It’s time for some “Quicks & Bics” or a way to deliver some important volleyball items rapidly, or as the names imply, “quickly.”The Bic and the Quick both require exact timing and coordination between setter and hitter and both are deadly offensive weapons.
BIC 1 – PAC-12 standings, as of Sunday evening, 10/30/2016.
|T1||Washington Huskies||Seattle, WA||9-3||19-3|
|T1||UCLA Bruins||Los Angeles, CA||9-3||18-4|
|T3||Oregon Ducks||Eugene, OR||8-4||15-6|
|T3||Stanford Cardinal||Stanford, CA||8-4||14-6|
|T5||Washington State Cougars||Pullman, WA||7-5||17-7|
|T5||Utah Utes||Salt lake City, UT||7-5||16-7|
|T5||USC Trojans||Los Angeles, CA||7-5||15-8|
|8||Arizona Wildcats||Tucson, AZ||6-6||14-10|
|9||Colorado Buffaloes||Boulder, CO||4-8||12-10|
|10||California Golden Bears||Berkeley, CA||3-9||9-13|
|T11||Oregon State Beavers||Corvallis, OR||2-10||9-14|
|T11||Arizona State Sun Devils||Tempe, AZ||2-10||9-15|
Quick Set 1 – #14 Kansas upends #3 (Tied) Texas 3-2 (Net Set ranks). On their home court, the Kansas Jayhawks downed the Texas Longhorns by a score of 17-25, 25-11, 27-25, 12-25 and 15-10 to gain a tie for first place in the Big 12 standings. The two teams split the season series. With the win, the Jayhawks improve to 20-2 for the season while Texas drops to 17-3, as shown in the Big 12 standings below.
BIC 2 – Big 12 standings, as of Sunday evening, 10/30/2016.
|Big 12 #||School||Location||Conf.||Overall|
|T1||Kansas Jayhawks||Lawrence, KS||9 – 1||20 – 2|
|T1||Texas Longhorns||Austin, TX||9 – 1||17 – 3|
|3||Baylor Lady Bears||Waco, TX||6 – 3||18 – 7|
|4||Kansas State Wildcats||Manhattan, KS||6 – 4||17 – 6|
|5||Iowa State Cyclones||Ames, IA||4 – 5||12 – 9|
|6||Oklahoma Sooners||Norman, OK||4 – 6||13 – 10|
|T7||West Virginia Mountaineers||Morgantown, WV||3 – 7||12 – 12|
|T7||TCU Horned Frogs||Fort Worth, TX||3 – 7||10 – 10|
|9||Texas Tech Red Raiders||Lubbock, TX||0 – 10||10 – 15|
|10*||Oklahoma State Cowgirls||Stillwater, OK||None||None|
* – Oklahoma State University (OSU) does not play women’s intercollegiate volleyball.
Quick Set 2 – #1 Nebraska (Net Set rank) goes 2-0 for the week. Nebraska swept Illinois and Northwestern to climb to 20-1 for the season and 11-1 in the Big Ten. Right now the Huskers are playing some extremely good volleyball and they are the team to beat.
Quick Set 3 – #2 Minnesota and #3 (Tied) Wisconsin both down #9 Penn State & Rutgers (Net Set ranks). Minnesota’s Golden Gophers kept on rolling and the Badgers of Wisconsin also continued their hot streak as both they swept Rutgers and also defeated Penn State at home.
BIC 3 – Big Ten Standings, as of Sunday evening, 10/30 2016.
|Big 10 #||School||Location||Conf.||Overall|
|1||Nebraska Huskers||Lincoln, NE||11-1||20-1|
|2||Wisconsin Badgers||Madison, WI||10-2||18-3|
|T3||Minnesota Golden Gophers||Minneapolis, MN||9-3||17-4|
|T3||Penn State Nittany Lions||College Station, PA||9-3||17-6|
|5||Michigan State Spartans||East Lansing, MI||8-4||19-5|
|T6||Michigan Wolverines||Ann Arbor, MI||7-5||18-6|
|T6||Iowa Hawkeyes||Iowa City, IA||7-5||17-7|
|T6||Illinois Fighting Illini||Champaign, IL||7-5||14-9|
|9||Ohio State Buckeyes||Columbus, OH||5-7||15-9|
|10||Purdue Boilermakers||West Lafayette, IN||4-8||14-9|
|11||Indiana Hoosiers||Bloomington, IN||4-8||15-10|
|12||Maryland Terrapins||College Park, MD||2-10||10-14|
|13||Northwestern Wildcats||Evanston, Il||1-11||8-16|
|14||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||New Brunswick, NJ||0-12||4-21|
BIC 4 – Men’s volleyball gears up in Canada. As we know, there are two components to Canadian men’s college volleyball – the CIS and the CCAA. CIS or Canadian Interuniversity Sport, has 34 volleyball programs and is the sports organization that represents universities and larger schools in Canada. CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) volleyball will begin next week with a variety of matches scheduled across Canada. CCAA is the sports organization that represents colleges and small schools in Canada and has 52 men’s volleyball programs. Each division is a separate, distinct entity with its structure and championship tournament.
PSA, or Public Service Announcement.
Dates and sites for all four Women’s National Volleyball Championships.
|11/17–11/19||NCAA DIII||Oshkosh, WI||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh|
|11/29–12/3||NAIA||Sioux City, IA||Briar Cliff University|
|12/8–12/10||NCAA DII||Sioux Falls, SD||University of Sioux Falls|
|12/15–12/17||NCAA DI||Columbus, OH||Ohio State University|
Check the NAIA website for more details on the NAIA tournament.
Check the NCAA for more details on all three NCAA tournaments.
Division I – www.ncaa.com/championships/volleyball-women/d1
Division II – www.ncaa.com/championships/volleyball-women/d2
Division III – www.ncaa.com/championships/volleyball-women/d3
Well, that’s another week of volleyball. Hope you enjoyed some of it. But, don’t despair, more great volleyball is ahead of us. Check out tomorrow’s post because there will be changes!