Some Top 25 upsets 8-31, Nebraska loses

August 31st, 2013

Kind of giving up on pusting scores for the weekend but

Gonzaga has pushed it to 5 with Washgion. UW Set 5 15-9. wasn't that close. Was 8-3 at one point.

AVCA site is worthless. still has Hawaii idle with Texas only playing USD

but some upsets of note from Saturday (and late Friday)

10 Nebraska lost to Auburn 3-1

13 BYU (which I knew was overrated since their MWC Player of the Year is redshirting in vb to play basketball) lost to 25. Creighton 3-1, lost to Bowling Green 3-2

14. Michigan State lost to Pacific 3-0

16. Purdue lost to No. 4 USC 3-1 (this was Friday), lost to Western Kentucky 3-2

17. Kentucky lost to 18 Florida State 3-0 (Fri), lost to Illinois 3-2

24. Wichita State lost to Arizona State 3-0

51 Responses to “Some Top 25 upsets 8-31, Nebraska loses”

  1. Dedicatedfan:

    Good win for Creighton. Not a good loss by Wichita State. Just thinking RPI here, folks.

    Should the Wahine win the next 2 matches they should be in the Top 10, with the loss by Nebraska.

  2. Dedicatedfan:

    Cindy, went to AVCA site, see what you mean. It is like trying to navigate your way through a maze. :-)

  3. vballfreak808:

    Its okay Cindy, I'll do it!

    No. 1 Texas (def. UTEP 3-0), (vs. San Diego TBD)
    No. 2 Penn State (def. #19 Louisville 3-0), (def. Syracuse 3-0)
    No. 3 Stanford (None)
    No. 4 USC (def. #21 Western Kentucky 3-0), (def. Alabama A&M 3-0)
    No. 5 Washington (def. Gonzaga 3-0), (def. Portland State 3-0)
    No. 6 Minnesota (def. Georgia State 3-0), (def. Samford (3-0)
    No. 7 Michigan (def. Northern Kentucky 3-0)
    No. 8 Oregon (def. Bryant 3-0) (vs. Ohio TBD)
    No. 9 Florida (def. Duke 3-0)
    No. 10 Nebraska (lost to Auburn 3-1), (def. Saint Louis 3-0)
    No. 11 Hawaii (vs. UTEP TBD)
    No. 12 UCLA (def. North Texas 3-0), (vs. LMU TBD)
    No. 13 BYU (def. Marquette 3-2), (lost to Bowling Green 3-2)
    No. 14 Michigan State (lost to Pacific 3-0), (def. Virginia Tech 3-2)
    No. 15 Iowa State (def. Texas A&M 3-1)
    No. 16 Purdue (def. Alabama A&M 3-0), (lost to #21 Western Kentucky 3-2)
    No. 17 Kentucky (lost to Illinois 3-2)
    No. 18 Florida State (vs. Long Beach State TBD)
    No. 19 Louisville (def. Syracuse 3-0), (lost to #2 Penn State 3-0)
    No. 20 Kansas (def. Morgan State 3-0), (vs. Arizona TBD)
    No. 21 Western Kentucky (def. #16 Purdue 3-2), (lost to #4 USC 3-0)
    No. 22 Dayton (None)
    No. 23 Ohio State (def. Green Bay 3-2), (def. Liberty 3-0)
    No. 24 Wichita State (lost to Arizona State 3-0), (def. Utah Valley 3-0)
    No. 25 Creighton (def. Bowling Green 3-0)

  4. bowsfan:

    Who's the BYU volleyball/basketball players that is redshirting, same situation as Kalei. Basketball coach said no to volleyball this year. I'm glad Laura Beeman's letting Kalei still play volleyball.

  5. LC:

    Go read the write up on and tell me what you think.

  6. vballfreak808:

    4. That player is Jennifer Hamson for BYU and it was her decision. She was mostly recruited for that sport so she feels she needs to help her team as much as she can. But I agree, its a good thing Beeman supports the volleyball team.

  7. bowsfan:

    I only remember UCLA's Natalie Williams as a great volleyball and basketball player. Just googled her she won NCAA volleyball championships in 1990 and 1991, then in 2000 won a Olympic gold medal in basketball.

  8. vballfreak808:

    The possible upset matches now are No. 8 Oregon down 2-0 and down in the third to Ohio, No. 12 UCLA tied at one set apiece with LMU, No. 18 Florida State down 2-0 to Long Beach State, and No. 20 Kansas tied at one with Arizona

  9. RedZone:

    LC must have been a Texas homer.

  10. LanaiBoy:

    Long Beach state, if it beats both Illinois and Florida State, will go a long way to bring up the RPI of the Big West. It will also return a much desired rivalry with Hawaii with high anticipation all around for the match (e.g. large crowd at the Sheriff).

  11. jmy:

    Looks like UNI lost to both Utah & Utah St...Maybe the NCAA's love affair with UNI will end this year...or at least be on hiatus...

  12. Dedicatedfan:

    15-14 USD, TTO, Set 1.

  13. Dedicatedfan:

    19-17 USD, Texas TO.

  14. Dedicatedfan:

    22-19 USD, USD TO.

  15. Dedicatedfan:

    USD wins 1st set, 25-19.

    Texas looks kind of flat, or they are in shock. Like what are you doing, we are the defending National Champion, you are suppose to just roll over to us.

  16. Dedicatedfan:

    15-9 UT, TTO. Texas starting to wake up.

