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Oct. 5, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (7-4 overall, 1-3 Big Ten, tied for ninth) travels to top-ranked Penn State (14-1, 4-0, tied for first) Wednesday and then faces Northwestern (2-12, 0-4, 11th), in Evanston, Saturday.

The Buckeyes split home matches last weekend, defeating Indiana 3-1 (15-2, 15-9, 6-15, 15-4) and losing to Illinois 2-3 (15-4, 5-15, 3-15, 15-9, 10-15)

LOOKING AT THE BUCKEYES

Ohio State, offensively, is led by Rosie Snow who averages 4.26 kills (179) per game. Dana Stearns ranks second in kills at 3.12 (128) per game. Stearns has the top hitting percentage (among the hitters) on the squad at .317. On the serve, Katie Virtue has a team-high 14 aces. Virtue is averaging 11.58 assists per game. Defensively, Snow has a team-high of 117 digs (2.79), while Suzie Stiling (4-25, .74) and Stearns (2-27, .71) each have 29 total blocks.

As a team Ohio State is hitting .252 and averaging 16.98 kills per game. OSU averages 1.90 blocks, 12.83 digs and 1.48 aces per game. Buckeye opponents are hitting .195 and average 13.50 kills per game. Opponents average 2.17 blocks, 11.21 digs and 1.61 aces per game.

SNOW TOPS 1,000 KILLS

With her fifth kill against Indiana, Rosie Snow became the 10th OSU student-athlete to reach the 1,000 career-kill mark. She finished the match with 10 and added 14 kills on Sunday against Illinois to raise her career total to 1,019.

DOUBLE-FIGURE KILL STREAK CONTINUES

Rosie Snow extended her consecutive streak of double-figure kill matches to 32 with her 10 against Indiana and 14 against Illinois. She now has 49 double-figure kill matches in her career.

SNOW ALSO DIGGING THE GAME

With 18 digs against Indiana and 19 vs. Illinois, Rosie Snow has become defensive in her play. Her 19 against Illinois is a season-high and is one short of her career-high 20 against Northwestern set in 1996. Snow has had five-consecutive matches with double-figure digs and has 34 career double-figure dig matches.

NOW HITTING, JEN FLYNN

Jen Flynn returned to the outside hitting position last weekend and produced 16 kills against Indiana and 17 vs. Illinois, her season high. The 17-kills fell one short of her career-high 18 set in 1996 at Northwestern.

STEARNS MOVES UP IN BLOCKS

Dana Stearns had five assist blocks against Indiana and three vs. Illinois, moving her up a notch in the OSU records book. She now has 236 career assist blocks and 255 career total blocks. Her five assists against Indiana moved her into seventh place in OSU career assists, passing Sara Daniel (1991-94) who had 230 and moved her into ninth-place in career total blocks, passing Daniel, who has 250.

STEARNS NOW 15TH IN KILLS

With a combined 27 kills last weekend, Dana Stearns has moved to 15th on the OSU career kills list. Her 839 career kills moved her past Erika Schlitz (1988-91) who had 816.

STEARNS BUILDING KILL NUMBERS

Dana Stearns has had double-figure kills in the last five matches and eight of the last 10. She has had 46 double-figure kill matches in her career

FLYNN 12TH IN CAREER TOTAL BLOCKS

Jen Flynn had six total blocks on the weekend (one vs. Indiana and five against Illinois) and now has 234 career total blocks. She passed Audrey DiPronio (1988-90), who had 228 in the all-time list to move into 12th place. Flynn needs four blocks to move into 11th place currently held by Holly O’Leary (1987-90) with 237 total blocks. Flynn ranks 11th in career assist blocks with 207. She needs nine assist blocks to pass No. 10 Margie Meyers (1984-87) who has 215.

STYLING BLOCKS, A CAREER HIGH

Suzie Styling had six assist blocks against Illinois to set a career-high in both assist blocks and total blocks. Her previous high in assist blocks was three, three-times and her total blocks high was five at Loyola Marymount.

