Nov. 25, 2013
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The undefeated Colorado State women’s volleyball team moved up to No. 9 in this week’s AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll, released Monday. The one-spot rise in the rankings comes after a pair of conference road wins to improve to 27-0 on the season.
After cracking the top 10, at No. 9, on Oct. 28 – CSU’s first top-10 ranking since 2004 – the Rams spent the previous three weeks at No. 10. Nebraska, which lost at then-No. 25 Purdue over the weekend, fell from No. 6 to No. 10, allowing CSU to move up one spot. The Rams’ 1,008 points earned are 15 more than last week.
UC Santa Barbara, which CSU defeated in September, received eight points (31st). Pepperdine, San Diego State and Texas A&M have also received votes or have been ranked throughout the season.
All-time, CSU has been ranked more frequently than all but 14 teams in NCAA history, and has earned a spot in the top 10 a total of 63 times – including five consecutive weeks – a figure that ranks 19th among all programs. The Rams are 426-125 as a ranked team, including 121-23 while in the top 10. For a complete list of each top-10 ranking, click here.
As one of two undefeated teams in the country, CSU’s 27 victories are tied for sixth-most in program history. Already the Mountain West champions, the Rams can finish the regular season undefeated for the first time with two victories this week: vs. San Diego State (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. MT) and vs. UNLV (Friday, 7 p.m. MT). Prior to Friday's match, CSU's three seniors – Cayla Broadwater, Samantha Peters and Michelle Smith – will be honored, and afterward, the Rams will be presented with the 2013 Mountain West championship trophy. Tickets can be purchased here.