Wahine RPI up to 70

Hawaii defensive specialist Rika Okino and her teammates are up 30 spots in the latest RPI. / Photo by Bruce Asato, Star-Advertiser

Hawaii’s volleyball RPI is 70, up 30 from last week’s 100.

For the complete listing click here.

Stanford (14-1) and BYU (16-0) are 1-2 in RPI.

All of Hawaii’s opponents are updated below.

Big West teams above Hawaii
Cal Poly (16-1) 18 down from 16
UC Irvine (10-7) 47 down from 39

Big West teams below Hawaii
UC Santa Barbara (12-7) 93 down from 87
Long Beach State (11-8) 125 up from 139
UC Davis (9-9) 134 down from 106
CSUN (6-12) 166 down from 165
UC Riverside (6-10) stays at 244
CSU Fullerton (6-12) 291 down from 288

Other opponents
Oregon (11-5) up to 19 from 32
Kansas State (10-6) 57 down from 53
Portland (14-4) 48 up from 56
Pepperdine (12-5) up to 50 from 65
Coastal Carolina (5-7) 118 up from 164
Idaho (10-8) 178 up from 187
San Diego State (5-14) 213 up from 250

Cancelled teams
UCLA (8-5) down to 28 from 23
Gonzaga (6-11) 149 up from 167

COMMENTS

  1. Sheila October 8, 2018 8:46 am

    According to BennettRank: 13 CalPoly, 36 Irvine, 57 Hawaii, 74 Santa Babara. NCAA: 18 CalPoly, 47 Irvine, 70 Hawaii, 93 Santa Babara. Relative to Shoji era, my assessment based on what I saw: CalPoly performance in games fluctuates between rank 10 – 25. Wahine, Irvine, Santa Babara performance in games fluctuate between rank 15-35. (BennetRank at herosports.com/rankings/college-d1-womens-volleyball). Wahines still have a good shot at title by steadily improving at offence: Still messing up stronger opponents overpasses?; Failing take pressure off Granato (5’ 11”) by even set-distribution; Needs variations in attack patterns to improve % kills. It is misleading to brag about number of kills after huge number of failed attempts… i.e. receipe to game loss. Wahine has all skills to be consistent at ~rank 20 in remainder of season.


  2. connor October 8, 2018 9:03 am

    Granato is hitting at a .195 rate this season, she has 24 service aces but 37 service errors. her lack of consistency is maddening. Her passing stats don’t show the quality of her passes which are unreliable. But she is the best we have. Very depressing.


  3. Warriorfan October 8, 2018 10:42 am

    R2 she is having a dissapointing senior season too many mental errors lets hope she turns things around the second half of league play.
    Also perhaps time to start ross and move Castillo to opposite can’t be waiting till they are down 0-2 to make that change anymore.


  4. Robin October 8, 2018 11:21 am

    If Gaskin is playing, they either need to set her lower/faster sets or she has to quicken her armswing. IMO her relatively slow windup negates her hitting onhand on the right side.


  5. tongo October 8, 2018 1:04 pm

    #1 I agree totally! Wahines are improving and are clearly still finding themselves. They still have a chance to win BW title if Mustangs falter. They just have to focus on improving. Agree that there is too much pressure on Granato or she feels that she must carry the team. When she is relaxed, her hitting and serving becomes so much more effective. Don’t give up! We haven’t and will continue to support the team.


  6. Ki October 8, 2018 1:25 pm

    I agree WF. She’s had 10+ starts at OPP and only been effective against Oregon night #2. Give Ross some reps at OH2 & move Castillo to OPP. I think that’s a better lineup.


  7. Cindy Luis October 8, 2018 1:27 pm

    Main reason Ross was in for Castillo, according to Ah Mow-Santos was her ability to slow down Van Winden. Was at least touching balls.
    We’ll see what they do against The Beach and CSUN this week.


  8. Cindy Luis October 8, 2018 1:44 pm

    Stanford (14-1) and BYU (16-0) 1-2 in RPI
    Big West teams ahead of Hawaii
    Cal Poly (16-1) 18 down from 16
    UC Irvine (10-7) 47 down from 39

    Hawaii’s other opponents
    Oregon (11-5) up to 19 from 32
    Kansas State (10-6) 57 down from 53
    Portland (14-4) 48 up from 56
    Pepperdine (12-5) up to 50 from 65
    Coastal Carolina (5-7) 118 up from 164
    Idaho (10-8) 178 up from 187
    San Diego State (5-14) 213 up from 250

    Big West teams below Hawaii
    UC Santa Barbara (12-7) 93 down from 87
    Long Beach State (11-8) 125 up from 139
    UC Davis (9-9) 134 down from 106
    CSUN (6-12) 166 down from 165
    UC Riverside (6-10) stays at 244
    CSU Fullerton (6-12) 291 down from 288

    Cancelled teams
    UCLA (8-5) down to 28 from 23
    Gonzaga (6-11) 149 up from 167


  9. rabbit ears October 8, 2018 6:07 pm

    Not a big fan of McKenna Ross playing front row. But I got to admit she did well. Couldn’t terminate many balls, but her blocking was surprisingly good.


  10. Savich October 8, 2018 7:20 pm

    Hawai’i needs to win that way. Not that it would attract more people to the crowd, but that this blog would have something to talk about.

    I think the RPI will move up to at most #39 if they win all the remaining games left. But they’ll need to seek an at-large bid just for winning the Big West conference. Interesting RPI, I don’t think so. True readings are in. Still I hope they just look at the Aura and they will see what’s in their immediate future. I think this is a good topic, but one that requires practice. They can do it.


