Loads of shuffling between Nos. 5-16 in VolleyballMag.com Tremendous 16 Media Ballot


Merritt Beason hits previous the Penn State block in Nebraska’s win over Penn State/Nebraska photograph

After a topsy-turvey week in NCAA Division I girls’s volleyball, it’s no shock that there was a shakeup in spots 5-16 within the VolleyballMag.com Tremendous 16 Media Ballot. 

Wisconsin-Nebraska-Stanford-Washington State remained Nos. 1-4. Louisville jumped three spots to No. 5 and Arkansas jumped seven spots right into a tie at No. 7.

Oregon fell 4 spots to No. 9 and Arizona State, after every week during which it was upset by Oregon State however then swept at Oregon, moved up two spots to No. 14.

Voter feedback observe.

Rank, Workforce, Factors (Final week)
1. Wisconsin, 174 (1)
2. Nebraska, 167 (2)
3. Stanford, 154 (3)
4. Washington State, 142 (4)
5. Louisville, 131 (8)
6. Texas, 123 (6)
T-7. Arkansas, 91 (13)
T-7. Pittsburgh, 91 (7)
9. Oregon, 88 (5)
10. BYU, 87 (10)
11. Penn State, 68 (13)
12. Tennessee, 66 (9)
13. Georgia Tech, 34 (12)
14. Arizona State, 25 (16)
T- 15. Dayton, 15 (NR)
15. Florida, 15 (11)

First-place votes: Wisconsin (9), Nebraska (2)
Additionally receiving votes: Kansas, Auburn, Florida State, Kentucky, Creighton, Purdue
Dropped out: Kansas
We had one voter unable to take part this week.

Earlier VBM Tremendous 16 Polls

Week 3: October 9
Week 2: October 2
Week 1: September 25

The voters

Emily Ehman @emilyehman) — Large Ten Community, ESPN analyst; former Northwestern DS
Ed Sturdy (@VBMagazine) — VolleyballMag.com tremendous Tweeter
Michella Chester (@michellachester) — THE volleyball voice of NCAA.com
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, creator 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 high 10 in blocks
Shelby Coppedge (@shelbycoppedge) — ESPN analyst, former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi DS
Lee Feinswog (@VBMagazine) — editor of VolleyballMag.com

Voter feedback

Gillman In every week the place unranked upsets had been handed out like sweet on Halloween, I see a transparent minimize high 8 then about 10-15 groups who might all host however aren’t fairly deserving simply but. Fortunately there’s nonetheless a month plus left within the season … Oh, and we lastly get Wisconsin-Nebraska this weekend!

Haley: The various upsets this week present the struggles of being a pupil athlete. Will probably be thrilling to see how the remaining schedules play out. Nonetheless fairly clear that any of the highest six groups might win the Natty, however sturdy finishes by any workforce within the high 16 might pull off some wonderful upsets. That’s why we play the video games!

Punzel: Ultimately — like in December — this may all shake out, however for now it’s attempting to kind by a number of conflicting outcomes. I stayed with the identical high three — Wisconsin, Nebraska and Stanford — and the highest two can quickly settle that on Saturday. Bumped Louisville up primarily based on win over Pitt. Dropped Oregon a pair spots to eight. My newcomer this week is Dayton at 14. Fairly weak schedule nevertheless it retains successful and there’s one thing to be mentioned for that.

Arneal: The highest 4 stay the identical and have began to separate with consistency. Louisville scores probably the most spectacular win of the week with a sweep of Pitt. Texas has resumed its place at high of the Large 12 after a shaky begin of the season. BYU and Arkansas hold successful and transfer up. After that it’s a large number. Tennessee misplaced at dwelling Kentucky to slide a couple of spots. Georgia Tech was dealt with by Miami and Auburn misplaced to the Woman Vols. Penn State and Auburn transfer up regardless of losses. Creighton will get again within the rankings simply as Norah Sis returns. Arizona State was the exhausting workforce to position. The Solar Devils swept Oregon, however fell in 5 to Oregon State. In the long run, they bought the ultimate spot over Dayton.

