Beach Volleyball Holds No. 8 Ranking

by Grant Kauvar
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Beach Volleyball Holds No. 8 Ranking

BATON ROUGE – After going 3-0 over the weekend at the Green Wave Invitational and defeating two ranked teams in No. 19 Tulane and No. 12 Grand Canyon, the LSU beach volleyball team held the eighth spot In both the AVCA and DiG Magazine polls, announced Monday.

This is the 17th-straight week that the Tigers have been in the AVCA top-10. LSU has won 12 matches in a row.

LSU will host the Battle on the Bayou this weekend, which will also mark the end of the regular season and the final matches at Mango’s before the Tigers move into their new on-campus facility in September, 2018. LSU will face TCU and No. 11 Georgia State on Saturday before squaring off with seventh-ranked Florida State and Houston Baptist on Sunday.

The Tigers will then travel to Emerson, Georgia for the CCSA Tournament held at the LakePoint Sports Complex on April 20-22.

The NCAA Championships will be held May 4-6 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The top three teams from east and the top three teams from the west will make the NCAA Championships, plus two at-large teams.

 

AVCA Top-20

Rank    School                                2018 Record    Previous Rank

1          UCLA                                       30-3                 1

2          Pepperdine                              18-3                 2

3          Hawai’i                                     28-3                 3

4          Southern California                 17-8                 4

5          Cal Poly                                   22-4                 5

6          Long Beach State                   18-4                 6

7          Florida State                           19-6                 7

8          LSU                                         19-9                 8

9          South Carolina                        16-6                 9

10        Florida International               18-8                 10

11        Georgia State                          20-8                 11

12        Arizona                                    16-8                 15

13        California                                 17-4                 14

14        Stanford                                  13-9                 13

15        Grand Canyon                         11-14               12

16        Loyola Marymount                  16-11               16

17        Stetson                                    23-8                 17

18        Florida Atlantic                       17-12               18

19        Tulane                                     18-11               19

20        College of Charleston             13-6                 NR

 

Others receiving votes: Saint Mary’s, Washington, TCU, Florida Gulf Coast, Arizona State, UAB

 

Next Poll: April 16