LSU Remains No. 1 for Second Straight Week in Beach Polls

by Grant Kauvar | Communications Graduate Assistant
DiG Poll - Week 3 +0
LSU Remains No. 1 for Second Straight Week in Beach Polls

BATON ROUGE – After sweeping the weekend in Fort Worth, the LSU Beach Volleyball Team (12-2) remained the No. 1 team in the AVCA and DiG polls for the second consecutive week.

The Tigers received all 11 first place votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll and 15 of the 17 first place votes in the DiG Poll.

LSU jumped to the top spot in the rankings one week ago after it defeated previously No. 1 UCLA in consecutive weeks. This is the 40th consecutive AVCA poll that LSU has been included in the top-10.

The Tigers have won 11 consecutive matches, including five against ranked opponents, and haven’t dropped a match since the first day of the season. LSU kept its winning streak alive over the weekend with victories over then No. 17 Arizona, No. 16 TCU, Missouri State and UAB.

This weekend the Tigers will be back in collegiate beach volleyball’s premier facility and stadium – LSU Beach Volleyball Stadium – where a college beach volleyball on-campus record 4,207 people came to see LSU defeat UCLA two weeks ago.

LSU will host Spring Hill, Southern Mississippi and ULM on Friday and Saturday for the LSU Beach Invitational. The Tigers have won all 17 of its matches at LSU Beach Volleyball Stadium since it opened last season. Admission to all LSU Beach Volleyball matches is free.

AVCA Poll – Week 3

Rank    School (First place votes)

1          LSU (11)

2          UCLA

3          Florida State

4          Hawai’i            

5          Cal Poly

6          Southern California

7          Grand Canyon

8          Loyola Marymount

9          California

10        Pepperdine

11        Stetson

12        Florida Atlantic

13        Florida International

14        South Carolina

15        TCU

16        Long Beach State

17        Arizona

18        Georgia State

19        Stanford

20        Arizona State