The AVCA put out their newest top 25 poll for women’s college volleyball on Monday, and it turns out that Marquette was in no danger of losing their status as a ranked team.
The Golden Eagles were #25 a week ago and went out to Iowa and came back with two wins to move to 3-1 on the season. In Monday’s new top 25, Marquette is still #25 in the country. Washington State is at #24 with 197 points, and Marquette was a bit away from them with 130 points. However, Hawaii earned 63 points even though they should not be getting votes at all because the Big West is not competing in this volleyball season. Oregon were the next highest team in the polling at 60 points. The point of all of this is that no one was close to overcoming the Golden Eagles this week.
Creighton is the only team on the Marquette schedule this season that’s also in the top 25 this week. The Bluejays are at #19 in the country now after sitting at #14 a week ago. Creighton suffered a loss to South Dakota at home over the weekend, but then went up to Vermillion and beat the Coyotes — in five sets after falling behind 2-0 — to sit at 3-1 on the year.
Illinois State has ridden their victory over Marquette to four points in this week’s poll. They’re the only team on the MU schedule that’s in the Receiving Votes section this week. I suppose it’s possible that someone else is in the group of nine teams appearing on only one ballot, but the AVCA doesn’t publish all of those teams and I’m not hunting through each individual ballot to check.
Marquette will return to action on Friday night. They’ll be tangling with Creighton, and again on Saturday, but the games will not count in the Big East standings. MU and CU are in the Midwest Division of the Big East, yes, but the games that count in the standings will be in Milwaukee later this month. First serve on Friday is set for 7pm Central, and the Bluejays will be streaming the match on YouTube.
You can check out the entire AVCA top 25 right here.