HEAD COACH JIM STONE

Jim Stone is in his 18th year at Ohio State. He has a 388-173 (.692) record with the Buckeyes and is 219-92 (.704) in Big Ten play. His squads have won Big Ten championships in 1989, 1991 and 1994 and in the last 10 years has only finished below third once. In the championship years, he was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year and in 1991 was the Volleyball Monthly Coach of the Year. For the last 10 years, OSU has participated in the NCAA Championships, advancing to the national semifinals in 1991 and 1994. Stone’s coaching career record includes three years at Wyoming (1979-1981). His 21-year career record is 438-215 (.671).

THE DEAN OF THE BIG TEN COACHES

Head coach Jim Stone begins his 18th-year in the Big Ten at Ohio State. Closest to Stone is Mike Hebert of Minnesota who is entering his 17th season. He spent 14 years at Illinois and the last three at Minnesota.

TELEVISION COVERAGE

The Buckeyes are scheduled for eight televised matches this season. OSU’s Nov. 5 match at Illinois will be carried by ESPN2. Broadcast of the match will be Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Ohio State also will take part in the Fox Sports Chicago Big Ten package. OSU’s match against Michigan Nov. 14 will be broadcast at 5 p.m. Eastern that day.

Ohio State also will have six matches produced by Central Ohio SPORT! Television. The following matches will be broadcasted by tape delay: Temple match Sept. 21 and 22, Illinois Oct. 5 and 6, Iowa Oct. 24 and 26, Penn State Oct. 28 and 29, Michigan State Nov. 13 and 14, Wisconsin Nov. 28 and 29. The matches will be replayed at 7 p.m. on Insight Communications (Ch. 36) and Time Warner (Ch. 24).

NEW LOOK FLOOR AT ST. JOHN ARENA

After 42 years of having a basketball floor painted on the floor of St. John Arena, a new look greets the 1999 season of volleyball. Earlier this year, the floor of St. John Arena was sanded down to removed the basketball court markings. In its place is a painted volleyball court for use by the women’s and men’s teams.

BUCKEYES MAKE THE GRADE

Ohio State had four student-athletes honored by the Big Ten for their academic standing. Angelee Abbring, Jen Flynn, Laura Stalling and Dana Stearns were honored as Academic All-Big Ten selections. In addition, six players were honored as Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Award Winners. Included with the four players listed above were freshmen Erin Baker and Carey Cavanaugh.

NATIONAL TEAM CONNECTION

Former Buckeye Laura Davis (1991-94) continues in volleyball as a member of the United States National team. She plays the libero position, a back-row only player. Davis, a two-time All-American, was the 1994 National Player of the Year. Jenny Jackson (1992-95), a member of the national team for the past several years left the team earlier this year to pursue a career in engineering. Jackson was a 1994 All-American and a three-time All-Big Ten selection.

IN THE PROFESSIONAL RANKS

Two former OSU players, Tricia Stragliotto (1993-95) and Vanessa Wouters (1996-97) are currently playing professionally in Europe. Stragliotto, a 1995 All-American and a three-time All-Big Ten pick is playing in Italy while Wouters, a 1995 All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year is playing in Germany.

HOLLY O’LEARY ENTERS HALL OF FAME

Former Buckeye Holly O’Leary (1987-90) of Cincinnati, Ohio was inducted into the Ohio State Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 10. A two-time all-American, O’Leary was the 1989 Big Ten Player of the Year and helped OSU win the 1989 Big Ten Championship. She will join former players Mary Ormsby (1977-80), Lisa Bettio (1982-85) and Karen Alsbrooks (1976-79) in the Hall of Fame.

NCAA HISTORY

Ohio State has appeared in 10-consecutive NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes have advanced to the regional level seven times and twice (1991 and 1994) has reached the national semifinals. Overall the Buckeyes have a 13-10 (.565) record in NCAA play. OSU’s trips to the national semifinals included regional championship wins over Nebraska and Long Beach State on their courts.

NEXT UP FOR THE BUCKEYES

Ohio State continues a four-match road stint with a Friday match at Wisconsin and then Saturday at Purdue.

A LOOK AT THE BUCKEYES

#10 ANGELEE ABBRING

(’99, .250, 0.80 kpg, .2 bpg) ’99 Played in 2 matches…had 2 kills and an assist block against Houston. ’98 Academic All-Big Ten…OSU Scholar-Athlete…18 matches with double-figure kills…4 matches with 20 or more kills…career-high 23 kills twice (Minnesota, Purdue)…mid-season back injury slowed her.

