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This Week in Volleyball

 Aug. 29  vs. Louisville  W, 3-0
 Aug. 30  vs. Notre Dame  W, 3-0
 Sept. 5  at N. Colorado  W, 3-1
 Sept. 6   vs. Florida A&M  W, 3-1
 Sept. 6  at #13 Colorado St  W, 3-0
 Sept. 12  MIAMI (Fla.)  W, 3-0
 Sept. 13  MISSOURI STATE  W, 3-1
 Sept. 13  BALL STATE  W, 3-0
 Sept. 18  vs. #10 USC  W, 3-1
 Sept. 19  at #5 Washington   L, 2-3
 Sept. 24  #3 PENN STATE   L, 0-3
 Sept. 28  OHIO STATE  W, 3-0
 Oct. 1  at Northwestern  W, 3-0
 Oct. 4  at #16 Illinois  W, 3-1
 Oct. 10  RUTGERS  W, 3-0
 Oct. 12  MARYLAND  W, 3-0
 Oct. 15  at #23 Minnesota  W, 3-0
 Oct. 18  #23 MINNESOTA  W, 3-0
 Oct. 22  IOWA  W, 3-0
 Oct. 26  #14 NEBRASKA  W, 3-0
 Oct. 29  at #13 Purdue  W, 3-0
 Nov. 1  at Indiana  W, 3-0
 Nov. 7  at Michigan  W, 3-2
 Nov. 9  at Michigan State  W, 3-0
 Nov. 12  MICHIGAN  W, 3-0
 Nov. 15  at Iowa  W, 3-0
 Nov. 19  #10 ILLINOIS  W, 3-1
 Nov. 21  at #20 Ohio State  W, 3-0
 Nov. 26  at Rutgers  6 p.m.
 Nov. 28  #16 PURDUE  7 pm
 Dec. 5  NCAA First Round  TBA
 Dec. 6 NCAA Second Round  TBA
 Dec. 12  NCAA Regional  TBA
 Dec. 13  NCAA Regional  TBA
 Dec. 18  NCAA Semifinals  TBA
 Dec. 30  NCAA Championship  TBA
2014 Schedule

1 Lauren Carlini SO S
2 Romana Kriskova JR OH
3 Courtney Thomas SR RS/OH
4 Kelli Bates FR OH
5 Taylor Fricano FR OH/RS
6 Taylor Morey JR L
7 Deme Morales SR OH/DS
10 Tori Blake SO MB
11 Kt Kvas SR S/DS
12 Julie Mikaelsen SR RS
13 Haleigh Nelson SO MB
14 Dominique Thompson SR MB
16 Caroline Workman SR DS
19 Erin Juley JR S
20 Ellen Chapman SR OH
Complete Roster

The Badgers celebrating a win in the UW Field House

The second-ranked Badgers (26-2 overall, 17-1 Big Ten) can clinch a share of the Big Ten title with one win this week. UW can win the title outright with two wins.

Wisconsin travels to last-place Rutgers (7-24, 0-18) on Wednesday. First serve is at 6 p.m. from College Ave. Gym in New Brunswick, New Jersey. UW wraps up the regular season by hosting No. 19 Purdue (22-8, 12-6) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the UW Field House.

 Match 29 | at Rutgers
 Date  Wednesday, Nov. 26  | 6 p.m. CT
 Location   College Ave. Gym| New Brunswick, N.J.
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 Match 30 | #19 PURDUE
 Date  Friday, Nov. 28  |  7 p.m.
 Location   UW Field House | Madison, Wis.
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BADGERS can win big ten
With only two matches remaining in the regular season, the Badgers can clinch a share of the Big Ten title with one win this week. Wisconsin can win the title outright with two wins. UW leads the Big Ten at 17-1, a match ahead of Penn State (16-2).

UW will have its best Big Ten record since going 17-3 in 2007. The Badgers best marks are 19-1 in 1997 and 2001 while Wisconsin was 18-2 in 2000.  Big Ten standings

school record 17-match winning streak
Wisconsin downed No. 10 Illinois, 3-1, last Wednesday and swept No. 10 Ohio State on the road on Friday, upping its Big Ten match winning streak to a school record 17 consecutive victories. UW hasn’t lost a match since Sept. 24, marking the fifth-longest winning streak in the country.

The Badgers’ record for overall consecutive wins could also fall as the 1997 team won 18 straight.

uw remains SECOND in coaches' poll
Wisconsin remains second for the second straight week in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-25 poll released Nov. 24.

Stanford (28-0) is ranked first for the 11th-straight week. The Cardinal pick up all 60 first-place votes. Texas (22-1) stays third while Penn State (28-3) remains fourth. Washington (27-2) round out the top five.

