Beach Holds No. 3 AVCA Ranking With Big Weekend Ahead
Published 11:00 am Thursday, April 1, 2021
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Beach Volleyball team held onto its No. 3 ranking in the AVCA Poll for the fourth week in a row as the Tigers prepare for a big weekend in California where they will face No. 4 UCLA in a double-header Saturday and No. 1 USC in a double-header Sunday.
Coming off a bye-week, LSU retained the No. 3 spot to mark 11 straight polls where the Tigers have been featured inside the AVCA Top-3, dating back to the final poll of the 2019. LSU has been inside the Top-10 in 46 consecutive polls going all the way back to 2016.
When the Tigers take the sand in Los Angeles this weekend they will have had two weeks to prepare for a critical weekend of competition. LSU will take on No. 4 UCLA twice on Saturday before it faces No. 1 USC twice on Sunday. No. 2 Florida State is also making a trip west and will also face USC and UCLA, but on opposite days as LSU.
AVCA Beach Volleyball Poll
Rank School (First place votes)
1 Southern Cal (10)
2 Florida State (4)
5 Cal Poly
6 Loyola Marymount
10 Grand Canyon
15 Long Beach State
17 South Carolina
18 Georgia State
20 Florida Gulf Coast