Gophers climb one spot in national poll

Megan Ryan

The Gophers volleyball team climbed one spot to No. 8 in the nation, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll released Monday.

Minnesota opened Big Ten conference play at 2-0 with straight-set sweeps over Indiana and No. 24 Purdue.

The Gophers will face Nebraska this weekend on the road. The Cornhuskers moved up from No. 12 to No. 10. Unranked Iowa is also on the docket.

The top-three spots also shook up, with Washington taking over the first position. Southern California and Florida followed in second and third.

In all, eight Big Ten teams are in the top 25 poll.