Gore: I’ve tried to remain disciplined this week and deal with the current. I’ve reminded myself that if the season had been to finish NOW, this could be my high 16. That’s difficult as a result of we’re moving into that point of yr the place many of those high groups are going face to face. For instance, earlier than the subsequent ballot, we can have our first consequence between Wisconsin vs Nebraska. Washington State can have performed at USC and at UCLA, and there are numerous extra robust matchups. Then, on this Sunday we had Miami sweep GA Tech, Arizona State swept Oregon, and Kentucky swept Tennessee! Prepare for an AWESOME 2nd half of the common season! For the second, the highest for keep the identical for me: Wisconsin, Nebraska, Stanford, Washington State. 5-16 shuffled fairly a bit …DUH!!

Sturdy: In addition to the Large Two unbeatens, 3-6 appears like they’re separating from the pack: Stanford, Louisville, Wazzu and Texas. Cardinals narrowly take No. 4 from the Cougars primarily based on the same sufficient resume that head-to-head components in. Arkansas dropping a set at dwelling to Alabama was bizarre, however a minimum of they received, which might’t be mentioned of a number of the groups within the low double-digits. Georgia Tech has been shaky for some time in opposition to lesser opponents (five-set wins vs Wake, UVA, and FSU) and at last bought burned with the Miami sweep. Kansas sneaks again in at 16 to take the Gators’ spot. Confounded by how Florida appeared higher within the week or two instantly after the Stucky harm than they do now that they’ve had extra time to regulate, when it ought to be the opposite method round. Additionally thought-about: Creighton, Florida, Texas A&M, UCF

Flory: We proceed to see stability within the high 4. Nebraska’s win over Penn State strikes them to the highest as Wisconsin was not challenged. After the highest 4, it’s an absolute “free for all.” There appear to extra important losses than substantial wins occurring in every single place. The chase for convention championships is heating up with some very important match-ups slated within the subsequent few weeks. Search for one other mix-up after the highest 4 once more subsequent week.

Coppedge: Arkansas is the one workforce undefeated within the SEC and the most effective begin to the season the Razorbacks have had in twenty years. The 2 beginning outsides are 5-7 and 5-10. That is arguably the least bodily workforce within the convention. Nevertheless, they know their photographs and may learn across the block. Their protection is lights out. If you assume the ball is down on their facet, assume once more. They’ve the identical type of fireplace Auburn did final yr, when Auburn was enjoying with nearly all freshman and no seniors. Maintain your eye out for Arkansas!

Chester: Right here’s my ballot.
1. Wisconsin
2. Nebraska
3. Stanford
4. Washington state
5. Louisville (WINS: Washington State, PSU, Kentucky, swept Pitt. Loss to Stanford and NC State (unranked) (2 high 10 wins)
6. Texas (WINS: BYUx2, Minnesota, OSU, Kansas x2. Losses to Stanford, Washington State, Lengthy Seaside (unranked) (two high 10 wins however unranked loss)
7. Oregon (WINS: Pitt, OSU. Loss to Washington State, Minnesota, Arizona State (1 high 10 win)
8. BYU (WINS: Pitt, Houston, Baylor, Loss to Texas x2, Washington State)
9. Pitt (WINS: Wins over Georgia Tech, Kentuckyx2, Marquette, loss to Oregon and BYU (no high 10 wins)
10. Arkansas (WINS: WKU, Auburn. Loss to Wisconsin x2)
11. Tennessee (WINS: Kentucky, Loss to Wisconsin in 5, Kentucky (no high 10 wins)
12. Penn State (WINS: WKU, OSU, Minnesota, Loss to Florida, GT, Louisville, Nebraska)
13. Arizona State (WINS: Oregon, Loss to Stanford, Oregon State
14. GT (WINS: OSUx2, PSU, Loss to Georgia, Pitt, Miami)
15. Florida (WINS: Stanford, PSU, Minnesota. Loss to Wisconsin, Texas A&M (unranked), Auburn, Mississippi State(1 high 10 win) Trending down
16. Kansas (WINS: Marq, Houston x2, Loss to Texas x2, Texas Tech, Purdue



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