  17. vballfreak808:

    LBSU falls to Florida State in five

  18. Dedicatedfan:

    17. vballfreak808, would that help, or hurt, the Wahine RPI?

  19. Dedicatedfan:

    19-12 Texas. USD TO.

  20. Dedicatedfan:

    19-15 Texas. Texas TO.

  21. jmy:

    FSU just beat Beach...

  22. Dedicatedfan:

    23-16 Texas. USD TO.

  23. Cubicle1126:

    bowsfan -- another vball/bball great was kristin folkl from stanford. she was an all-american in both sports there. most will probably remember as part of that '96 team that defeated hawaii in the ncaa final. i know she went on to play in the WNBA after college.

  24. Dedicatedfan:

    Texas wins Set 2, 25-18, tied at 1 set apiece.

    After this tournament Texas goes home and plays Penn St.(#2), followed by Stanford (#3), the next night.

  25. Dedicatedfan:

    4-0 USD, 3rd Set, Texas TO.

  26. vbfan4life:

    btw...UCLA beat LMU in 4

  27. vbfan4life:

    Kansas also beat AZ in 4

  28. Cubicle1126:

    it's not just UNI that's gotten a favorable RPI rating ... UNI is out of the Missouri Valley Conference, whose teams have been rated surprisingly strong in the RPI. teams like creighton (altho they've moved to the big east this year), missouri st, and wichita st.

    in any case, it may be a down year for UNI. wichita st was actually picked to win the MVC this year. although wichita st lost to arizona st, they may still yet end up with a good win/loss record. they should have no problem doing so against their schedule. and they'll probably finish at or near the top of their conference.

    so hawaii having wichita st on the schedule should still be a good RPI boost.

    creighton too looks like it has a strong non-conference schedule, and they too should finish at or near the top of the newly realigned big east conference.

  29. Jkyoung03:

    Live on the East Coast here. Anyone know if there are full replays anywhere online?

  30. vbfan4life:

    Also former Wahine Croson led the AZ team with 20 kills in the loss and was named to the all tournament team. Will be great to see how we handle Jane and company when she comes back to the islands

  31. vbfan4life:

    That is the link that someone on VT posted for the wahine match against UT. I wasn't able to watch the live feed either last night. Wasn't disappointed in my decision to stay up till 1 am despite having to work today cheering on my Wahine

    Go Bows!

  32. Dedicatedfan:

    19-17 USD. Texas TO.

  33. John:

    Looks like USD giving Texas all they can handle.

  34. vbfan4life:

    For UH's sake, I really hope that Texas win this one and that Texas does well in their conference and help our RPI although USD is also a good opponent. I just think it will help us more if Texas wins.

  35. Dedicatedfan:

    USD wins the 3rd Set, 25-21, leads in Sets 2-1.

  36. Dedicatedfan:

    34. Even if Texas loses to USD, if they beat both Penn St. and/or, Stanford, next week. The lost to USD would not mean anything, since Penn St. and Stanford, have higher RPI rankings then USD.

  37. jmy:

    Texas looks tired & out of sync...

  38. vbfan4life:

    True, but with things going the way they are right now, that is a very big if for UT. Next week i think UT is playing Penn St, Stanford and Florida. That is one crazy preseason tournament

  39. Maverick:

    I wouldn't worry too much about a Texas loss tonite so long as the Wahine defeat UTEP and San Diego. The RPI formula reflects UH opponents' and the opponents' opponents strength of schedule:

    RPI = (WP * 0.25) + (OWP * 0.50) + (OOWP * 0.25)

    where WP is Winning Percentage, OWP is Opponents' Winning Percentage and OOWP is Opponents' Opponents' Winning Percentage (winning percentage is the proxy for strength of schedule).

    Because UH plays both Texas and SD, who play eachother, its pretty much a wash whether Texas wins or loses tonite, when looked at in isolation. Key for UH is to beat both.

  40. Dedicatedfan:

    13-7 Texas, USD TO.

  41. Dedicatedfan:

    39. Especially, when it comes to Texas's strength of schedule. They also play Penn St., Stanford, and Nebraska, before entering their conference.

  42. Maverick:

    41. totally agree on that

  43. Cindy Luis:

    4. BYU player was the WCC player of the year. Harrison? not the same situation as Adolpho. Player's choice, was my understanding . and she can play volleyball as a grad student. at least that is the plan.

  44. vbfan4life:

    BYU player = Samson the 6'7" giant

  45. Cindy Luis:

    3. thanks for the help, VBF and everyone else for scores

  46. Cindy Luis:

    Texas in a bit of a bad rotations, setter in the front row. it's 22-18. TO UT.
    sorry, wrong thread. see the USD-UT new one.

  47. Cubicle1126:

    maverick -- agreed. important for hawaii to win against SD. it'll help the 'nitty gritty' part of their schedule, when the committee will look at hawaii's record against top 25 and top 50 RPI teams. SD has a good chance of being a top 25 RPI team, imo.

  48. Cindy Luis:

    36. at this point them beating both Penn State and Stanford is a big question.

  49. Maverick:

    48. I would go even farther by saying Texas beating either Penn St. or Stanford is questionable. But you never know until the final whistle.

  50. Cindy Luis:

    5. I think it was ridiculous that they picked up the Texas SIDs rewrite which focused on Texas and not Hawaii winning

  51. AniMatsuri:

    Looks like that article is treating the Hawaii win as a minor fluke. Also kind of like "look! Barry Bonds got 5 home runs" while burying the headline that the Giants lost the game in the end.