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Hawaii drops to No. 10 in volleyball poll

  • BRUCE ASATO
    Hawaii's Jade Vorster hits over UCLA's Mariana Aquino in the second set of the UCLA vs Hawaii volleyball match at Stan Sheriff Center.
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A 3-0 week that included a sweep of No. 10 UCLA and coach Dave Shoji becoming the all-time career leader in Division I women’s volleyball victories, had Hawaii moving down a spot in today’s AVCA Top 25 coaches poll.

The Rainbow Wahine (5-1)  fell to No. 10, their preseason ranking. Hawaii’s week included Shoji surpassing retired UCLA coach Andy Banachowski for in all-time wins and a sweep of then-No. 10 UCLA in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,300. Shoji now has 1,108, two more than Banachowski and 13 more than Penn State’s Russ Rose, No. 2 on the active coaching list.

USC (6-0), receiving 37 of the 60 first-place votes, jump two spots to No. 1. Preseason No. 1 Texas (4-1), with two big wins over Penn State and Florida over the weekend, received 16 votes in moving to No. 2; the Longhorns’ only loss came at Hawaii in the season-opener for both teams on Aug. 30.

Last week’s No. 1 Penn State (4-1) received six votes in falling two spots to No. 3 while Minnesota (7-0) remained at No. 4.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Minneota (7-0), Florida (5-1), Washington (5-0), Stanford (2-2), San Diego (4-1) and Hawaii. San Diego, which handed the Wahine their lone loss on Sept. 1, received the remaining first-place vote. 

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