Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 14,597, Level: 36
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 253
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    492
    Points
    14,597
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    American Volleyball Coaches Association

    (last year's records in parentheses)

    2012 AVCA Division I Coaches Preseason Top 25
    1. UCLA (54) (30-6)
    2. Texas (1) (25-5)
    3. Penn State (25-8)
    4. Nebraska (1) (25-5)
    5. USC (1) (29-5)
    6. Stanford (3) (22-8)
    7. Illinois (30-5)
    8. Hawaii (31-2)
    9. Purdue (29-5)
    10. Iowa State (25-6)
    11. Pepperdine (25-7)
    12. Florida State (28-7)
    13. Kentucky (28-6)
    14. Washington (24-8)
    15. Tennessee (28-4)
    16. Minnesota (20-12)
    17. California (26-7)
    18. Florida (27-6)
    19. San Diego (28-5)
    20. Oregon (21-10)
    21. Northern Iowa (33-2)
    22. Kansas State (22-11)
    23. Michigan (22-13)
    24. Ohio State (20-15)
    25. Colorado State (24-6)

    Others Receiving Votes
    Long Beach State, North Carolina, Dayton, St. Mary's, Michigan State, Louisville, Tulsa, LSU, Western Kentucky, Arizona, Texas A&M, Miami (FL), Brigham Young, Missouri, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Wichita State



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 26,996, Level: 50
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    26,996
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 96

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Sweet. Always good to see our team get some good recognition. I've thought for a long time that our volleyball team doesn't even get enough recognition from even our own fanbase that they deserve. If you haven't given volleyball a shot as a sport you follow closely, you are truly missing the boat.

    Volleyball and CJL's teams are a blast to watch and might turn out to be as close to a competitive dynasty (when all is said and done) we'll ever see out of one of our athletic programs in the future, outside of wrestling. If she does this for all her career, one could argue that it could be more impressive than some of our wrestling feats we've accomplished at this school when you use the perspective that nearly every college program period competes in women's volleyball, and only a select few schools have wrestling program. She'll at least be up there close to some of our Wrestlings best.

    As for how to watch, there is always attending the games, but if you don't know this already, nearly every home game is usually broadcast on Clonezone/Cyclones.tv. With the new Cyclones.tv, my expecation is that the coverage and quality will only get better. This is how I follow the team. I hope more follow suit.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 237,213, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocial
    klamath632's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,655
    Points
    237,213
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 300
    Given: 223

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    We're going down to Champaign to see the matches against Illinois. Can't wait!


    Quote Originally Posted by John F. Kennedy
    not because they are easy, but because they are hard ... because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win....

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 857,302, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    55,081
    Points
    857,302
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,300
    Given: 1,130

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Awesome! Our program taught my wife and I how to watch volleyball. I hope we keep winning and bringing people aboard!


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 26,996, Level: 50
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    26,996
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 96

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Awesome! Our program taught my wife and I how to watch volleyball. I hope we keep winning and bringing people aboard!
    I'm the same. I didn't know much at all about volleyball before I started watching them. I've learned what I do know along the way.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 124,992, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    theshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,533
    Points
    124,992
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 37
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Christy put together a meat grinder in non-conference this year:

    RV Cincinnati - Neutral
    #12 Florida State - Neutral
    #15 Tennessee - Away (same day as FSU match)
    #7 Illinois - Away DH
    #21 Northern Iowa - Home
    #4 Nebraska - Home

    Strength of schedule will not be a concern come tournament time.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 113,081, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Tornado man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,747
    Points
    113,081
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 37
    Given: 54

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Sweet. Always good to see our team get some good recognition. I've thought for a long time that our volleyball team doesn't even get enough recognition from even our own fanbase that they deserve. If you haven't given volleyball a shot as a sport you follow closely, you are truly missing the boat.

    I wouldn't blame our fan base. They're great. It is embarassing, though, that a program of this stature doesn't even have a radio network for home and away matches.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 26,996, Level: 50
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    26,996
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 96

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I wouldn't blame our fan base. They're great. It is embarassing, though, that a program of this stature doesn't even have a radio network for home and away matches.
    I agree. It would sure be nice someday to have that. However, I'd like to see them start with some audio commentary at least for their Cyclones.tv video feed. While I love watching them online, it would be way better with some commentary. I'm hoping that is one of the upgrades that comes with the Cyclones.tv upgrade. It also wouldn't hurt to upgrade the video quality on the feed. The Clonezone video quality was terrible at best.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 164,346, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdriveRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    CLONECONES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    7,185
    Points
    164,346
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 5

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    that OOC schedule is nutso... esp @Illinois




    Self proclaimed 2012 CF Newcomer of the Year

  10. #10
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 12,805, Level: 34
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 545
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    324
    Points
    12,805
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 2

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Totally agree about the recognition topic. CJL deserves MUCH better.

