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Huskers Drop to No. 4 in Coaches Poll

October 31, 2022

Nebraska’s stay at the top of the AVCA Coaches Poll lasted one week as the Huskers’ loss to Wisconsin bumped the Huskers out of the top three for the first time this season.

Nebraska (19-1, 11-1 Big Ten) comes in at No. 4, though the Huskers did receive one first-place vote after bouncing back from the sweep at Wisconsin to beat Maryland in three on Saturday night.

Texas (17-1) jumped back to No. 1 and received 54 first-place votes. San Diego (20-1) moved up one spot to No. 2 while the Badgers (17-3, 11-1 Big Ten) slid in ahead of Nebraska at No. 3, moving up two spots. Both the Toreros and the Badgers received four first-place votes. Louisville (20-2) rounds out the top five and received the final first-place vote.

No. 6 Ohio State (15-5, 11-1 Big Ten) and No. 9 Minnesota (13-7, 8-4) both held their spots despite the Golden Gophers falling in four at Wisconsin on Saturday.

Purdue (16-6, 7-5) fell two spots to No. 14 after losing in five to Northwestern on Friday, the Boilermakers’ fourth straight loss. They bounced back to beat Indiana in four on Sunday, however. Penn State (17-6, 6-6) also dropped, falling four spots to No. 15 after losing to Illinois in four and Ohio State in five, both on the road.

Michigan remained in the others receiving votes section, scoring one point less than last week and coming in at No. 28. Northwestern garnered a few votes again this week as well, slotting in at 32nd.

No. 8 Stanford (16-4) and No. 20 Kentucky (14-6) both held their spots while Creighton (20-3) moved up two spots to a season-best No. 13. After coming in as the first one out last week, Pepperdine (16-7) dropped down below Michigan to 28th after loss to San Francisco. The Waves have lost three of their last five, all to unranked teams.

The NCAA Division I selection committee released its second pre-tournament top 10 on Sunday as well, and despite their second loss, the Huskers still found themselves in a position to host at No. 3, behind No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Louisville and ahead of No. 4 Pittsburgh and No. 5 San Diego.

Four Nebraska opponents appeared in the back half of the top 10 with No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 8 Stanford and No. 9 Minnesota.

Last week’s results did drop Nebraska three spots in the RPI to No. 6, behind No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Stanford and No. 5 Wisconsin, but the committee still valued Nebraska’s résumé enough to keep the Huskers in the top four.

Nebraska won’t see another top-25 opponent this week as he Huskers host Indiana on Wednesday before heading to Northwestern on Sunday.

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