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Rainbow Wahine stick at No. 3


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POSTED: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hawaii, riding a 14-match winning streak, remained at No. 3 in yesterday's AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 volleyball poll.

The Rainbow Wahine (18-2, 8-0 Western Athletic Conference) stayed behind the two undefeated teams in the country: No. 1 Penn State (22-0) and No. 2 Texas (16-0).

There was some movement in the rest of the top 10, with Stanford (14-5) leaping two spots to No. 6 and Washington (17-2) dropping one to No. 5.

Illinois (16-3) and Minnesota (17-6) both moved up two places, to No. 6 and No. 7, while Nebraska (15-6) fell three spots to No. 8. After defeating Nebraska for the first time since the rivalry started in 1975, Iowa State (17-3) jumped five places to ninth. Florida (16-3) stayed at No. 10.

Hawaii leaves today for a three-match road trip, playing at Fresno State on Thursday, Nevada on Saturday and San Jose State on Monday.