#4 ERIN BAKER

(’98, -.073, .59 kpg, .45 bpg) ’99 Has not played. ’98 Career-highs of 5 kills, 4 aces and 5 digs (Minnesota)…career-high 6 assist blocks (Purdue).

#8 ANNE BOTICA

(’99, .111, 1.11 kpg, .89 dpg) ’99 Played in 10 matches…season highs of 7 kills at Michigan and 6 digs vs. Boise State and at Michigan. ’98 Career-highs of 14 kills and digs vs. Texas Tech, double-figure digs in 3 of last 5 matches, ending the season with a streak of 3-consecutive double-figure kill matches.

#12 SUE CALLIGARIS

(’99 .237, 1.52 kpg, 1.45 dpg, .79 bpg) ’99 Played in 9 matches, starting 6…career-high 9 kills and 14 digs at Michigan State…career-high 6 assist blocks against Boise State and Temple…hit .857 of 6 of 7 kills against Temple.

#13 NIKKI CISCO

(’99, 1.10 dpg) ’99 Played in 11 matches…season-high 6 digs against Indiana. ’98 A third-generation OSU student-athlete…career-high 18 digs (Florida).

#15 SHELLY DRAEGER

(’99, .235, 2.85 kpg, 1.36 dpg, .41 bpg) ’99 Started all 11 matches…career-highs of 18 kills at Michigan and 11 digs against Loyola Marymount. ’98 (HS) Wisconsin Player of the Year…first team all-state (’97-’98).

#11 JEN FLYNN

(’99, .300, 2.71 kpg, 2.20 dpg, .39 bpg, .29 acepg) ’99 Started all 11 matches…named to All-Tournament team at LMU Furama Volleyball Classic…started both matches at outside hitter…season-high 17 kills against Illinois…starting setter for first 2 matches, set half the Michigan match and the entire Michigan State match…preseason All-Big Ten selection at setter. ’98 Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete…starting setter but played at outside hitter in several matches…played with the USA World University Games squad during the past summer.

#6 SABRINA MEYERS

(first season) ’99 Has not played…an Honors Program student-athlete. ’98 Has played all positions…all-state selection…squad was 3-time district champion and won regional as a sophomore…club was Maple City.

#1 SHELLYE SILLS

(’99, .250, .50 kpg, .50 bpg) ’99 Played in 2 matches…had a kill and a block assist against Temple. ’98 OSU career leader in blocks per game at 1.26…ranked 5th in Big Ten with 1.28 blocks per game…career-high 10 blocks (1-9) equaled against Northwestern.

#2 ROSIE SNOW

(’99, .262, 4.26 kpg, 2.79 dpb, .36 bpg, .24 acepg) ’99 Started all 11 matches…has double-figure kills in last 32 matches…season-high 32 kills at Michigan…season-high 19 digs against Illinois…hit .632 at Dayton…has 1,019 career kills. ’98 All-Big Ten selection…Big Ten Player of the Week for wins over Florida and UCLA…ranked 13th nationally with a 5.09 kills per game average.

#5 BRIANNE SPIERS

(’99, 1.25 dpg) ’99 Played in 8 matches…knee injury against Michigan is being examined…will play as a defensive specialists this season…season-high 8 digs at Michigan. ’98 Played in 14 matches including first 6 then missed 14 with a stress fracture of her cervix…career-high 15 kills against Florida in Hawaii…hitting a career-high .650 in that match…was limited to back row play after missed matches until the last 3…fifth-year senior after missing ’97 because of two operations.

#14 LAURA STALLING

(’98, .287, 1.03 kpg, 1.24 bpg) ’99 Has not played, a high-ankle sprain in practice has caused her to miss the first 9 matches of the season. ’98 Academic All-Big Ten…OSU Scholar-Athlete…career-highs of 7 kills (Indiana) and 7 assist blocks (Michigan).

#7 DANA STEARNS

(’99, .317, 3.12 kpg, 1.61 dpg, .71 bpg) ’99 Started all 11 matches…season-highs of 18 kills and 10 digs against Houston and Michigan…season-high .588 (13-3-17) at Pittsburgh. ’98 Academic All-Big Ten…OSU Scholar-Athlete…Big Ten Player of the Week against Indiana and Northwestern…career-high 24 kills (Purdue, Texas Tech).

