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Sept. 13, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association has Ohio State ranked 25th this week. The Buckeyes are 6-0 on the year with tournament championships at Temple and Georgia Tech in the last two weeks.

Ohio State was last ranked in 2003 during the first week of September.

Ohio State returns to action Tuesday at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena when the Buckeyes host Youngstown State (4-3)

USA TODAY/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll Poll #2 – Sept. 13, 2004 Rk School Total 2004 Last (First-Place Votes) Points Record Week 1 Minnesota (31) 1559 7-1 5 2 So. California (22) 1506 5-1 1 3 Washington (7) 1411 6-0 6 4 Florida 1358 6-1 4 5 Penn State (3) 1345 6-0 7 6 UCLA (1) 1303 6-1 3 7 Hawaii 1284 6-0 11 8 Nebraska 1193 5-1 2 9 Illinois (1) 1071 5-0 16 10 UC Santa Barbara 1070 5-0 13 11 Colorado State 1049 5-1 10 12 Texas A&M 794 4-2 14 13 Stanford 787 4-2 12 14 California 708 4-2 8 15 Arizona 673 5-2 19 16 Kansas State 606 5-3 15 17 Louisville 561 5-1 18 18 Pepperdine 492 2-3 9 19 Santa Clara 482 4-2 17 20 Loyola Marymount 301 6-1 22 21 Long Beach State 274 4-0 23 22 Tennessee 216 6-0 NR 23 San Diego 207 4-2 20 24 Kansas 191 7-0 NR 25 Ohio State 134 6-0 NR

Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots: Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 132, Florida A&M 105, Texas 90, UC Irvine 52, Michigan State 40, Colorado 38, Georgia Tech 23, Ohio 19, Michigan 18, Purdue 8, Wisconsin 5. (Eight teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 20 combined points.)