Emily Hardesty

LSU Beach Remains Steady at No. 4

Grant Kauvar
Grant Kauvar
Communications Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE – For the seventh consecutive week the LSU Beach Volleyball team was ranked as the No. 4 team in the country by both the AVCA and DiG Magazine.

 

The Tigers fell to No. 3 Florida State in the CCSA Championship match on Sunday, but their season is not over. LSU will find out its seeding for the NCAA Championship this Sunday, April 28. For the past two seasons, LSU has been selected to go to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the championship as one of the final eight teams in the country.

 

In its sixth season of play, the LSU Beach program has competed at a higher level than ever before. After going 4-0 and defeating four top-20 teams in Week 1, LSU earned its highest ranking ever when it catapulted to No. 4 in the nation. The Tigers have sat at No. 4 for eight of the last nine weeks.

LSU, who is 29-6 on the season, has a 16-6 record against ranked competition. Starting against No. 10 Stetson on March 29, the Tigers won 16 consecutive matches before they fell to FSU Sunday afternoon.

 

The Tigers will continue to practice this week in preparation for the NCAA Championship next week, May 3-5. All of the matches in Gulf Shores will be broadcast by the ESPN family of networks with the championship match on Sunday taking place on ESPN.

AVCA Week 9 Poll - April 22, 2019

Rank School (First-place votes) 2019 Record Previous Rank
1 UCLA (27) 28-1 1
2 Southern California 24-4 2
3 Florida State 28-5 3
4 LSU 29-6 4
5 Hawai'i 24-7 6
6 Pepperdine 20-9 5
7 Stetson 29-8 8
8 Cal Poly 21-10 7
9 Florida International 17-11 9
10 California 19-7 11
11 Loyola Marymount 27-11 14
12 Long Beach State 18-9 10
13 Arizona 24-4 12
14 Grand Canyon 20-11 15
15 Georgia State 24-12 16
16 South Carolina 20-11 13
17 Florida Atlantic 13-15 17
18 TCU 18-16 18
19 Saint Mary's 20-9 19
20 Stanford 10-16 20

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