Last week, Marquette found themselves just barely on the outside of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) top 25. Following Friday’s loss to Creighton, a team that was also only receiving votes in the poll, Marquette’s still getting votes in the newest poll, but just barely.
They have just two points, which would indicate that two different people gave Marquette their #25 slot. See, the AVCA doesn’t list you as “receiving votes” if you’re only on one ballot, so MU’s points had to come from two different ballots. Yay math.
MU is the very last team showing up on at least two ballots this week. Creighton had just seven points a week ago, but thanks to their win over Marquette and maintaining the course against DePaul on Sunday, the Bluejays are up to 15 points.
Southern California is the only other Marquette opponent that picked up votes this week. The Women of Troy are ranked #23 in the country, which is down from #21 last week. USC started out Pac-12 play with two losses, which is why they fell in the poll. The reason they only fell two spots is because UCLA and Washington were (and still are) ranked in the top 10 in the country.
Marquette returns to the court this weekend when they host Georgetown and Villanova on Friday and Saturday respectively.
You can check out the full top 25 poll right here.