Top-10 match headlines upcoming week of volleyball action

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Another weekend of league play is in the books for Pac-12 volleyball and the competition only looks to grow tougher for Conference teams. Entering the fourth week of Conference action, five teams are at an even .500 in Pac-12 matches, with all 12 teams owning an overall win-loss percentage of .500 or greater ... The upcoming weekend features two top-25 matches, including a close matchup between No. 6 Washington and No. 7 Stanford on Sunday that will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks. Both teams enter the weekend among the top in the nation in various statistical categories, and Stanford’s reputable blocking (3.03 blocks per set, first nationally) will face off against a .300 Husky hitting percentage that comes in at eighth in the nation ... Five teams are ranked in the AVCA national poll this week, with USC topping the standings for the second-straight week and third time this season. Washington and Stanford are also ranked in the top-10 at sixth and seventh respectively. OREGON weighs in at No. 21 and ARIZONA STATE at No. 22, while both CALIFORNIA and UCLA received votes ... The No. 1 Trojans leads the standings outright for the second-straight week, remaining undefeated in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal and Huskies follow closely, each with 5-1 Conference records ... Last weekend, WASHINGTON STATE earned its first win over a ranked opponent in head coach Jen Greeny’s tenure with a closely-fought 3-2 match over then-No. 16 Arizona State, and first win over a ranked opponent since 2009, the same year that WSU last participated in the NCAA Tournament ... Also highlighting last weekend’s action is UTAH picking up its fourth Conference road win, the most since joining the Pac-12 ... The Pac-12 named Carly Wopat of Stanford as the Offensive Player of the Week, Chelsey Schofield of Utah as Defensive Player of the Week, and Ebony Nwanebu of USC Freshman Player of the Week. It marked Nwanebu’s third-consecutive freshman of the week honor and fourth overall this season, which ties for second most since the inception of the award in 2011.

Wednesday, October 16

California at #6 Washington, 7:30 p.m. PT (P12N)

Friday, October 18
UCLA at Arizona, 6 p.m. PT (P12N)
Utah at Oregon State, 6 p.m. PT (P12N)
#7 Stanford at Washington State, 6 p.m. PT (P12N)
Colorado at #21 Oregon, 7 p.m. PT
#1 USC at #22 Arizona State, 8 p.m. PT (P12N)

Saturday, October 19
California at Washington State, 7 p.m. PT

Sunday, Oct. 20
Colorado at Oregon State, 11 a.m. PT (P12N)
UCLA at #22 Arizona State, 11 a.m. PT (P12N)
Utah at #21 Oregon, 12 p.m. PT (P12N)
#1 USC at Arizona, 2:30 p.m. PT (P12N)
#7 Stanford at #6 Washington, 4:30 p.m. PT (P12N)

P12N indicates lived televised match on Pac-12 Networks. 

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