Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Volleyball Jumps Up Three Spots in Latest AVCA/USA Today Coaches Poll
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 29, 2001
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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
6	Colorado State
7	Wisconsin
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