RAINBOW WAHINE PULL RANK
Hawai‘i received a No. 2 ranking after the first week of 2018 competition in which the Rainbow Wahine went 3-1 versus two top-20 opponents. Last week’s slew of matches included No. 3 UCLA; the Rainbow Wahine split with the Bruins including a victorious 5-0 sweep. UH has received a top-10 ranking every week since the Big West began sponsoring the sport and has been ranked No. 6 or higher in that time span.
Long Beach State and Cal Poly also appear in the AVCA Collegiate Poll at No. 7 and No. 8 respectively. This is the first time since week two of the 2017 season (March 13) in which three Big West programs appear in the national poll. LBSU was ranked as high as No. 5 last season while the Mustangs broke into the poll at No. 15.
MANLEY, SONNY RECOGNIZED BY AVCA
Cal Poly’s No. 2 pair and the Big West Pairs Team of the Week in Samantha Manley and Smily Sonny received AVCA/CollegeBeachVB.com Pairs Team of the Week honors after opening the season with a perfect 6-0 mark.