Hawaii (0-0), preseason No. 3, slipped to No. 4 in today’s first regular season AVCA Division I-II men’s volleyball top 15, trading places with UC Irvine. The Anteaters (3-0), No. 3 last week, defeated then-No. 9 Loyola-Chicago in five and then-No. 7 Lewis in four last week, and swept new No. 14 Ball State today.
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Defending national champion Long Beach State (3-0) remained the unanimous No. 1 with UCLA (2-0) staying at No. 2.
Hawaii opens the regular season with this week’s Hawaiian Airlines Classic. The Warriors face New Jersey Institute of Technology (0-2) in Thursday’s 7 p.m. match; USC (0-0) and Concordia-Irvine (0-3) play in the 4 p.m. opener.