    Example. When Hilton was flooded, JP announced that everything possible would be done to have Hilton ready for the season openers for MBB and WBB. Not a word about VB. All he had to say was "...and to bring VB back home." No cost, no pain. Just a simple acknowledgememt of the importance of VB.

    Wouldn't hurt to have assigned seating for season ticket holders either. I understand that 1200 ST is not a lot, but sends a message....

    Also agree with comments on the pre-season. CJL isn't looking to round up cream puffs. She has ambitions for her team - and we should too. And so should JP!!

    Go Christy!



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 26,996, Level: 50
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    26,996
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 96

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by psyclone51 View Post
    Totally agree about the recognition topic. CJL deserves MUCH better.

    Example. When Hilton was flooded, JP announced that everything possible would be done to have Hilton ready for the season openers for MBB and WBB. Not a word about VB. All he had to say was "...and to bring VB back home." No cost, no pain. Just a simple acknowledgememt of the importance of VB.

    Wouldn't hurt to have assigned seating for season ticket holders either. I understand that 1200 ST is not a lot, but sends a message....

    Also agree with comments on the pre-season. CJL isn't looking to round up cream puffs. She has ambitions for her team - and we should too. And so should JP!!

    Go Christy!
    While this schedule is fairly crazy, it isn't our first tough preseason schedule we've had. The best thing about it though is that, in the past, we've always stepped up to the challenge and really performed well against the good competition in the pre-conference. I expect the same thing this year too. Also, I really think the volleyball rankings, of all the sports out there, do a very good job of considering your SOS in their rankings. Even if they drop a few, they shouldn't get punished too bad in the rankings.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 86,520, Level: 91
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 930
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hudson, Iowa
    Posts
    8,092
    Points
    86,520
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 44

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    That's great. Sometimes I wonder what Bobby Peterson thinks up at UNI. She used to be king of the hill in the state, but no longer.



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 26,996, Level: 50
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    26,996
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 96

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    While ISU has clearly passed UNI the past few years, I'm still impressed with what UNI does up there year in and year out. The thing that is really cool about both ISU's and UNI's programs is that they nearly do it with all local (Iowa) or relatively local (Nebraska) girls. Having two programs so strong in a state made up of local girls is really impressive, and a great testament to our high school/AAU volleyball programs within our state.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 42,229, Level: 63
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 721
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    3,371
    Points
    42,229
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 32

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    I think for how quick this program has rose, it seems to get the attendance near other programs. 15th last yeart

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...Attendance.pdf

    If anything, I was P'od that they year they were at Ames High you couldn't watch matches, but I think the IT crew/video crew has a whole lot on their plate, and it wasn't their fault. If anything, this group has done a lot with the resources they have, and they could use more than just one paid staff person and stop relying on interns as heavily.

    Some commentary would be good. But we don't get that for WBB games either.



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 26,996, Level: 50
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 554
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Triggermv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Marion, IA
    Posts
    1,634
    Points
    26,996
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 96

    Re: ISU ranked No. 10 in preseason AVCA Top 25 Volleyball Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    I think for how quick this program has rose, it seems to get the attendance near other programs. 15th last yeart

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...Attendance.pdf

    If anything, I was P'od that they year they were at Ames High you couldn't watch matches, but I think the IT crew/video crew has a whole lot on their plate, and it wasn't their fault. If anything, this group has done a lot with the resources they have, and they could use more than just one paid staff person and stop relying on interns as heavily.

    Some commentary would be good. But we don't get that for WBB games either.
    Top 15 is pretty solid for sure, however, I think Cyclone fans have the ability to easily shoot us up into the top 10 (at least beat UNI). Isn't our women's basketball easily in the top 10 (my expecatations aren't for 1:1 attendance in general as WBB is more popular in general) for attendance every year? If so, top 10 should also be our expectation from our fans for volleyball too (look at attendance numbers, it shouldn't be that hard), especially beings how our volleyball has arguably outperformed WBB over the last 5 years. That isn't a slight to WBB at all either.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM