Anonymous | Posted: 27 Mar 2001 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011

Cougars Remain No. 1

PROVO -- The BYU men's volleyball team remained the No. 1 team in the nation in this week's USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll, as well as Volleyball Magazine's Top-10 poll, despite splitting a pair of matches last weekend against No. 5 Long Beach State. This week's poll marks the fifth straight week the Cougars have been ranked No. 1.

"To be honest, it's kind of a distraction," BYU head coach Carl McGown said. "Right now, we just want to be a good volleyball team and be the number-one team when the season is over. We have a tough road trip ahead of us and we can't be worried about who's number one, or number two. We have to concentrate on Pacific and Stanford."

BYU (15-2, 9-2) will travel to California this week, playing four crucial matches in a five-day period. The Cougars will face No. 12 Pacific (7-10, 3-8) on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31. BYU will take Sunday off before traveling to Palo Alto, Calif., taking on fourth-ranked Stanford (10-4, 7-3) on Monday and Tuesday, April 2-3. All four matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (PST).

Currently, BYU owns a one-game lead over third-ranked UCLA (17-5, 9-3) in the MPSF Mountain-Division standings. No. 2 Hawai'i leads the MPSF Pacific Division with a 9-2 league record. The Warriors will travel to BYU on April 13-14.

USA Today / AVCA Coaches Top-15 Poll

(Jan. 27, 2001)

1. BYU (15-2)

2. Hawai'i (14-3)

3. UCLA (17-5)

4. Stanford (10-4)

5. Long Beach State (13-6)

6. Pepperdine (13-6)

7. USC (10-6)

8. UC Santa Barbara (10-8)

9. UC Irvine (9-10)

10. Penn State (17-5)

11. Lewis (16-5)

12. Pacific (7-10)

13. CS Northridge (10-12)

14. Ohio State (13-5)

15. Concordia (15-7)

Recent Stories

Trent Moser to FIVB 2023 World Championship
Moser added to 2023 FIVB Men's U21 World Championship Roster

BYU men's volleyball freshman outside hitter Trent Moser has been added to the official travel roster for the 2023 FIVB…

Trent Moser on preliminary roster for U21 Pan American Cup
Moser added to USA Volleyball roster for the U21 Pan American Cup

USA Volleyball announced that 12 current and incoming NCAA men’s volleyball players have been selected to the U.S.…