Cougars Remain No. 1 in Both Polls

Cougars Remain No. 1 in Both Polls



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PROVO, Utah (Feb. 6, 2007)--After a 1-1 weekend against No. 2 UC Irvine, BYU remained the top-ranked men's volleyball team in both the coaches and media polls.

The Cougars (9-1, 5-1 MPSF) swept the Anteaters Friday evening before losing to UCI in a five-set thriller Saturday. Two of the five sets in Saturday's match required extra points with the Cougars losing the third set, 33-31 before winning the fourth, 31-29. UC Irvine's second-set win ended the Cougars' record streak of 23-consecutive set wins.

BYU handled the Anteaters Friday evening, 30-21, 30-22 and 30-27.

UC Irvine remained ranked second with BYU's next MPSF opponent, Pepperdine moving to No. 3.

The Cougars have this weekend off before heading to Southern California next week to take on NAIA No. 1 Cal-Baptist on Tuesday before taking on Pepperdine on Thursday and Saturday.

CSTV/AVCA Division I-II Men's Top 15 Coaches Poll POLL #5: February 5, 2007

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2007 Record

Last Week 1

BYU (11)

235

9-1

1 2

UC Irvine (3)

222

11-2

2 3

Pepperdine (2)

214

7-1

4 4

UC Santa Barbara

190

8-3

3 5

IPFW

166

8-0

5 6

Cal State Northridge

155

5-6

6 7

Penn State

144

3-2

7 8

UCLA

140

5-6

8 9

Hawai'i

96

2-6

9 10

Ohio State

88

8-1

11 11

Loyola-Chicago

77

6-3

12 12

Long Beach State

71

5-5

10 13

Pacific

62

6-5

14 14

Southern California

44

3-7

13 15

Saint Francis (Pa.)

14

5-3

15

2007 Molten/Volleyball Men's College Top 10 Media Poll As voted on by members of the national men's volleyball media

Rank Team Record Pts Last Week 1 BYU (8) 9-1 89 1 2 UC Irvine (1) 11-2 80 2 3 Pepperdine 7-1 73 3 4 UCSB 8-3 62 4 5 IPFW 8-0 50 5 6 Penn State 3-2 40 6 7 UCLA 5-6 34 T7 8 Cal St. Northridge5-6 23 9 9 Ohio State 8-1 18 T7 10 Long Beach St. 5-5 9 T10

Others receiving votes: Pacific, Hawaii, Loyola-Chicago

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