DIVISION I (All times ET)

Sept. 30 -- 8 p.m.: No. 10 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. No. 24 Ohio State Buckeyes


Sept. 30 -- 10 p.m.: No. 3 Washington Huskies vs. No. 15 Oregon Ducks


Oct. 1 -- 6 p.m.: No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. No. 10 Minnesota Golden Gophers


Oct. 1 -- 8 p.m.: No. 1 Illinois Fighting Illini vs. No. 12 Purdue Boilermakers


Michelle Bartsch
Outside Hitter

Key Notes: Bartsch was named the Big Ten co-Player of the Week along with Nebraska's Gina Mancuso. Bartsch was had a pair of double-doubles with 23 kills and 10 digs in a five-set victory at No. 9 Minnesota and 10 kills and 10 digs in a three-set triumph at Wisconsin. She ranks sixth in the Big Ten in kills at 4.06 per set and 10th in the league in digs at 3.41 per set.

Other Players to Watch this Weekend:  Nebraska's Gina Mancuso (Junior, Outside Hitter), UCLA's Kelly Reeves (Sophomore, Outside Hitter), Washington's Lauren Barfield (Senior, Middle Blocker), Penn State's Ariel Scott (Sophomore, Middle Hitter), USC's Kendall Bateman (Senior, Setter), Texas' Khat Bell (Freshman, Outside Hitter).


• The weekend's featured matchup is a battle of unbeatens in the Big Ten, as top-ranked Illinois, enjoying its first No. 1 ranking, takes on unbeaten Purdue, off to its best start since 1985.

• USC jumped seven spots to No. 5 in the latest AVCA Coaches' Poll on Monday. The Trojans swept then-No. 2 Stanford thanks in large part to the play of senior All-America outside hitter Alex Jupiter, who contributed 15 kills and 11 digs. Up next for the Women of Troy is Colorado on Friday and Utah on Sunday.

• After winning a five-set thriller against then-No. 6 Florida on Sunday, Tennessee returned tothe AVCA Coaches' Poll at No. 23 on Monday after a four-week absence. Sophomore Carly Sahagian was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, while junior DeeDee Harrison was selected as the conference's Defensive Player of the Week.