Volleyball Ranked No. 2 in USA Today/CSTV Poll

Sept. 27, 2004

SEATTLE-- After defeating second-ranked USC last weekend, the Washington volleyball team took over the No. 2 spot in the USA Today/CSTV Top 25 poll tabulated by the AVCA. Washington received 1,573 votes and 23 first-place votes to pick up its highest national ranking in program history.

Minnesota continues to hold on to the No. 1 spot and received 1,587 votes and 40 first-place votes. Rounding out the top five are No. 3 USC (1,435 points), No. 4 Penn State (1,417) and No. 5 Florida (1,347).

This past week the Huskies opened the Pac-10 season with wins over No. 10 UCLA (3-1) and No. 2 USC (3-2) in Los Angeles. It marked Washington's first road sweep over the Bruins and Women of Troy since 1997 and just the second ever.

Other Pac-10 teams ranked among the top 25 this week are No. 10 UCLA, No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 California and No. 17 Arizona.

Washington makes its home debut this weekend when it hosts Oregon on Friday and Oregon State on Saturday. Both matches are slated for a 7 p.m. start.

USA TODAY/CSTV Top 25 Coaches PollPOLL #4: Sept. 27, 2004

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points 2004 Record Last Week1 Minnesota (40) 1,587 13-1 12 Washington (23) 1,573 10-0 33 Southern California 1,435 6-2 24 Penn State (2) 1,417 11-0 45 Florida 1,347 10-1 56 Hawai'i 1,330 10-0 67 Nebraska 1,262 9-1 78 UC Santa Barbara 1,159 8-0 89 Colorado State 1,129 10-1 910 UCLA 1,010 8-3 1011 Stanford 994 9-2 1212 California 843 7-3 1613 Santa Clara 651 8-2 1714 Texas A&M 611 6-4 1115 Kansas State 604 8-4 1916 Ohio State 602 12-0 2017 Arizona 588 8-4 1418 Texas 568 11-0 2219 Illinois 476 9-2 1320 Tennessee 403 12-1 2421 Louisville 359 9-2 1522 Utah 310 8-2 2323 Long Beach State 236 10-1 1824 Kansas 210 10-2 2125 Colorado 84 7-4 25

Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots: Florida A&M 74, Saint Mary's (Calif.) 67, Ohio 54, Michigan 41, Rice 40, Purdue 21, Pepperdine 14, San Diego 7, Pacific 4, Western Kentucky 4.

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