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Duck Volleyball Tabbed No. 18 in AVCA Poll #9
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 10/25/2010
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EUGENE – The No. 18 University of Oregon volleyball team (16-5, 4-5) enjoyed its 55th straight week in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Top 25 Poll released Monday.

In the ninth edition of the season, No. 18 UO stood as the sixth-highest of seven Pac-10 teams sighted, and overall has been ranked between 11th and 20th in 2010.

Compared to last week, No. 5 California (18-1) and No. 23 Arizona (15-7) both improved two positions; No. 7 Washington (16-3), No. 8 USC (17-3) and No. 11 UCLA (15-5) all remained the same; and No. 4 Stanford and No. 18 Oregon dropped one and two spots, respectively.

Among other poll notes, No. 1 Florida (18-1) remained atop the rankings for the third straight week. No. 2 Nebraska (19-1) improved a spot and passed the former No. 2, Stanford, as did No. 3 California after the Golden Bears beat the Cardinal, 3-1, in Palo Alto last weekend.

The Ducks have been ranked consecutively for more than three seasons, a stretch that has included 14 combined top-10 appearances in 2007, ’08 and ’09, and an all-time high position of sixth.

Before the arrival of sixth-year head coach Jim Moore, Oregon’s previous longest poll streak was a 28-week run from 1986-88 (with a previous program high of 11th three times in that span).

A complete listing of the Ducks' string of top-25 rankings under Moore follows: 2010: Preseason – 20th, 8/30 – 18th; 9/6 – 19th; 9/13 – 16th; 9/20 – 15th; 9/27 – 11th; 10/4 – 13th; 10/11 – 17th; 10/18 – 16th; 10/25 – 18th. 2009: Preseason - 14th, 8/31 - 14th, 9/7 - 12th, 9/14 - 14th; 9/21 - 7th; 9/28 – 7th; 10/5 – 11th; 10/12 - 15th; 10/19 – 12th; 10/26 – 15th; 11/2 – 14th; 11/9 – 16th; 11/16 – 18th; 11/23 – 18th; 11/30 – 17th; 12/22 – 18th.  2008: Preseason - 11th; 9/2 - 13th; 9/9 - 12th; 9/17 - 12th; 9/24 - 11th; 9/30 - 11th; 10/6 - 7th; 10/13 - 6th; 10/20 - 7th; 10/27 - 7th; 11/3 - 8th; 11/10 - 8th; 11/17 - 8th; 11/24 - 8th; 12/1 - 7th; 12/23 - 9th. 2007: 9/18 24th; 9/25 21st; 10/1 – 19th; 10/8 – 19th; 10/15 – 19th; 10/22 – 19th; 10/29 - 19th; 11/5 – 20th; 11/12 - 14th; 11/19 - 13th; 11/26 - 13th; 12/3 - ninth; 12/10 - ninth.

Before that run, UO was also ranked 24th twice the season in 2006 – Moore’s second campaign in Eugene – in late October and early November.

More information on the AVCA and its polls is available at the www.AVCA.org website at the http://www.avca.org/divisions/division-one-women/polls URL address.

This week, No. 16 Oregon opens the second half of the Pac-10 slate at home and welcomes a pair of top-five ranked teams in No. 4 Stanford and No. 3 California for 7 p.m. matches on Friday and Saturday, October 29-30, respectively.

Last year in Eugene, UO swept then-No. 14 Cal, 3-0, and beat then-No. 5 Stanford, 3-2 - its third weekend sweep of the two teams after turning the feat in the Bay Area in 1989 and at home in ‘86.

This week’s Stanford match is Kidsports Night, and youth that wear a Kidsports jersey to the match get in for $1. The next night vs. Cal is Scout Night, and youth that wear a scout uniform get general admission for only $2.

 
AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll #9 (10/25)

Rk    School (1st Place Vts)    Points    W-L    Prev
1    Florida (44)    1475    18-1    1
2    Nebraska (6)    1414    19-1    3
*3    California (8)    1374    18-1    5
*4    Stanford    1313    16-2    2
5    Hawai’i (2)    1302    18-1    4
6    Illinois    1166    17-3    6
*7    Washington    1116    16-3    7
*8    Southern California    1066    17-3    8
9    Penn State    1050    17-4    9
10    Texas    957    14-5    10
*11    UCLA    883    15-5    11
12    Iowa State    804    15-4    12
13    Northern Iowa    730    20-2    14
14    Colorado State    702    19-2    15
15    Michigan    598    19-3    13
16    LSU    575    19-2    17
17    Dayton    526    18-3    18
^18    Oregon    507    16-5    16
19    San Diego    429    17-4    19
20    Minnesota    350    15-7    20
21    Cincinnati    249    20-4    23
22    Tennessee    233    15-5    21
*23    Arizona    118    15-7    25
24    Northwestern    109    15-6    22
25    Florida State    92    15-6    24


Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): Long Beach State 77; Tulsa 50; St. Mary's (Calif.) 41; Ohio State 39; Indiana 33; Oklahoma 32; Duke 27; Purdue 17; Cal State Fullerton 13; *Arizona State 10; Ole Miss 8; North Carolina 7; Louisville 2

Dropped Out: None

Next poll: November 1, 2010


* = Duck opponents in 2010

 

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