Second 1-2 volleyball showdown of the season this week

By the Pac-12 Conference

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The Pac-12 is gearing up for another No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle. STANFORD took over the No. 1 spot in this week's AVCA Coaches Poll, leaving OREGON the opportunity to inch up a spot to No. 2 in the polling, setting up the big showdown later this week. The match caps this week's action and will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. PT. Both teams have more at stake than just their national rankings this week. The Cardinal is sitting alone atop the Pac-12 standings and is off to its best start to league play since 1998, while the Ducks are just a match out of first and looking to threaten the league crown with just four weeks remaining in the regular season. Each team has a match to play before facing each other on Sunday ... It is the second 1-2 showdown this season in Pac-12 play. Then-No. 2 USC defeated then-No. 1 UCLA in four sets back in September during the first week of league play. The only other year there has been two No. 1-No. 2 clashes in the same season in Conference play was in 1992 ... Also ranked this week are No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 USC and No. 8 WASHINGTON ... The race for the Pac-12 crown is still wide open, with four teams within three matches of first place and nine teams mathematically still in the hunt ... UCLA's Tabi Love was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, USC's Natalie Hagglund was selected the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and Stanford's Inky Ajanaku was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.

Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Colorado at Washington State P12N 7 p.m. PT

Friday, Nov. 2
California at #2 Oregon P12N  6 p.m. PT Colorado at #8 Washington P12N  6 p.m. PT
#6 USC at Arizona State P12N  6 p.m. PT
#1 Stanford at Oregon State  7 p.m. PT
Utah at Washington State  7 p.m. PT
#5 UCLA at Arizona P12N  8 p.m. PT

Saturday, Nov. 3
#5 UCLA at Arizona State  7 p.m. PT

Sunday, Nov. 4
California at Oregon State P12N  11 a.m. PT
Utah at #8 Washington P12N  11 a.m. PT
#6 USC at Arizona P12N  12 p.m. MT
#1 Stanford at #2 Oregon P12N  1 p.m. PT

P12N indicates live broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks & Pac-12 Now app for iPad and iPhone.


Recent Results

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Arizona at #2 Stanford    STAN, 3-0 (25-19,25-18,25-20)

Friday, Oct. 26
#5 Washington at #7 USC    USC, 3-2 (23-25,25-22,22-25,25-23,15-10)
Arizona at California    CAL, 3-0 (25-19,25-22,25-19)
#3 Oregon at Colorado    ORE, 3-0 (25-16,25-20,25-23)
Oregon State at Utah    UTA, 3-1 (25-20,25-12,19-25,25-18)
Arizona State at #2 Stanford    STAN, 3-1 (25-15,19-25,25-16,25-20)
Washington State at #6 UCLA    UCLA, 3-0 (25-12,28-26,25-22)

Saturday, Oct. 27
Washington State at #7 USC    USC, 3-0 (25-13,25-17,25-18)

Sunday, Oct. 28
#3 Oregon at Utah    ORE, 3-0 (25-18,25-17,25-23)
Arizona State at California    ASU, 3-2 (25-23,23-25,25-18,13-25,16-14)
#5 Washington at #6 UCLA    UCLA, 3-1 (25-18,25-22,22-25,28-26)
Oregon State at Colorado    COLO, 3-1 (25-20,15-25,26-24,25-22)

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