Top 25 9-7: Stanford loses, big wins for USD
Not to belabor the point but for those who have dismissed how good USD is, 2 good road wins at Iowa State tourney
No. 14 San Diego def. No. Illinois (H) 3-1 Saturday & No. 11 Iowa State 3-1 Friday
Now, can’t promise this is a complete schedule, some scores from Friday; they again don’ t have UH’s complete schedule, nor UCLA
No. 6 Texas def. No. 1 Penn State 3-2, 25-27, 25-17, 13-25, 25-21, 15-10
No. 8 Florida def. No. 2 Stanford (N) 3-1 28-26, 25-17, 18-25, 25-22;
No. 3 USC def. Marquette, 3-0; def. TCU 3-1; def. Northern Illinois, 3-1
No. 4 Minnesota (H) def. Ball State 3-0; def. Duke 3-0
No. 5 Washington vs. Canadian national team (exhb)
No. 6 Texas def. No. 1 Penn State 3-2
No. 7 Michigan def. No. 14 Oregon (H) 3-0 25-22, 25-22, 25-21
No. 8 Florda def. No. 2 Stanford 3-1; vs. No. 1 Penn State
N. 9 Hawaii vs. No. 10 UCLA
No. 10 UCLA at No. 9 Hawaii
No. 11 Iowa State (H) lost to No. 14 San Diego, 3-1;
No. 12 Oregon lost at No. 7 Michigan (H) 3-0
No. 13 Nebraska (H) def. Villanova 3-1; def. Georgia 3-0
No. 14 San Diego def. No 11 Iowa State, 25-17, 25-17, 28-30, 25-13; def. No. 18 Illinois (N) 25-21, 25-27, 25-20, 26-24
No. 15 Florida State (H) lost to No. 23 Ohio State 3-1; def. No. 16 Western Kentucky 3-1
No. 16 Western Kentucky (H) def. Florida A&M 3-0; lost to No. 23 Ohio State 3-2; lost to No. 15 Florida State 3-1
No. 17 Louisville lost to Wisconsin 3-0; lost to Northern Iowa 3-0
No. 18 Illinois lost to No. 14 San Diego 3=1
No. 19 Creighton (H) def. Northern Colorado, def. South Florida 3-0; lost to Cal, 3-0
N0. 20 Michigan State idle
No. 21 Kentucky (H): def. VCU 3-2; def. Liberty 3-0 vs. East Tennessee State
No. 22 Purdue idel
No. 23 Ohio State (A) def. No. 15 Florida State 3-1; def. No. 16 Western Kenucky 3-2; vs. Florida Gulf Coast
No. 24 North Carolina def. Dayton 3-0; def. Ohio (H) 3-2; def. Cincinnati, 3-0
No. 25 BYU def. Fresno State 3-0; lost to Oklahoma 3-2
Long Beach State lost to Air Force 3-2; def. San Francisco, 3-2; lost to Miami 3-2
Pacific def. Oklahoma 3-2
texas defeated penn st in 5
Those losses by Long Beach are embarrassing( the air force one especially)
The wahine again, won’t be helped by it’s league opponents in rpi, ugh.
Regardless of the result with USC, I think USD deserves a top 10 ranking. Impressive road wins.
2. Agreed. Big West not looking strong.
3. Definitely, I hope they keep taking care of business because they have a history( like the wahine) of getting duped by the NCAA committee.
At least the San Diego loss is not a bad loss unlike the loss to Cal last year.
It’s still very disappointing though, they should have won that match. If they didn’t blow that big lead in set 2, I think they win 3-0 or 3-1
6. Agreed that losing set 2 changed the match. If UH won, we would be talking more seriously about a top 5 ranking. What’s done is done so we can only focus on remaining matches. And while I am happy that Shoji has his record, I am much happier that the distraction of the record has passed.
6. at the time no one knew how bad Cal would be but agree it ended up being a bad loss
and do believe is Hawaii had just taken care of business in Set 2, it probably would have only gone 3.
Set two against USD I felt the team was just going through the motions. Winning set 1 so easily probably hurt them.
9. Also thought USD started to make some good adjustments. that said, UH had the momentum, a lead, a let it get away.
Had the momentum in the 4th as well, but let SD get too close…
Yea this loss still stings a week later , but I’d rather they beat Texas and Lose to USD , then beat USD and lose to texas.
At least they got that giant rpi boost of a win over Texas who beat PSU.
By the way future opponent Creightton is down to Cal 2-0, hope they can come back and win that one.
Re: 3 Nebraska (4-1) or less likely San Diego (4-1) will crack the Top 10 in Monday’s Poll — at the expense of the loser of tonight’s Hawai’i vs UCLA
Nebraska has no business being in the top 10.
Creighton got destroyed by Cal, I guess either Creighton is over rated or Cal under rated.
Beach lost to Miami in five…
thanks ORZ. was a cut and paste that i messed up
thanks JMY. it’s at the bottom of the top 25 scores
dang, had done a whole Big West scoreboard that didn’t get posted. oh well