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No. 2 Ducks Match Best-Ever Ranking in AVCA Poll #10
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Release Date: 10/29/2012
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EUGENE – Looking ahead to its biggest home weekend of the regular season, the No. 2 University of Oregon volleyball team (20-1, 11-1) equaled its school-record ranking for the third time in Monday's 10th AVCA Coaches Poll of the season.

UO climbed one position this week after it swept Colorado and Utah on the road last weekend, and also logged 20 wins for the fifth time under head coach Jim Moore.

Oregon was one of five Pac-12 schools spotted in the top eight overall with No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 USC and No. 8 Washington.

Among those five teams, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and USC all improved one position this week, and Washington dropped three spots.

Two other Duck foes stood top 25 – No. 15 Ohio State and No. 25 St. Mary’s – and California, Kentucky and Oregon State have picked up votes in current or previous editions.

For comparison’s sake, last week’s Pac-12 rankings follow: No. 2 Stanford, No. 5 Washington, No. 6 UCLA and No. 7 USC.

Overall during head coach Jim Moore’s eight-year tenure, Oregon has now been ranked top 25 for 85 editions (2012-11; 2011-14; ’10-13; ’09-16; ’08-16; ’07-13; ’06-2), including 49 in the top 15, and all 22 of the team’s ever top-10 honors. UO has also scored five , top-three rankings since mid-September with its No. 2 rankings in the fifth and sixth editions of the year, and third-place pollings the last two weeks.

Among other poll news:
- No. 1 Stanford made its first appearance atop the poll after it beat Arizona and Arizona State at home by 3-0 and 3-1 scores.
- The former No. 1 – now No. 3 Penn State – won 3-0 at Iowa and lost 3-2 at No. 4 Nebraska.
- The Huskers held steady at No. 4 after it also lost 3-1 to then-No. 20 Ohio State at home.
- No. 5 UCLA and No. 6 USC both swept Washington State, and scored 3-1 and 3-2 home wins over then-No. 5 Washington, respectively.

The complete poll follows at the bottom of this article, and is also available at the AVCA website at the http://www.avca.org/divisions/division-one-women/polls/ URL address.

This weekend, UO will host No. 1 Stanford (20-2, 12-0) in its first-ever battle between the nation’s top teams at Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, November 4, at 1 p.m. Two nights before, Oregon welcomes California (11-11, 5-7) on Friday, November 2 at 6 p.m.

Friday’s Spike For the Cure match vs. the Bears means that fans that wear pink get a G.A. ticket for $3, and UO faculty get in free with a current staff ID.

Sunday’s Bi-Mart Family Day ticket deal vs. Stanford offers a $12 G.A. ticket plan for two adults and unlimited kids, and a free youth clinic will be held immediately after.

Duck fans can also watch both of those matches live on the Pac-12 Oregon TV Network.


AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll
Week #10: October 29, 2012

Rank    School (1st-Place Votes)    Points    W-L    Prev.
*1    Stanford (50)    1489    20-2    2
>2    Oregon (9)    1433    20-1    3
3    Penn State (1)    1359    21-2    1
4    Nebraska    1300    18-3    4
*5    UCLA    1257    17-4    6
*6    USC    1225    21-3    7
7    Texas    1115    18-3    8
*8    Washington    1084    17-4    5
9    Hawai’i    1026    19-2    9
10    Minnesota    976    19-4    10
11    Florida State    911    21-2    12
12    Louisville    796    21-3    13
13    Florida    784    18-3    11
14    Dayton    632    19-4    15
*15    Ohio State    581    17-7    20
16    Kansas State    568    20-3    16
17    BYU    540    21-2    18
18    San Diego    447    17-4    14
19    Western Kentucky    433    26-3    19
20    Kansas    357    19-4    17
21    Iowa State    320    13-7    22
22    Purdue    249    16-7    21
23    Miami (FL)    200    20-3    24
24    Pepperdine    189    17-7    23
25    St. Mary’s (CA)    102    13-9    25

Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): *Kentucky 32; Creighton 31; Marquette 30; North Carolina 17; Tennessee 9; Texas A&M 6

Next poll: November 5, 2012

*NOTE: A complete listing of the Ducks' string of top-25 rankings under Moore follows: *2012: Preseason – 20th; 8/27 – 17th; 9/4 -13th; 9/10 – 9th; 9/17 – 8th; 9/23 – 2nd; 10/2 – 2nd; 10/9 – 5th; 10/16 – 3rd; 10/22 – 3rd; 10/29 2nd;   2011 (13 weeks): 8/29 – 16th; 9/5 – 16th; 9/12 – 16th; 9/19 – 15th; 9/26 – 15th; 10/3 – 15th; 10/10 – 16th; 10/17 – 18th; 10/24 – 16th; 10/31 – 20th; 11/7 – 20th; 11/14 - 15th; 11/21 – 13th; 12/20 – 24th. *2010 (13): 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; 11/1 – 20th; 11/15 – 23rd; 11/22 – 24th.  *2009 (16): 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 (16): 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 (13): 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. *2006 (2): 10/30 24th; 11/6 24th.


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