Congrats to Hanna Hellvig her fifth Freshman of the Week honors
Big West release click here
The Wahine moved up one spot to No. 18 in this week’s AVCA poll, while their RPI remained the same at 11.
Haweaii’s Norene Iosia nominated for Player of Week, Rika Okino for Defensive POW
Top 3 remain the same: 1. Texas (17-2, 50 first-place votes), 2. Pitt (25-1, 12 votes) and Baylor (20-1, 1 vote)
4. Stanford up a spot (18-4, 1 vote)
Biggest drops were Wisconsin from 4 to 7 and Creighton from 9 to 14
And as many will point out Illinois (12-11) still ranked at 25
Washington 19-5 up a spot to 13. San Diego back in poll at 24
Receiving votes UCLA (27th) and Missouri (29th)
8. Penn St
12. Colo St
22. Wash St
— AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) November 11, 2019
Am a little surprised about the RPI given who Hawaii played this past week (UC Davis and UC Riverside).
My breaking news story this morning:
The Hawaii volleyball team remained at 11 in today’s Ratings Percentage Index, the computer-generated system used by the NCAA to rate strength of schedule.
The RPI is a major factor in how the NCAA seeds the 64-team postseason tournament with teams rated 1 through 16 hosting the first and second rounds. Hawaii has not hosted a subregional since 2013.
The Rainbow Wahine (22-3, 12-2 Big West) ran their winning streak to nine with Sunday’s sweep at UC Riverside. Hawaii has a bye this week.
In today’s RPI, Baylor (20-1) remained at 1. The Bears handed the Wahine their first loss of the season on Sept. 22.
Hawaii closes out the regular season at the Stan Sheriff Center with matches against Cal State Northridge (12-13, 7-6) on Nov. 21 and Long Beach State (10-15, 7-6) on Nov. 22. Should the Wahine win out, they would do no worse than a tie for the league title and would be awarded the automatic berth into the NCAA tournament by virtue of holding the tiebreaker over both Cal Poly (17-7, 10-2) and UC Santa Barbara (19-4, 9-3).
UPDATED. Thank you for the correction
Hawaii opponents in Top 50. Wahine are 7-2 against them (only counted UCSB 1, it was 5 a.m.)
Baylor 1. Washington 9 Missouri 19 UCLA 23 UC Santa Barbara 28 San Diego 31 Cal Poly 33