Oct. 29, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona's sweeps over previously third-ranked USC and sixth-ranked UCLA made an obvious impression on the voting coaches in the latest edition of the AVCA/USA Today Poll. The Wildcats moved up three spots from seventh to fourth this week. The Cats now trail only top ranked Long Beach State, defending national champion Nebraska and conference foe Stanford in the national rankings. The Cats have won their last seven straight matches and stand at 15-3 overall for the season and 10-3 in the Pac-10.
For the ninth straight week, four Pac-10 teams are ranked among the top ten. Joining Stanford and Arizona are USC, who dropped to fifth after the loss to UA, and UCLA, who fell two spots to eighth.
The Wildcats, who also jumped five spots to fourth in the Volleyball Magazine poll, have only one match this week as they travel to Tempe for a match-up with rival Arizona State. First serve for the match is set for 7 p.m.
Week Nine AVCA/USA Today Coaches Poll Rank School (First-Place Votes) 1 Long Beach State (62) 2 Nebraska (3) 3 Stanford 4 Arizona 5 USC 6 Colorado State 7 Wisconsin 8 UCLA 9 Florida 10 Ohio State 11 Penn State 12 Hawai'i 13 Pepperdine 14 Texas A&M 15 Utah 16 BYU 17 Pacific 18 Northern Iowa 19 South Carolina 20 Santa Clara 21 UC Santa Barbara 22 Colorado 23 Notre Dame 24 Minnesota 25 Illinois