of robust for me. I really feel like Louisville has the higher wins, but in addition has an unranked loss that Oregon doesnt have. Protecting Oregon above them for now with an enormous Pitt matchup looming for the Playing cards. As for the underside half, with Florida getting swept by Auburn, I moved them out of prime 10 to No. 11. Was a troublesome determination, however finally they’re 4-2 since Stucky’s harm and all the large wins holding them within the prime 10 have been along with her main the crew. Now, they’ve an unranked loss, the loss to Auburn, and two five-set wins that would have gone the opposite means. In the end, went with BYU and Tennessee over the Gators proper now based mostly on who I feel is taking part in like a prime 10 crew at this very second. Tennessee is a troublesome one to throw in there since they haven’t overwhelmed prime 10 opponents, however they’ve been crushing everybody and doing what they should do … we are going to be taught A LOT within the subsequent two weeks as they tackle Auburn, Kentucky and Arkansas. Noticed Pitt in individual this week as properly and was fairly impressed by their stage of play as their freshmen proceed to get higher. Excited for Louisville vs. Pitt!

Feinswog: After watching Stanford win at WSU on Sunday — with out Sami Francis — it was tempting to maneuver them up, however I nonetheless went with Wisconsin-Nebraska-Stanford. I didn’t drop Washington State from fourth as a result of that was a so-called good loss. Noticed Arkansas in individual final week and was very impressed. Headed to Pitt at Louisville this Friday and that needs to be an excellent one.

Kendall Kipp unloads throughout Stanford’s victory final week at Washington/Stephen Burns picture



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