Sunday, 3 December 2023

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VBM Super 16: All sorts of shuffling after Nebraska-Wisconsin as upsets abound

VBM Super 16: All sorts of shuffling after Nebraska-Wisconsin as upsets abound

Georgia Tech dogpiles after its win over Louisville last week/GT photo

We might as well use the same lead as last week:

Nebraska and Wisconsin remained 1-2. After that? Here you go:

Rank, Team, Points (Last week)
1. Nebraska, 176 (1)
2. Wisconsin, 165 (2)
3. Stanford, 150 (4)
4. Texas, 143 (5)
5. Louisville 128 (3)
6. Oregon, 121 (6)
7. Georgia Tech, 101 (11)
8. Pittsburgh, 83 (7)
9. Washington State, 75 (9)
10. Tennessee, 72 (10)
11. Kentucky, 64 (12)
12. Arkansas, 60 (8)
13. BYU, 43 (15)
14. Kansas, 28 (14)
15. Creighton, 25 (NR)
16. Arizona State, 21 (13)

First place votes: Nebraska received all 12
Also receiving votes:
Dayton, Florida State, Purdue, Florida, Penn State, Western Kentucky
Dropped out: Dayton
One pollster could not participate this week.

Previous VBM Super 16 Media Poll Results

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
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 the top 10 in blocks
Shelby Coppedge (@shelbycoppedge) — ESPN analyst, former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi DS
Lee Feinswog (@VBMagazine) — editor of

Voter comments

Anderson: When we look at last 10 matches before postseason play, both Georgia Tech and Kentucky are rising at the right time. Georgia Tech’s win over Louisville got my attention and I moved them up in the…

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