Creighton climbs and Huskers fall in poll

OMAHA, Neb. -- A 2-0 weekend, including a win over the nation's No.13-ranked team, has helped the Creighton Volleyball program ascend to the
No. 19 spot in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Top-25 poll.

It's the first time the program has cracked the top 20 of the national poll, and the 423 points it received are also a record.

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 and opened the season with wins vs. No. 13 BYU (3-1) and host Bowling Green (3-0) last weekend.

The Bluejays return home this week to play three matches in the Bluejay Invitational. Creighton hosts Northern Colorado on Friday at 6 pm before playing Saturday vs. USF at Noon and vs. California at 7:30 pm.

Nebraska, with an opening weekend in loss to Auburn at the Billiken Invitational in St. Louis, went 2-1 on the opening weekend and fell from 10th to 13th.

The Huskers host Villanova and Georgia this Friday and Saturday.


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



AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll
Week #1: September 2, 2013
Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points 2013 Record Previous
Rank
1 Penn State (50) 1479 2-0 2
2 Stanford (8) 1434 1-0 3
3 Southern California (2) 1395 3-0 4
4 Minnesota 1235 4-0 6
5 Washington 1223 3-0 5
6 Texas 1176 2-1 1
7 Michigan 1135 3-0 7
8 Florida 1058 3-0 9
9 Hawai┬╣i 1045 2-1 11
10 UCLA 965 3-0 12
11 Iowa State 850 3-0 15
12 Oregon 705 2-1 8
13 Nebraska 690 2-1 10
14 San Diego 611 2-1 NR
15 Florida State 565 2-1 18
16 Western Kentucky 538 2-1 21
17 Louisville 441 1-1 19
18 Illinois 436 2-1 NR
19 Creighton 423 2-0 25
20 Michigan State 348 3-1 14
21 Kentucky 261 1-2 17
22 Purdue 252 1-2 16
23 Ohio State 228 3-0 23
24 North Carolina 184 4-0 NR
25 BYU 132 1-2 13

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: Oklahoma 95;
Ohio 82; Long Beach State 79; Auburn 58; Arizona State 57; Colorado State
50; Wisconsin 47; Miami (FL) 34; California 31; Dayton 31; Kansas 27; Kansas
State 25; Wichita State 20; Texas A&M 17; Pepperdine 11; Cal State
Northridge 6

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