Monday, 11 December 2023

International Volleyball

VBM Super 16: After Nebraska, almost a complete rearrangement of top teams

VBM Super 16: After Nebraska, almost a complete rearrangement of top teams

Kentucky’s Brooklynn DeLeye attacks against Georgia. The Wildcats moved up three spots in this week’s poll/Tommy Quarles, UK Athletics

Nebraska once again got every first-place vote and is a dominant No. 1 in the Super 16 Media Poll.

After that, the only team that is in the same place as last week is No. 13 BYU.

Stanford moved up a spot to No. 2, trading places with Wisconsin, which fell out of the top two for the first time.

Louisville is up a spot to No. 4 and Oregon is up one to fifth. Penn State is back in at No. 15 and Kansas dropped out.

Rank, Team, Points (Last week)
1. Nebraska, 192 (1)
2. Stanford, 174 (3)
3. Wisconsin, 171 (2)
4. Louisville, 151 (5)
5. Oregon, 132 (6)
6. Pittsburgh, 130 (8)
7. Texas, 128 (4)
8. Kentucky, 96 (11)
9. Tennessee, 91 (10)
T-10. Arkansas, 71 (12)
T-10. Georgia Tech, 71 (7)
12. Washington State, 59 (9)
13. BYU, 41 (13)
14. Creighton, 37 (15)
15. Penn State, 25 (NR)
16. Arizona State, 23 (16)

First place votes: Nebraska received all 12
Also receiving votes:
Kansas, Purdue, Dayton, Florida State, Florida
Dropped out: Kansas

Previous VBM Super 16 Media Poll Results

Week 7: November 6
Week 6:  
October 30
Week 5: 
October 23
Week 4: 
October 16
Week 3: October 9
Week 2: October 2
Week 1: September 25

The voters

Emily Ehman @emilyehman) — Big Ten Network, ESPN analyst; former Northwestern DS
Ed Strong (@VBMagazine) — super Tweeter
Michella Chester (@michellachester) — THE volleyball voice of
Daniel Gillman (@DanielGillman/@SixRotations) — host of Six Rotations for the AVCA, Cal Poly play-by-play
Lincoln Arneal (@Lincoln_VB) — Nebraska beat writer for Huskers Illustrated and co-host of Volleyball State podcast
Sam Gore (@sambgore) — veteran broadcaster/studio host who does ESPN volleyball play-by-play, host of the Fifth Set during the NCAA Tournament
Mick Haley (@Michaelhaley6) — ESPN analyst, former national-championship coach at Texas and USC and 2000 Olympic coach
Dennis Punzel (@DennisPunzel) — Wisconsin beat writer for the Wisconsin State Journal, author of Point! Wisconsin
Abby Benton (@numberonevolleyball) — played at DII Catawba and DIII William Peace and has 48.6K Instagram followers and more than 90K on TikTok
Anne Marie Anderson (@AnneMAnderson, @annemarieandersontv) — Emmy Award winner, volleyball play-by-play veteran who works NCAA matches for the Pac-12 Network, Big Ten Network and ESPN; played at Hofstra, where she still ranks in…

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