Top 25 & Big West scores 10-19

Big West

UC Santa Barbara def. UC Davis 3-2

UC Irvine def. CSU Fullerton 3-0

Long Beach State (H) def. UC Riverside 3-0

CSUN (A) def.  Cal Poly 3-2

Top 25

1. USC idle

2. Florida idle

3. Texas (H) v Iowa State

4. Penn State idle

5. Michigan State idle

6. Washington idle

7. Stanford idle

8. Nebraska (H) lost to No. Purdue 3-1

9. Hawaii (idle
10. Minnesota H) def. No. 16 Michigan 3-1

11. San Diego def. Portland 3-1

12. Colorado State def. San Diego State 3-1

13. North Carolina def. Virginia Tech 3-2

14. Kentucky idle

15. Wisconsin idle

16 Michigan (A)  lost to No. 10 Minnesota

17. Ohio State idle

18. Missouri idle

19. Florida State idle

20. BYU idle

21. Oregon idle

22. Arizona State idle

23. Kansas def. West Virginia 3-1

24 Duke idle

25. Purdue (A) def. No. 8 Nebraska 3-1


  1. LC October 19, 2013 6:40 pm

    Neither CSUN or UCSB looked sharp tonight on BWTV.

    Would have liked to see both of them loose to give us some breathing room but it didn’t workout. I sure hope we don’t come out of this bye week lazy.

  2. hollycow October 19, 2013 6:48 pm

    Texas beat ISU 3-1

    Both Cal Poly and Cal Davis were up 2-1 and couldn’t close the match out.

  3. Vbfan October 19, 2013 6:50 pm

    It doesn’t matter what other teams do, just win out and they will win the conference. They probably need to win out anyway to host playoffs at home.

    UCSB and Northridge will probably lose somebody like Long Beach who they both still have to travel to.

  4. LC October 19, 2013 6:53 pm

    Got some RPI support from Texas,Portland State,San Diego and Wichita State today but no help from New Mexico State or Santa Clara who lost.

  5. UHfannva October 19, 2013 10:27 pm

    3. Isn’t hosting the 1st and 2nd rds done, UH’s rpi dropped to #10 after the lost to UCSB, so how they gonna host as they will surely drop more than 6 spots in rpi by seasons end as the big west is weak again?

    Just curious…

  6. Cindy Luis October 19, 2013 10:29 pm

    5. no, it will all depend on how UH does over the next 6 weeks and how UH’s opponents do through that time period. What UH needs to do is keep winning and for its opponents to keep winning.

  7. grace October 19, 2013 11:13 pm

    Gosh all the Wahine got to do is win when it really counts! The last match of the entire season. ( The Final Two).
    Everything else is just suspense! Host or no host, just win the Big One!

  8. vballfreak808 October 20, 2013 10:41 am

    Local girls Carly Kan and Loxley Keala and their Missouri team just beat No. 2 Florida in four

  9. LanaiBoy October 20, 2013 10:47 am

    Yep, Carly Kan got 13 kills, hitting .379 for the match. Loxley Keala contributed 2 aces and 5 digs as a defensive specialist. Missouri is now one of two undefeated teams in the nation. Both are freshman so they have a bright future ahead of them.

  10. Kazu October 20, 2013 12:38 pm

    Arizona Wildcats leading #1 USC 2-0 at Arizona. Looks like an upset in the making.

  11. LC October 20, 2013 12:50 pm

    Top 10 due for a big shake up come Monday. Nebraska,Florida lose and Michigan State lost twice. Arizona up 2-0 over USC and Stanford at Washington coming up in 10 minutes.

  12. Kazu October 20, 2013 1:12 pm

    Arizona sweeps USC.

  13. Maverick October 20, 2013 1:12 pm

    Arizona sweeps USC. Great win for Wildcats that also helps UH’s RPI.

  14. LanaiBoy October 20, 2013 1:19 pm

    Jane Croson had 17 digs; Arizona heavily depends on Croson’s back row defense. What is surprising is how many times Arizona went to Croson for back row attacks in out-of-system plays. What a season with upsets galore every weekend! A number one rating is a jinx.

  15. LC October 20, 2013 4:03 pm

    RPI help for the week.

