This Year in Pac-10 Volleyball
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CALIFORNIA and USC ended the season ranked in the top three in the final AVCA Coaches poll, with the Golden Bears placing second and the Trojans in third. It is the third time in five years two Pac-10 teams have been in the final top three ... STANFORD ends the season ranked fifth, WASHINGTON was sixth and UCLA was 12th ... 10 Pac-10 players were selected AVCA All-Americans, the sixth-consecutive year the Conference has seen 10 or more players earn All-American honors ... Although the Golden Bears lost in the national championship game, it was the 22nd time in 30 years of the NCAA Tournament a Pac-10 team played in the title game. Six teams earned NCAA Tournament bids, with USC joining Cal in the national semifinal match. It was the sixth time in 10 years two league teams had advanced to the semifinals.