The Illini remained at No. 21 this week in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll. The national rankings were released Monday afternoon.
Illinois (8-6) split its two matches last week, winning in four sets at Indiana and losing in five at then-No. 13 Purdue.
Penn State , which will visit Huff Hall on Saturday (7 p.m.), kept its No. 1 spot following three-set sweeps at Wisconsin and at No. 10 Minnesota. The Nittany Lions (14-1) received 42 of 60 first-place votes.
The Big Ten has seven representatives in the Top 25. Joining Penn State, Minnesota, No. 12 Purdue and the Illini are No. 4 Nebraska, No. 19 Ohio State and No. 25 Michigan State.
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