    According to the experts the teams we played in the preseason either help or hurt our RPI depending on what they do and who they played.

    I’m assuming that some wins or losses can either hurt or help you more than others but I’m not a computer so all I do is track the wins and losses for the week.

    If I counted correctly this past week there were 16 wins and 5 loses by the teams that affect our RPI not counting Big West teams who obviously are of little help.

    The help that we have been getting so far has been pretty good , there are only a couple of teams who we’re not getting a lot of help from,namely UCLA and Santa Clara.

    Unless we screw up and start losing to Big West teams and we continue to get good support from those we played in the preseason I’m pretty confident we can stay inside that magical # 16 spot.

  16. LC October 20, 2013 5:39 pm

    Someone was asking about photos of the Alum match here are a bunch from the boosters club.

  17. Kazu October 20, 2013 6:02 pm

    LC: Thanks for pics. Great photos of the past players.

  18. vee October 20, 2013 7:35 pm

    LC and others who sent photos. Thank you much!!

  19. OrbitalRipZ October 20, 2013 9:00 pm

    It was a great week for Hawai’i to be idle. Do nothing and they will find themselves moving up in Monday’s AVCA Poll.

    [As for the RPI, someone above wrote that Hawai’i can expect to “stay inside that magical # 16 spot.” As we know from experience, staying inside the #16 spot far from guarantees being selected host of one of the 16 subregionals. Hawai’i needs to stay in the top 10 RPI — and while even that (RPI 1 ~ 10) is not a guarantee it’s the minimum RPI number that Na Wahine needs to shoot at to have a ‘reasonable’ chance at a subregional host bid.]

    Almost everyone expected Florida to run the SEC table. Except new-SEC kid-on-the-block Mizzou said NOT IN OUR HOUSE.

    Congrats to Mountain West’ s Colorado State Rams (17-0) and SEC’s Missouri Tigers (23-0) for remaining D1’s only undefeateds left standing at the start of Week 5 (for most) of the Conference Season.

  20. kaleiboy October 20, 2013 9:15 pm

    #7 Stanford lost in 5sets to #6 Washington

  21. kaleiboy October 20, 2013 9:17 pm

    UCLA sweeps #22 Arizona State

  22. kimo browner October 20, 2013 11:38 pm

    It will be moving day on Monday when the AVCA ranking are announced to replace USC, who were swept by Jane Croson & Company in Tucson on Sunday. It was the first time in 20 years the wildcats beat the #1 team in the country. Croson had a team high 17 digs to go along with 9 kills. It marks the 5th time a number one has fallen this season. Making its ephemeral coronation more jinx than charm. Texas, Penn State, WASH and USC have all had quick falls from the slippery throne.

    Texas (13-2) should hit the top again followed by Penn State (16-2) and WASH (13-1). USC will prolly land on #4 and Florida #5. Minnesota had two impressive victories this week on the road and will move up from #10. Michigan State #5 lost two on the road and likely will drop out of the top 10. Stanford split and may remain, but Nebraska #8 split @ home and will likely drop out of the top 10. Hawaii will likely remain at #9 or move up a notch despite being idle. The wahine win over #1 Texas remains big.
    The loss to UCSB @ home represents a red flag.
    Undefeated Missouri #25 will leap frog more than any other team. They beat the #2 Gators on the road and are considerably underrated.

  23. OrbitalRipZ October 21, 2013 3:43 am

    Re: 22 Apparently you did not read my post. Missouri defended its house against the invading Gators. And while they don’t get as much respect as they should in the SEC because it’s only the Tigers second year in that conference, Mizzou is hardly “considerably underrated” with a #12 RPI.

  24. kimo browner October 21, 2013 9:06 am

    orbital–thankz 4 the correction on the home site. my underrated assesment had to do with the tiger ladies coach ranking in relation to their rpi AND unblemished record…so, we agree. sorry, I missed your contribution.

  25. Cubicle1126 October 21, 2013 9:22 am

    from LC’s post — if the teams on the non-conference portion of Hawaii’s schedule went 16-5 last week, and continue to rack up wins like that … that will go a long way toward maintaining, and even boosting, Hawaii’s RPI.

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