#9 SUZIE STILING

(’99, .112, 2.05 kpg, .90 dpg, .74 bpg) ’99 Played in all 11 matches, starting 4…career-high of 13 kills at Akron and Loyola Marymount…career-high 6 digs at Akron…career-high six assist blocks against Illinois. ’98 (HS) honorable mention all-state…conference and team MVP…club was Sports Performance.

#3 KATIE VIRTUE

(’99, .356, .92 kpg, 11.58 astpg, 1.42 dpg, .36 bpg) ’99 Played in all 11 matches, starting 8…career-high 67 assists against Loyola Marymount…career-high of 11 digs in the Loyola and Houston matches…had 4 aces against Houston. ’98 (HS) state champions…’97 conference player of the year…Chicago Tribune first team all-state…club was Sports Performance…member of ’98 USA Junior National Team that won gold medal at NORCECA Championships in Mexico.

A LOOK AT PENN STATE

The Nittany Lions have won 14 consecutive matches and have an NCAA record home winning streak of 68 matches. Lauren Cacciamani provides the offense with a 4.73 kill per game average and is hitting a team-high .402. She also is the top blocker with a 1.40 average. Carrie Schonveld leads the team in ace serves with 20. Bonnie Bremner runs the offense and has a 12.16 assist per game mark. Defensively, Amanda Rome averages a team-high 3.44 digs per game.

Penn State is hitting .322 as a team and averages 15.54 kills per game. They average 3.36 blocks, 15.44 digs and 1.44 aces per game. Nittany Lion opponents are hitting .129 and average 12.67 kills per game. Opponents average 1.93 blocks, 13.71 digs and .83 aces per game.

THE PENN STATE SERIES

Penn State leads the series 17-9. In the last 18 matches (since 1991) each team has won nine. The Nittany Lions currently have a six-match winning streak. OSU has won only three of 11 matches at Penn State. The Buckeyes are one of three teams that have won nine or more matches against Penn State. The others included Nebraska with nine wins and four losses and Pittsburgh with 16 wins and 27 losses.

Ohio State-Penn State since 1991 91 W A 3-2 12-15, 6-15, 17-16, 15-5, 18-16 91 W H 3-0 15-13, 15-9, 15-7 91 W N 3-2 13-15, 15-9, 11-15, 15-5, 15-11 92 L H 0-3 16-18, 8-15, 13-15 92 L A 0-3 8-15, 8-15, 11-15 93 L A 0-3 7-15, 12-15, 2-15 93 W H 3-2 12-15, 12-15, 15-2, 18-16, 17-15 94 W A 3-1 18-16, 15-9, 15-17, 15-13 94 W H 3-1 15-9, 15-3, 4-15, 15-9 95 W H *41-36 12-8, 11-7, 18-21 (OT) 95 W A 3-0 15-5, 16-14, 15-13 96 W H *3-2 8-17, 10-11, 14-10, 17-10, 17-15 96 L A 1-3 15-6, 4-15, 12-15, 5-15 97 L H 0-3 1-15, 8-15, 6-15 97 L A 0-3 7-15, 4-15, 13-15 97 L A 0-3 4-15, 4-15, 10-15 98 L A 0-3 1-15, 3-15, 3-15 98 L H 0-3 5-15, 9-15, 9-15

A LOOK AT NORTHWESTERN

The Wildcats top hitter is Carmen Burbach with a 2.80 kills per game average. Kitty Owen is the top percentage hitter on the squad at .226. Jennifer Zagorski leads the team in ace serves with 22 while setter Kelli Meyer averages 10.37 assists per game. Defensively, Zagorski is the team leader in digs with a 3.19 per game average and Owen is the top blocker with a .92 average.

Northwestern is hitting .175 and averages 13.44 kills per game. They average 1.74 blocks, 12.52 digs and 1.63 aces per game. Wildcat opponents are hitting .243 and average 14.98 kills per game. Opponents average 2.45 blocks, 14.25 digs and 1.87 aces per game.

THE NORTHWESTERN SERIES

Ohio State has a 32-9 series lead. OSU lost at Northwestern last season stopping an 18-match winning streak against the Wildcats. The Buckeyes are 11-5 in Evanston and have won the nine of the last 10 matches at Northwestern.