The Big Ten has six teams in the top 25. Nebraska (20-7) and Illinois (22-7) switch places, ranking 10th and 11th, respectively. Purdue (22-8) falls three places to 19th while Ohio State (19-11) remains 20th. 
AVCA National Poll

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The Badgers moved up one spot to fifth in the NCAA RPI. The RPI is one of the many tools used in the selection process for NCAA tournament participation. The weighting of the RPI is based on strength of schedule (50 percent), Division I winning percentage (25 percent) and opponents’ strength of schedule (25 percent).

Wisconsin is the top Big Ten in the ranking. Stanford (28-0) leads the list followed by Texas (22-1), Florida State (26-2), and Washington (27-2), respectively.

Illinois (22-7) is the second B1G team in the ranking, coming in at ninth. Penn State (28-3) stays at 10th while Nebraska (20-7) is still 11th.   Complete NCAA RPI

The Badgers have played 11 top-25 teams this season, going 9-2. UW has also faced four top-10 teams, going 2-2.

Wisconsin is one of only two teams (Stanford is the other) to play three straight top-10 opponents. UW faced No. 10 USC (W, 3-0), No. 5 Washington (L, 2-3) and No. 3 Penn State (L, 0-3) in mid-September.  

UW could have its best Big Ten road record in program history. The Badgers are 9-0 on the conference road with the previous best marks coming in 1997, 2001 and 2007 at 9-1.

Wisconsin has lost only three sets on the road, including two at Michigan, in conference play this season.

Wisconsin is 11-1 (.917) at home this season, its best home mark since going 14-1 (.933) in 2001. The Badgers’ only home loss this season came against then-No. 3 Penn State on Sept. 24.

UW has lost only four sets at home this season, including three to the Nittany Lions.

For the fourth time this season, sophomore Lauren Carlini has been named the Big Ten Conference Setter of the Week while Kelli Bates earned her first Freshman of the Week honor, the conference office announced Monday.

The 6-2 Carlini had 54 assists against Illinois and picked up her 14th double-double of the season as she added 10 digs. Carlini also added seven kills, two service aces and two blocks vs. the Illini. At Ohio State, Carlini had 35 assists, seven digs, three blocks, two aces and two kills. On the week, she averaged 12.71 assists, 1.29 kills, 0.57 aces, 2.43 digs and 0.71 blocks per set.

Bates was the Badgers’ top hitter in both matches, recording double figure kills. The 5-11 outside hitter had a career-high 17 kills against Illinois, including five at the end of the third set to key an 11-2 run in a come-from-behind win. She also added four blocks, including one solo, eight digs and two assists against the Illini.

Bates had a match-high 13 kills at Ohio State while adding four blocks, four digs and one ace. On the week, she averaged 4.29 kills, 1.71 digs, and 1.14 blocks per set. 

The Badgers are on track to win their fifth Big Ten championship in program history and their first since 2001. Wisconsin also won titles in 1990, 1997 and 2000.

Year  When won
 1990  Won outright with win at MSU, Nov. 24
 1997  Shared title with PSU after win over Iowa, Nov. 29
 2000  Won outright with win at MSU and OSU def. MINN, Nov. 25
 2001  Won outright with win over NU, Nov. 21

Wisconsin ranks among the nation’s top-10 teams in four categories in the NCAA statistics, released Nov. 24. UW ranks fifth in winning percentage (.929), fifth in kills per set (14.61). seventh in hitting percentage (.287) and seventh in assists per set (13.66).

Individually, sophomore Lauren Carlini ranks 12th in assists per set at 11.50 while junior Taylor Morey is 24th in digs per set at 5.17. All National Stats
The Badgers will rank as one of the most improved Big Ten teams over one-year and two-year periods. UW already has five more wins than last season and 12 more wins than 2012. 

 Year  Champion  Record  Prev. Year  2 years
 1995  Michigan State  19-1  9-11 (+10)  5-15 (+14)
 1989  Ohio State  16-2  8-10 (+8)  7-11 (+9)
 2002  Minnesota  17-3  10-10 (+7)  18-2 (-1)
 1990  Wisconsin  16-2  9-9 (+7)  7-11 (+9)
 2014  Wisconsin  17-1  12-8 (+5)  5-15 (+12)

The Badgers lead the Big Ten with 13.65 assists and 16.18 digs per set while ranking second in hitting percentage (.287), in opponent hitting percentage (.166) and kills per set (14.60). Junior Taylor Morey has a Big Ten-best 5.17 digs per set.

In Big Ten-only matches, UW ranks first in digs (16.05) and opponent blocks (1.177). The Badgers are also second in hitting percentage (.281), opponent hitting percentage (.163), assists (13.41) and service aces (1.33).  All Big Ten Stats

Senior Ellen Chapman has moved into fifth on the UW career list for kills. The 6-4 outside hitter has 1,409 kills in her fourth season. Chapman has also moved into second for total attack attempts (4,126). She needs just four attack attempts to become the school record holder in that category. She also ranks sixth in attack attempts per set (9.01), fifth in double-figure kill matches (77), ninth in total points (1,584), eighth in matches played (131) and eighth in sets played (458).

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