COLUMBUS, Ohio – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its weekly rankings on Monday. The Buckeyes were ranked seventh in this week’s poll following back-to-back Big Ten sweeps inside the Covelli Center last week. View full rankings HERE.
Ohio State (12-2, 2-2 Big Ten) earned its first Big Ten win of the season against Indiana in straight sets (25-10, 27-25, 25-20) on Wednesday evening inside the Covelli Center. Sophomore Emily Londot reached 500 career kills in the win as the Buckeyes earned their eighth sweep of the season. The OSU defense limited its opponent to hitting less than .200 for the ninth time this season and totaled at least 10 blocks for the fifth time this season. The Buckeye defense forced the Hoosiers to hit in the red in set one before the second set saw eight ties. Ohio State wrapped up with five blocks in the third set to earn the victory. View the full Indiana recap HERE.
The Buckeyes earned another conference sweep against Maryland (25-21, 25-18, 25-19) on Saturday evening at home. Junior Mac Podraza moved up to 12th all-time on the program’s career assists list as she now has 1,983. The Buckeye defense once again forced their opponent to hit less than .200 while the offense hit above .300 for the 10th time this season. The Terrapins’ only leads during the match were when they scored the first point in sets two and three. View the full Maryland recap HERE.
This is Ohio State’s sixth-straight week being ranked in the top 10. The last time the Buckeyes were in the top 10 for six weeks in a row was during the 2001 season. During the 1994 season was the only other time in program history that OSU spent three weeks in the top five.