Saturday: early scores
6) Ohio State def. 23) Michigan 25-23, 23-25, 28-26, 28-26
12) BYU lost to Loyola Marymount 23-25, 25-19, 16-25, 25-23, 12-15
24) Louisville def. Virginia 25-22, 25-12, 25-21
26) San Diego def. Pepperdine 25-17, 25-20, 27-25
will update later tonight
Wisconsin just beat Nebraska 3-1 at Lincoln.
Nikki Taylor will be on the Leahey and Leahey Show. It is to air on KHNL at 6pm tonight and will be reaired tomorrow at 4pm on KGMB
#3 Neb upset by WISC @ home, 3-1. Cornhuskers suffer consecutive losses to Minn and WISC. HAW likely to move up in rankings coupled w #7 Kansas loss to Texas.
#4 WASH, #5 PSU and #6 OSU split over the week end matches. If #9 Minn leapfrogs #8 HAW (third time to be leapfrogged) it is a strong indication that there is strong resistance to advance Hawaii further in the ranking. # 10 UCLA and
#11 Stanford are right behind the WAHINE and swept their opponents.
Cal Poly up two sets to zip over LBSU.
Any wahine basketball fans out there?
I think UH Will end up at 7, outside shot at 6. Minnesota will leapfrog UH with its big win over the Huskers, probably end up at 5. Here’s what I think top 10 will look like, assuming the top teams win out rest of the weekend:
3. Penn State
10. Ohio State
Anyone else care to predict?
Beach just won the 4th set…Neither team playing very well…Not impressed by either team…
5. Nebraska still in the top ten after two losses at home? Makes sense, though, since the Big 10 seems to get a lot of love…
Hawaii and Nebraska may switch in my top ten depending on voter sentiment. Several top ten losses this week makes predicting a real adventure.
Cal Poly looks really slow…
7. The #4, 6, 7, and 12 teams all lost once this last week, so that mitigates NU’s drop IMHO. Plus what you mentioned.
6. I think you meant third set. Now in the fourth with LBSU leading.
11. Whoops! My mistake…
Interesting match tomorrow: Florida-Missouri…Gators healthy and starting to cruise…
CP and LBSU going to the 5th set.
LBSU over Cal Poly in 5, winning the last three sets and the match.
Man…with Poly getting better and better, this road trip coming up in November is going to be tough to get 6 wins. Especially with all our injuries right now, there won’t be opportunity to get players rest.
Cal Poly is going to be really good the next couple years…at least. Maybe 3 or 4.
#16 Agree, Mustangs are good and getting better. Nelson is really good setter. Unless we serve them tough and get them out of system, we are in for a real battle. Great win for Brian G. Beach had over 16 blocks but Mustangs kept firing away. Beach showed a lot of pride in the end to win at home. Great 2nd contact dump by Hudson to win it for Long Beach. We have a two match cushion!!
Am I the only one who will be cringing if the Wahine are ranked #6 or higher? IMO even being ranked #7 would also be a little bit of a stretch.
Even before all the injuries, I didn’t think they were a Top 7 team. #10 is probably the most appropriate. Even their current #8 is OK. But, it could just come down to the case of all the other top ranked teams losing and the coaches not knowing where to place Hawaii.
@ #6. Your first three are in the money.
4. MINN wins big on the road and WASH losses to Stanford at Maples. The Gophers ride the zip line to #4.
5. WASH. The Huskies fall to #5 after losing to Stanford on the road.
6. Ohio State. The Buckeyes win big at Ann Arbor and remain at #6 despite a loss at East Lansing.
7. UCLA. Bruins leapfrogs Hawaii (the 4th team to do so) and lands at #7 with two road wins including #25 Oregon. They beat Hawaii in their house did they not?
8. Hawaii. Wahine is idle and remains @ #8. Rodney Dangerfield. You bet! At this ranking level, Coaches get jealous and ornery.
#9. Stanford is rewarded for its upset over WASH and skips back into the top Ten.
*Nebraska free falls and mercifully halts @ #10.
3. Penn State
6. Ohio State
Just to stir things up, IMO, the Wahine are very fortunate to be ranked 8th by the coaches. They have not played or beaten anyone in the top 25 since their win over Florida. That was a long time ago. Meanwhile, teams in the BIG 10 (8 teams in AP top 25) and PAC 12 (7 teams in AP top 25), comprise 15 of the top 25 ranked teams, face ranked teams, week after week by virtue of the strength of their own conferences. So it’s really difficult to tell just how good the Wahine are. We got a small peek when they played the Beach which took the Wahine to five at the SSC. So let’s see what the Wahine do on the road at places like the Beach. Should they lose any of their matches, expect them to drop, not just one spot, but several.
H-Man, I was having the exact thoughts. While I believe that we have a top 16 team, I believe that we could easily lose one or two of our remaining matches on the mainland because of parity, because LB and CP are good teams, and because of the schedule. The lose of Annie was huge but if Greeley is not at top form we are toast in Imo. Nikki is a great player but she will need help from Tai and both setters. The middles and Savannah are solid. We shall see.
Florida crushing Mizzou right now…Carly Kan & her team both hitting negative…
With the current lineup outside production is sub .200; while digs rank #232 (down from #205 a few weeks ago). The middle shines but without the serving from TH and NT prospects are dim on the road. (Shoji’s setter change does little when outside hitters cannot beat the block.) Given the circumstances a system change may help.
We’re not ranked highly in the Digs department because Hawaii is the Top-ranked blocking team in the NATION. Nikki Taylor plays a vital role to the team’s success. With her in the line-up, blockers have to honor and stay with her opening up the OH a little. WITHOUT Nikki, the team is reduced from great to good. Long Beach was able to exploit some weaknesses when they played here in Hawaii PLUS they were playing one of their best matches of the year (probably due to the one week preparation time given for their lone match of the week). Keep in mind that Hawaii has NOT been at full strength for nearly a month now but have been able to find ways to win. Hoping the team heals quickly (especially Annie) because we’re going to need each and everyone of them if we want to go far in the playoffs. Go Wahine!
Team has to keep improving and win each game, one at a time. You expect to win, and the expectation is “Never Playing Not to Lose”. The only ranking any team should care about is the one after the national championship game.
new thread up for Sunday. Some matches of interest on Sunday including
No. 15 Florida def. Missouri 25-12, 25-14, 25-17
and No. 12 UCLA def. Oregon State, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 15-5
more sunday scores on new thread