Two wins last week did nothing to help Hawaii on the national volleyball scene other than to move the Rainbow Wahine into second place in the Big West standings.
Hawaii (14-5, 6-2) remained unranked for the third consecutive week, receiving 19 points in Monday’s AVCA Coaches Division I poll, three more points than last eek. That puts the Wahine outside of the Top 25 and in 28th place.
Long Beach State (18-4, 8-0) remains the only Big West team in the Top 25 for the second consecutive week, dropping a spot to No. 24 despite two wins.
Stanford (20-0) stayed at No. 1, receiving 59 of the 60 first-place votes, while Washington (21-0, 1 votes) moved up a spot to No. 2. Florida State (21-0) moved up a spot to No. 3 followed by Wisconsin (18-2), which swept then-No. 2 Texas over the weekend. It was the Badgers first win over the Longhorns since 1978, ending a 17-match losing streak.
Texas (15-1) dropped to No. 5. Rounding out the top 10 were Penn State (20-3), Colorado State (22-1), Florida (16-3), North Carolina (17-2) and Illinois (16-6).
In the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), Hawaii dropped one spot to No. 30. The RPI is part of the formula used by the NCAA selection committee to seed the 64-team field.
The Wahine are the highest ranked of the Big West schools. Cal State Northridge’s loss to RPI No. 165 UC Davis, dropped the Matadors from 19 to 32. Long Beach State is at 36 while the rest of the conference is below 100: UC Irvine 106, UC Santa Barbara 114, UC Davis 147, Cal Poly 191, Cal State Fullerton 193 and UC Riverside 283.