Beach Keeps Top-10 Streak Alive

by Grant Kauvar
DiG Poll +0
Beach Keeps Top-10 Streak Alive

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Beach Volleyball team (6-2) remained in the AVCA Top-10 for the 26th consecutive week after it went 2-2 over the weekend in the Beach Burrow Bash at FAU.

LSU dropped from No. 4 in the AVCA and DiG Magazine rankings to No. 6 in both polls.

The Tigers defeated No. 18 FAU over the weekend, 3-2, along with UAB, 4-1.

The two losses over the weekend were to No. 5 Florida State and No. 10 South Carolina, two teams that LSU defeated the prior weekend when it went 4-0, defeating four Top-20 teams including three in the Top-10, and vaulted into the Top-5 for the first time in program history.

LSU will have a chance to climb back up again this weekend though when it travels to Manhattan Beach, Calif. to face four of the top five teams in the nation in No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 USC, No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 5 Hawaii. Last year at the same event, LSU became just the sixth team all-time to notch at least one victory against USC.

AVCA Poll

Rank School 2019 Record Previous Rank
1 UCLA (32) 9-0 1
2 Southern California (1) 4-1 2
3 Pepperdine 6-1 3
4 Florida State 8-1 5
5 Hawai’i 2-2 6
6 LSU 6-2 4
7 Cal Poly 3-3 7
8 Long Beach State 3-1 8
9 Florida International 4-0 9
10 South Carolina 3-5 10
11 California 4-1 11
12 Loyola Marymount 5-1 13
13 Stanford 2-5 12
14 Arizona 4-2 14
15 Stetson 3-1 15
16 Florida Atlantic 6-2 18
17 Grand Canyon 5-2 19
18 Georgia State 4-4 16
19 TCU 5-3 NR
20 Saint Mary’s 2-3 20