The Minnesota volleyball team moved up four spots to No. 12 in the CSTV/AVCA Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday, Sept. 1. Minnesota received 762 points in this week’s poll.
It is the Golden Gophers highest ranking in the top 25 since Oct. 8, 2007 when they were No. 11 in the nation. The four-spot leap was Minnesota biggest jump in the top 25 since it moved from 17 to 12 on Oct. 23, 2006.
The Golden Gophers went 3-0 on the week, and won the Bluejay Invitational in Omaha, Neb. Minnesota won nine of the 10 sets it played in the tournament. The Golden Gophers defeated host Creighton in three games, Texas A&M in four games and No. 21 LSU in three games.
Minnesota was among six Big Ten teams that were ranked in this week’s poll. Penn State is No. 1, Wisconsin sits at No. 10, Purdue is No. 18, Illinois is ranked No. 19 and Michigan is No. 25. The Big Ten has three of the top 12 teams in the top 25 in this week’s poll, and is tied with the Pac-10 for the most teams in the top 25 with six.
The Golden Gophers will travel to Honolulu to participate in the Honolulu Advertiser Classic. Minnesota will open at No. 11 Hawai’i on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 12 a.m. (CT). The Golden Gophers will also face Cincinnati on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. (CT) and Wyoming at 1 p.m. (CT).