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Dec. 23, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The final 2004 USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll was released Tuesday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association ranking the Ohio State women’s volleyball team sixth. The Buckeyes finished 30-4 overall reaching the championship match of the NCAA Minneapolis Regional. OSU began the season unranked, winning its first 19 matches. They finished second in the Big Ten, tied with Minnesota on match behind champion Penn State.

USA TODAY/CSTV Final Top 25 Coaches Poll Dec. 22, 2004 Rk School Total 2004 Last (First-Place Votes) Points Record Week 1 Stanford (65) 1625 30-6 6 2 Minnesota 1557 33-5 4 3 Washington 1474 28-3 5 4 So. California 1446 23-6 8 5 Nebraska 1352 30-2 1 6 Ohio State 1262 30-4 7 7 Penn State 1151 29-3 3 8 Hawaii 1122 30-1 2 9 UCLA 1115 20-11 13 10 Tennessee 996 32-3 9 11 Texas 950 26-5 10 12 San Diego 868 24-5 11 13 Saint Mary’s (Ca.) 810 25-4 12 14 Wisconsin 749 22-10 22 15 Florida 687 28-5 14 16 Louisville 684 30-3 15 17 Georgia Tech 669 27-7 20 18 California 496 17-12 17 19 Colorado State 458 26-4 16 20 Texas A&M 424 19-9 18 21 UC Santa Barbara 351 24-4 19 22 Arizona 275 19-11 21 23 Kansas State 189 20-11 23 24 Missouri 108 20-9 24-tie 25 Florida A&M 91 28-3 24-tie

Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots: Purdue 49, Ohio 44, Long Beach State 34, Utah 24, Wichita State 22, Kansas 21, Maryland 7, Notre Dame 5, Pacific 5, Santa Clara 5. Three teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of four (4) combined points.

2004 OHIO STATE POLL RANKING Date Record Rank Points *Aug 9 0-0 v 7 Sep 7 4-0 v 50 Sep 13 6-0 25 134 Sep 20 10-0 20 328 Sep 27 12-0 16 602 Oct 4 14-0 9 1,091 Oct 11 16-0 8 1,208 Oct 18 18-0 7 1,285 Oct 25 19-1 7 1,219 Nov 1 21-1 7 1,280 Nov 8 22-2 8 1,219 Nov 15 24-2 7 1,250 Nov 22 25-3 8 1,172 Nov 29 27-3 7 1,219 Dec. 6 29-3 7 1,241 Dec. 22 30-4 6 1,262

* Preseason Poll

v indicates received votes