Minnesota Ranked No. 13 in AVCA Poll The Minnesota volleyball team (1-1) was ranked No. 13 in the AVCA poll for the week of Monday, Aug. 31.
The Minnesota volleyball team (1-1) was ranked No. 13 in the AVCA poll for the week of Monday, Aug. 31. The Golden Gophers collected 842 points in the poll.
Minnesota defeated then No. 22 Kansas State (who dropped to No. 23 in this week's poll) in five sets on Aug. 28, and dropped a five-set match to then No. 3 Nebraska (who fell to No. 6 in this week's poll).
The Golden Gophers, who appeared in the top 25 for an 18th straight week, were joined by five other Big Ten teams in this week's poll. Penn State was ranked No. 1, Michigan moved to No. 7, Illinois was No. 8, Michigan State moved into the poll at No. 20 and Purdue fell to No. 24. The Big Ten and Pac-10 topped had the most teams in the top 25 with six apiece. The Big Ten also had three teams in the top eight and four in the top 13.
Minnesota will be back in action tonight when it travels to George Mason at 6 p.m. (CT). The Golden Gophers will wrap up their road trip at Navy on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. (CT). Minnesota will return home to host the Diet Coke Classic, where it will face Auburn on Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m., George Washington on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and No. 12 Iowa State on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m.