AVCA out with Poll No. 1 of season
Hawaii up from 4 to 1, slides the previous top thee down a spot each
2. Pepperdine. 3. USC. 4. Florida State
The Beach and LMU stay put at 4 and 5
And keep forgetting to put up this about the Aloha Invitational, April 24-25
It’s been on the UH schedule but now CBS Sports is involved with a national broadcast and falls the week before the AVCA nationals in Alabama.
Competing are Hawaii, Long Beach State, UCLA and St. Mary’s at Queen’s.
On April 24, play will consist of team competition, with five squads from each school battling throughout the day. The No. 1 teams meet in morning matches, with the two victors advancing to a winner’s match and the losers moving to a contenders’ match. The Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 pairs will follow the same format, with a team champion crowned at the end of the day and awards given to the second- and third-place schools.
Following play, current and former professional beach volleyball players will compete in a charity exhibition match.
April 25 is a a pairs competition, with winners crowned in gold, silver and bronze brackets. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the semifinals and final of the gold bracket, as well as the silver bracket final.
More info at AlohaInvitational.com.