The Hawaii sand volleyball team left for California on Tuesday with a new national ranking: No. 2. The SandBows (6-1) dropped a spot after losing their first match of the season, a 5-0 sweep by then-No. 3 USC last Wednesday at the T.C. Ching Complex courts.
The Women of Troy (6-0) jumped two spots to No. 1 with defending national champion Pepperdine (6-1) dropping to No. 3. Florida State (10-4) and Long Beach State (3-2) remained at No. 4 and 5, respectively.
Hawaii plays at Pacific Thursday than in the Santa Cruz (Calif). Collegiate Challenge Saturday and Sunday. Also competing on Main Beach are co-hosts Santa Clara and USF, as well as Cal, Cal Poly and Cal State Bakersfield.