The Illini dropped one spot, to No. 21, in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll. The latest rankings were announced Monday afternoon.
Illinois (7-5) split its two matches since the last poll, being swept by then-No. 12 Minnesota and defeating Wisconsin in five sets. Both matches were at Huff Hall.
Penn State (12-1) moved up three spots to No. 1 after previously top-ranked UCLA lost to then-No. 2 Southern California, which two days later was swept by Oregon. The Ducks (11-0) jumped six spots to No. 2.
The Big Ten has seven teams in the Top 25, with Penn State and Illinois joined by No. 6 Nebraska, No. 10 Minnesota, No. 13 Purdue, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 24 Michigan State.
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