  11. Nomu1001 October 8, 2018 9:29 pm

    Granado can play better and would bet she knows it too. She is essential to team success. Maybe they need to hit smarter, but everything starts with passing. Burns should just commit, go up and swing, no hesitation. Transition game.

    So, beat CP and rpi would now be 40 or better?


  12. Sheila October 9, 2018 9:14 am

    Burns & Krug have the best blocking stat. In fact, Krug (6’ 1”) has natural blocking sense and Wahine missed her against van Windens. Hope Krug’s hitting skill gets refined and will be used in next few games. Also like to see more slide attack, some faking attack to support the real hitter (particularly, for Granato). Reminder, although Long Beach & CSUN labeled at 125 & 165, both can play at #35 level.


  13. islandman October 9, 2018 2:49 pm

    2. Looks like Granato has a better SA to SE ratio than Torrey of Cal Poly. Like Granato’s is 64.8 % and Torrey’s is 52 % , but Torrey has a higher hitting Pct.


  14. greenthumb October 9, 2018 5:17 pm

    Carrying over from previous post, Cindy, thank you for the additional info about the officiating and I hope that UH considers registering its concerns about the officiating. Appreciate how our coach put it that the conference should be sending its best crews.

    That said, how realistic is it to think that the Big West will get to the point soon where all schools have multiple cameras and/or replay capability? It seems logical to think that the athletes and coaches would want to win without doubts in their own minds, and better views and tools to use in making fair calls would be a high priority.

    As for our players, they are trying. Sometimes they meet with success in a play or a match, and sometimes they don’t. If they’ve competed with honor and grit, and they don’t get a W on a particular day, as long as the event has been officiated fairly, my feeling is, that’s sports and life.


  15. darkfire35 October 9, 2018 8:41 pm

    15. Agree whole heartedly. It is easy to nit pick and be critical. As they say, hindsight is always 20/20. As hard as these girls play, sometimes they will win some and lose some. Let’s stand behind them regardless. GO BOWS!


  16. connor October 10, 2018 6:35 am

    #14 I really don’t see it relevant to say Granato’s serving is acceptable because it is better than another player. It is still bad. Van Winden’s bad serving does not affect the Hawaii offense. Granato’s errors do. She can kill momentum in a hurry by another serve into the net or out of bounds. She is not even jump serving like Iosia.


  17. Casual Observer October 10, 2018 7:35 am

    Granted RMS had huge shoes to fill but everytime there is a TV interview, she says the word “fight”, “Why can’t they fight earlier?” Certain coaches who used this work often was Von Oppen and Norm Chow. The players are elite collegiate level athletes whose physical prowess matches most other teams but the difference in winning and losing is often execution, strategy, and game management. Ultimately it is mental preparedness and confidence, and this is the coach’s challenge. Too often you can see how one coaching staff handles players differently with different/better results. Saying “they” seems to relieve the coaches of any responsibility instead of saying “I”/”us coaches” need to do a better job. Admittedly winning is very difficult against good programs, but if you are competent and competitive you expect to win some of these matches and build from there. Players know how to compete but all the ingredients for winning comes from the coaches. We are going through growing pains.


  18. OrbitalRipZ October 10, 2018 1:28 pm

    RE: RPI

    Above comment A: ” Wahine has all skills to be consistent at ~rank 20 in remainder of season.” Wishful thinking. It’s not going to happen. Not even close. Na Wahine just needs to concentrate on 1 match at a time, which is easier said than done when match in and match out Coach Ah-Mow Santos never knows who will show up with the “walk the walk” instead of the easy “talk the talk.”

    Above comment B: So, beat CP and rpi would now be 40 or better? ………”RPI will move up to at most #39 if they win all the remaining games left.” RPI jumped this week because it’s non-conf. opponents (except for KS) had good (especially Oregon) RPI movements. That plus the fact that the Bows played against top-20 ranked RPI Cal Poly created that jump. But won’t be in the RPI top 40 unless they have Texas (from the same conf. as KS) or BYU (from the same conf. as Portland) as unscheduled opponents. Note how Cal Poly’s RPI dropped in spite of its W because they had to play then-ranked 100 UH.

    Above comment C: “But they’ll need to seek an at-large bid just for winning the Big West conference.” Let’s get real. That at-large bid is out of consideration. They (UH) will have to win out (unless Cal Poly collapses, which conf. opponents kept hoping would happen to the Bows during the Shoji Era) and also win the tie-breaker to win the conf. title. Should Cal Poly lose, they would be in a very strong at-large-bid position. But this is distraction. Concentrate on first thing first. Go Bows!


  19. H-Man October 10, 2018 1:50 pm

    Good afternoon for watching women’s volleyball. Matches on tap today: Penn St at Purdue; Iowa St at K-State; Indiana at Nebraska; Texas at Kansas and Arizona St at UCLA (among others).


  20. Cindy Luis October 10, 2018 3:23 pm

    http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=47101
    new thread up for Wednesday
    14. will be asking the Big West about that. It seems unfair that if one school does it the rest don’t. I know it’s a money issue but in fairness to the sport, the teams and the conference, replay capability should be mandatory. I do think, however, given the number of poor calls last week, Hawaii would have run out of challenges early.
    My feeling is, as in the NFL, if you challenge something and you win, you should keep the challenge and not lose it.


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