Although Penn State remained No. 5 in this week’s updated AVCA Division I-II Coaches’ rankings, many of the top five teams switched around.
After sweeping BYU, the previous top team in the country, twice this past weekend, Stanford moved up three spots to No. 4. BYU consequently dropped two spots to become No. 3. UC Irvine (idle) remained at No. 2.
If it weren’t for Stanford’s outstanding weekend, Penn State very well could have cracked the top four this week for the first time. The Nittany Lions swept both Mount Olive and Cal-Baptist and are currently one of two teams in the country with just one loss.
Rounding out the top ten are USC, Lewis (owner of the Lions’ only loss this season), Ohio State, Long Beach State and Pepperdine.
Penn State has five matches with top ten teams left in its regular season schedule.
Here are this week's latest rankings:
1 UCLA (11-1)
2 UC Irvine (7-2)
3 BYU (6-3)
4 Stanford (7-2)
5 Penn State (6-1)
6 Southern California (5-4)
7 LewIS (7-3)
8 Ohio State (8-4)
9 Long Beach State (5-4)
10 Pepperdine (6-4)