Our illustrious editor (is that what we call him?) gave me this idea for today's entry. Actually, I'd just done this research for my own information but thought I'd share the wealth.
AVCA - American Volleyball Coaches Association - has been ranking teams for quite a while. On their website, their poll archives go back to 1982. Taking a look through the polls, we find:
NMSU was ranked in 2006 and 1986. In 2006, our highest ranking was 19. In 1986, we traded back and forth between 18 and 19 for 4 weeks.
That means our ranking yesterday ties for our highest.
Now - here's the interesting thing. I don't mean to bring up that college in the northern part of the state but I will. UNM saw quite a run in the late 80's/early 90's. From 1988 to 1994 they were consistantly in the poll, their highest rank was 8. Yes. #8. And the way things are going this year for them, I wouldn't be surprised to see them show up in the polls again.
Coming up this week -
It seems that the Aggie bonfire and the Nevada game have been scheduled at the same time on Thursday. What to do, what to do? I'd suggest going to the volleyball game (of course) because this NEVADA. Yes. They're coming. As much as we always emphasize the Hawaii game, the Nevada game is just as important. I won't rehash old news but suffice to say we need a lot of yelling and screaming in the Pan Am. Besides, it's Homecoming. What else is there to do? :)