By Cindy Luis
Wahine up a spot to No. 8. 11. Missouri 23-0 surprised they aren't getting more love as Tsai would say
The Rainbow Wahine (16-2), who had a bye week last week, went from No. 9 to No. 8 in the rankings that saw a number of upsets create movement among the teams above them.
Texas (13-2), the preseason No. 1, returned to the top spot, receiving 44 of the 60 first-place votes. The Longhorns, who lost the season-opener to Hawaii, were at No. 3 last week.
Also moving up two spots was new No. 2 Penn State (16-2, 12 votes). Washington (15-1, 4 votes, jumped three spots to No. 3 while former No. 1 USC (17-2) fell three spots after being swept by unranked Arizona Sunday.
Florida (18-2) also dropped three spots to No. 5. The Gators were upset by unbeaten Missouri Sunday. The Tigers (23-0) went from No. 18 to No. 11 in today's poll.
Despite losing to Washington Sunday, Stanford (13-4) moved up on place to No. 6. Minnesota (18-3) jumped over Hawaii from No. 10 to No. 7.
Rounding out the top 10 were San Diego (15-3), up two spots to No. 9, and Michigan State (17-3), down five spots to No. 10. The Spartans lost twice on the road last week to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Hawaii (5-1 Big West) returns to conference play this week with road matches at Cal State Northridge (16-4, 6-1) Thursday and UC Davis (11-9, 3-4) Saturday.