Ups and downs of the AVCA poll, NCAA conferences POW links

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Penn State stayed on top, but there was quite a bit of shuffling in the AVCA Division I NCAA women’s poll that came out Monday.

Texas went from No. 4 to 2, USC continued to climb, going from No. 6 to 3, and Nebraska moved up a notch to No. 5. Florida, which was knocked off by Hawai’i dropped from second to No. 5.

Stanford dropped five notches from third to No. 8, while Hawai’i went from 16 to 12.

Colorado and Texas A&M dropped out, while Minnesota moved at No. 23 and Pacific entered at No. 25. Click here for the AVCA Division I poll.

In Division II, Minnesota Duluth moved up to No. 1. Unbeaten Ferris State improved to 9-0 and went from 13th to No. 4 and one of the nice stories out there, Alaska-Anchorage, now 8-0, is up to 12th. Click here for the Division II poll.

Mizzou’s Carly Kan SEC Player of the Week

The remarkable Hawaiian, just 5-foot-9, earned tournament MVP honors for the third straight week. The junior outside hitter has had 20 kills or more six times this season. Accordingly, she was the Southeastern Conference offensive POW.

On defense, the nod went to Tennessee’s Raina Hembry, the top setter was Adrien Wohlschlaeger of Arkansas, and the top freshman was Brenna McIlroy of Auburn. Click here for the story.

Big 12

Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu,TCU’s Regan McGuire and Oklahoma’s Alyssa Enneking took the Big 12 honors. Click here for the story.

Big Ten

The Big Ten honored seven players and the honors went to Iowa’s Loxley Keala, Michigan’s Abby Cole, Michigan State’s Megan Tompkins, Minnesota’s Daly Santana and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Mikaela Foecke and Ohio State’s Valeria Leon.

ACC

Miami outside hitter Taylor Scott and Louisville libero Molly Sauer got the ACC’s two awards. Click here for the story.

Pac-12

Samantha Bricio of USC was honored as the league’s top offensive player for the third straight week. Also recognized were Washington’s Lianna Sybeldon and UCLA’s Zana Muno. Click here for the story.

Missouri Valley

The Valley’s best were Abbie Lehman of Wichita State, Morgan Reardon of Loyola and Lexi Varga of Illinois State. Click here for the MVC weekly notebook.

Big West

Three for three for Hawai’i’s Nikki Taylor as the league’s offensive POW, the first time that’s happened in 20 years. Also honored was Cal Poly’s Adlee Van Winden, who also went three for three. Click here for all the Big West news.

Sun Belt

It was all Arkansas State, with Markie Schaeidg, Carlisa May and Paige Brown took the honors. Click here for the story.

Big East

The league’s POWs were Kayla Fitzgerald of Providence and Jaali Winters of Creighton. Click here for the story.

American Athletic

Most of the league is far away, but the honors all were in the state of Texas as SMU’s Avery Acker and Houston’s Olivia O’Dell got the nods. Click here for the story.

The MAAC

Kelsey Lahey and Lexi Millington of Marist and Hailey Riede of Rider got the nods in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. By the way, the website has video links to upcoming matches.

CAA

The Colonial Athletic Association gave its weekly honors to College of Charleston’s Melissa Morello, Hofstra’s Hannah Klemm and Michela Rucli, and UNCW’s Lindsay Hartman.

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