Ohio State-Northwestern since 1991 91 W H 3-0 15-4, 15-8, 15-8 91 W A 3-0 15-10, 15-7, 15-10 92 W H 3-1 10-15, 15-4, 15-12, 15-4 92 W A 3-1 10-15, 15-5, 15-5, 15-10 93 W A 3-0 15-11, 15-8, 15-6 93 W H 3-0 15-4, 15-4, 15-4 94 W A 3-0 15-8, 15-4, 15-2 94 W H 3-0 15-10, 15-3, 15-5 95 W A 3-0 15-5, 15-9, 15-9 95 W H 3-0 15-9, 15-12, 15-2 96 W A* 3-1 12-14, 23-9, 22-11, 17-7 96 W H 3-0 15-3, 15-3, 15-6 97 W H 3-0 15-9, 15-13, 15-6 97 W A 3-0 15-11, 15-5, 15-3 98 L A 1-3 12-15, 16-14, 10-15, 7-15 98 W H 3-0 15-5, 15-2, 15-9 Big Ten experimental TV format

COMPARING THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS (all matches) PSU OSU NOR Record 14-1 7-4 2-12 Games 52 42 52 Hitting % .322 .252 .175 Kills pg 15.54 16.98 13.44 Assist pg 14.27 15.48 11.94 Aces pg 1.44 1.48 1.63 Digs pg 15.44 12.83 12.52 Blocks pg 3.36 1.90 1.74

BIG TEN STANDINGS (Oct. 4) Conf. All 1 Penn State 4-0 14- 1 Minnesota 4-0 13- 3 3 Wisconsin 3-1 10- 4 Illinois 3-1 7- 3 5 Purdue 2-2 10- 3 Iowa 2-2 3- 8 7 Indiana 1-3 10- 3 Michigan State 1-3 11- 5 Michigan 1-3 8- 4 Ohio State 1-3 7- 4 11 Northwestern 0-4 2-12

Matches This Week 5 Michigan at Notre Dame 6 Ohio State at Penn State 8 Purdue at Illinois Wisconsin at Indiana Iowa at Michigan State Minnesota at Michigan Penn State at Northwestern 9 Wisconsin at Illinois Purdue at Indiana Iowa at Michigan Minnesota at Michigan State Ohio State at Northwestern

OHIO STATE IN THE POLLS Record AVCA VB Mag. Preseason 0-0 17 16 Sept. 6 1-0 14 15 Sept. 13 3-1 18 15 Sept. 20 6-1 18t 15 Sept. 27 6-3 25 NR Oct. 4 7-4 NR NR

BIG TEN INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (Conference Matches) as of Oct. 4

Hitting 1 Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State .444 2 Maegan Peterson, Purdue .435 3 Lydia Gard, Illinois .403 4 Charnette Fair, Minnesota .362 5 Kelly Kennedy, Wisconsin .355

Kills 1 Aneska Arosarena, Purdue 7.07 2 Nicole Branagh, Minnesota 6.31 3 Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State 5.36 4 Julie Doud, Purdue 4.93 7 Rosie Snow, Ohio State 4.39

Assists 1 Taryn Catlin, Purdue 15.67 2 Shannon Melka, Michigan 13.00 3 Bonnie Bremner, Penn State 12.43 4 Melissa Beitz, Illinois 11.75 5 Laura Gardner, Indiana 11.08

Blocks 1 Charnette Fair, Minnesota 2.75 2 Angela Morley, Michigan State 1.87 3 Linda Shudlick, Minnesota 1.69 4 Stephanie Hagen, Minnesota 1.69 5 Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State 1.64

Aces 1 Julie Williams, Iowa 1.00 2 Cydryce Carter, Indiana .50 3 Laura Gardner, Indiana .50 4 Leilani Schlottfeldt, Penn State .50 6 Katie Virtue, Ohio State .47

Digs 1 Nicole Branagh, Minnesota 4.54 2 Yvonne Wichert, Minnesota 4.38 3 Nicole Kacor, Michigan 4.00 4 Anoska Arosarena, Purdue 3.93 7 Rosie Snow, Ohio State 3.33

