Pacific Women's Volleyball: Pacific Receiving Votes In The AVCA Coaches Poll
For the first time in two seasons the Pacific women's volleyball team is receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll. Released on Monday, September 13, the Tigers picked up nine points in the poll, picking up their first points in the poll since the October 8, 2008 poll when Pacific received eight points on the strength of their schedule. At the top of the poll sits Stanford which took over the top spot from Penn State, replacing the Nittany Lions at the top for the first time since the 2007 season.
Playing against some of the toughest team in the country in the first month of the 2010 season, the young Pacific Tiger team has proven to be among the upper echelon of the Division I world boasting a 6-2 record through eight matches. The Tigers have posted three wins against teams in the AVCA poll this season with their biggest victory coming last weekend against then No. 24 Arizona. Pacific downed the Wildcats with relative ease, dropping the 24th ranked team in four games. In addition to their win against the Wildcats, the Tigers have wins against Texas A&M and Santa Clara, two teams who were receiving votes in the poll at the time of Pacific's win.
Pacific will be back in action on Friday, September 17 when they take on Utah in Tempe, Ariz. at the Arizona State Tournament. The game is scheduled for 5:00 pm. While in Tempe, the Tigers will have another crack at the top 25 when they take on No. 21 Michigan on Saturday, September 18 in their final match of the tournament.