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Strange Start to 2018 NCAA Women's Season

The women's college volleyball season is only three weeks old, so the Top 10 teams in the AVCA pre-season poll shouldn't have too many losses at this point, should they?

Well, as shown in the following chart, the number of Top 10 teams who are still undefeated is... ONE. The number of these teams with three or more losses is... THREE.

TeamGood Wins Over...Losses To...1. StanfordPenn St.,
MinnesotaBYU2. NebraskaOregon (18),
Creighton (14)Florida3. TexasOregon, Florida,
KentuckyWisconsin4. Minnesota?Oregon, Stanford5. Kentucky?Creighton, USC,
N. Iowa, Texas6. Penn StateOregonStanford7. FloridaNebraskaTexas, USC,
N. Arizona8. BYUStanford, USC---9. WisconsinTexasBaylor10. USCKentucky, Creighton,
FloridaC. Florida, BYU,
And it's not merely the number of losses by Top 10 teams. It's to whom. Florida losing to Northern Arizona? Wisconsin losing to Baylor? USC losing to Central Florida and Marquette?

I cannot say with certainly that this is the most upset-laden first …