BIG TEN TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS

Team Hitting 1 Penn State .327 2 Minnesota .293 7 Ohio State .210

Team Kills 1 Purdue 20.07 2 Minnesota 18.46 5 Ohio State 15.83

Team Assists 1 Purdue 16.00 2 Minnesota 17.38 5 Ohio State 14.39

Team Blocks 1 Minnesota 4.92 2 Penn State 4.07 9 Ohio State 1.89

Team Aces 1 Indiana 2.07 2 Iowa 2.00 8 Ohio State 1.11

Team Digs 1 Purdue 18.20 2 Minnesota 17.92 9 Ohio State 12.11

BIG TEN INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (all matches) as of Oct. 4

Hitting 1 Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State .402 2 Jessica Sanborn, Michigan State .396 3 Linda Shudlick, Minnesota .379 9 Dana Stearns, Ohio State .317 14 Jen Flynn, Ohio State .300

Kills 1 Aneska Arosarena, Purdue 5.33 2 Nicole Branagh, Minnesota 5.31 3 Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State 4.73 4 Ryann connors, Indiana 4.48 5 Rosie Snow, Ohio State 4.26

Assists 1 Taryn Catlin, Purdue 14.02 2 Christie Landry, Michigan State 12.68 3 Lindsey Berg, Minnesota 12.64 4 Shannon Melka, Michigan 12.32 7 Katie Virtue, Ohio State 13.58

Blocks 1 Charnette Fair, Minnesota 1.52 2 Angela Morley, Michigan State 1.45 3 Lauren Cacciamani, Penn State 1.40 4 Jenny Maastricht, Wisconsin 1.27 5 Linda Shudlick, Minnesota 1.25

Aces 1 Lindsey Berg, Minnesota .64 2 Julie Williams, Iowa .62 3 Erin Heimann, Indiana .49 4 Erin Hartley, Michigan State .45 10 Katie Virtue, Ohio State .39

Digs 1 Nicole Kacor, Michigan 3.85 2 Amanda Rome, Penn State 3.44 3 Alija Pittenger, Michigan 3.22 4 Jennifer Zagorski, Northwestern 3.19 9 Rosie Snow, Ohio State 2.79

BIG TEN TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS

Team Hitting 1 Penn State .322 2 Michigan St. .280 5 Ohio State .252

Team Kills 1 Purdue 18.83 2 Indiana 17.24 3 Ohio State 16.98

Team Assists 1 Purdue 17.23 2 Ohio State 15.48 3 Indiana 15.11

Team Blocks 1 Penn State 3.36 2 Minnesota 3.27 8 Ohio State 1.90

Team Aces 1 Wisconsin 3.54 2 Indiana 2.09 9 Ohio State 1.48

Team Digs 1 Purdue 15.47 2 Penn State 15.46 9 Ohio State 12.83

USA TODAY/AVCA Coaches Poll Oct. 4, 1999 – Poll #5

Rk School Record (First-Place Votes) 1 Penn State (33) 14-1 2 Hawai’i (24) 12-0 3 Pacific (1) 12-1 4 Florida (1) 13-2 5 Long Beach State(1) 10-2 6 Stanford 11-1 7 UC Santa Barbara 12-2 8 Texas 10-2 9 UCLA 12-1 10 Brigham Young 9-2 11 Pepperdine 11-1 12 Nebraska 10-4 13 Clemson 14-0 14 Texas A&M 12-2 15 Colorado State 14-0 16 Kansas State 10-2 17 Southern California 8-3 18 Arizona 9-4 19 Wisconsin 10-4 20 Colorado 8-3 21 Arkansas 12-4 22 Northern Iowa 15-0 23 Michigan 8-4 24 Univ. San Diego 10-3 25 Loyola Marymount 10-5

Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll Oct. 4, 1999, Week 6

Rk School Record 1 Penn State 14-1 2 Hawai’i 12-0 3 Pacific 12-1 4 Stanford 11-1 5 Florida 13-2 6 Long Beach State 10-2 7 UC Santa Barbara 12-2 8 UCLA 12-1 9 Texas 10-2 10 Nebraska 10-4 11 Pepperdine 11-1 12 Colorado State 14-0 13 Brigham Young 9-2 14 Clemson 14-0 15 Kansas State 10-2 16 Texas A&M 12-2 17 Arizona 9-4 18 Southern California 8-3 19 Northern Iowa 15-0 20 Wisconsin 10-4