Polls: Beach up to 4, men stay at 8

Top 10 teams the same, just a couple of switches
Pepperdine 1. USC and FSU trade spots at 2-3, Hawaii and UCLA traded spots at 4-5, Arizona and The Beach swap at 6-7.
8. Georgia State. 9. Stetson. 10. FIU

not a lot of movement on the men’s side either
UCLA moves to 1 with Ohio State 2 basically on 1 point and 1 coach’s not
BYU 3, Stanford and The Beach swap at 4-5, Staying the same. 6. Pepperdine, 7. UCSB, 8. UH. 9. Ball State. CSUN and Penn State swap at 10-11. St. Francis, which beat PSU last week, debuts at No. 15.


  1. rabbit ears March 28, 2016 1:49 pm

    Seeing improvement already. Can’t wait for UCLA this week.

  2. Ki March 28, 2016 2:35 pm

    I though for sure Hawaii would move up to #3 since they beat FSU (4-1) but at least they are improving. Way to go Wahine.

  3. vballfreak808 March 28, 2016 4:10 pm

    Worsley gets National Freshman of the Week

    Zarkovic gets MPSF Player of the Week

  4. Ron March 28, 2016 4:22 pm

    Very much deserved, both played very well. We witnessed a very high level of volleyball from both teams this weekend. I thought that Charlie was at the top of his game as far as juggling the players.

  5. warriorfan March 28, 2016 4:39 pm

    I was hoping UH would win easier though, UCI is a talented team but they are bad, there is a reason they are 9-17. Very happy Zarkovic and Stijn are out of their very bad mid season slump, Hope they keep playing at a high level the rest of the way.

  6. warriorfan March 28, 2016 4:40 pm

    FSU being ahead of UH in the beach poll is just silly.
    Can’t wait for the rematch against UCLA, it was close last time and UH was still figuring out their Pairs, I believe Nikki was with Tucker who is now on the 5th flight with Ginger Long.

  7. rabbit ears March 28, 2016 5:03 pm

    Hope Charlie applies for the wahines job when Dave retires. Truly think he could lead them to a national championship.

  8. Cindy Luis March 28, 2016 5:09 pm

    Thanks for all the help Been out all afternoon
    As for Fsu not being behind Wahine Fsu has 1 loss uh 5 Not silly at all

  9. Cindy Luis March 28, 2016 5:10 pm

    7 don’t see wade getting the job but that’s just me

  10. noblesol March 28, 2016 8:06 pm

    Coach Hall might want to give Arizona State a jingle and make sure they know the schedule for play this Friday and Saturday. ASU’s current schedule has the day for pairs and duals backwards, and all wrong start times. That, or ASU is in the know, and UH and UCLA have it all wrong. Someone is looking setup to be the April Fool.

  11. noblesol March 28, 2016 9:15 pm

    UCLA’s top beach pair are freshman, identical twins Nicole and Megan McNamara, from Vancouver, BC. The pair recently won the Volleyball Canada U21 Beach Trials.


  12. noblesol March 29, 2016 6:35 am

    NCAA Beach Championship (from http://www.ncaa.com/championships/beach-volleyball/nc/road-to-the-championship):
    “Selection Process
    The National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Committee will conduct selections for the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship on May 1. The eight team field will be selected from the 56 NCAA institutions sponsoring the sport of beach volleyball. Of the 56 teams, three teams will be selected from the east region and three teams will be selected from the west region. The remaining two teams will be selected at-large from the teams across the country.”

    To be clear, the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship does not have auto-qualifiers from conference championships this year. Next year though, they may. It’s not clear to me though what criteria they will use to pick the field of eight, other than that three must come from the east region, and three from the west region. End result is that Hawaii is competing for one of five available spots on their road to the NCAA championship this year, and I haven’t found yet where it is clearly stated what the remaining criteria and weightings are to determine selection. Anyone have a better handle on this? Would appreciate being enlightened.

  13. blunite March 29, 2016 9:23 am

    The State of Hawaii holds Wahine volleyball to a higher standard than any other sport. How else to explain the governor’s State Capital honorarium to the men’s and women’s basketball teams for making the NCAAs.

    Wahine volleyball goes to the NCAAs every year (and even made it to the elite 8 last year;) but, unfortunately, no recognition from the governor nor the school.

    No matter, if the governor expects an NCAA championship then so be it.

  14. noblesol March 29, 2016 11:02 am

    The Wahine volleyball team received State recognition from the Governor at its annual dinner in January at the Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom. Reportedly a well done affair. Maybe next year they’ll want/need a bigger venue. One can hope. http://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/UH_Wahine_Volleyball.pdf

  15. blunite March 29, 2016 12:53 pm

    WVB making the NCAAs every year but only receiving official State of Hawaii recognition when they advance to the elite 8? Clearly, expectations are much higher where women’s volleyball is concerned.

  16. Cubicle1126 March 29, 2016 5:06 pm

    keep in mind also that there is tremendous up-side to the “business” of NCAA basketball. at least on the men’s side, even a single win in the tournament can be quite profitable: http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2014/03/20/how-a-single-ncaa-tournament-win-is-worth-1-6-million/#49b5ef4926ca

    not to say of course that the state’s “proclamation” honoring the men’s (and women’s) bball teams has anything to do with money. and i don’t see it as a slight to the wahine vball team. rather, it’s likely more to do with the “historic” nature of those appearances by the bball teams.

  17. Cindy Luis March 29, 2016 7:51 pm

    Mentioned the proclamation the night of the Wahine banquet.
    The Wahine have been recognized by previous administrations normally at their banquets. But this year was the first time I remember a governor showing up in a long time to do it personally. Usually they send someone from the office and it’s read during the banquet.

    They have not been held to a higher standard. They have gotten the recognition annually. But a bigger deal this year since Ige came, as well as Caldwell. and both stayed for the entire banquet, very much a variety.

  18. Cindy Luis March 29, 2016 8:07 pm

    new thread up.

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