MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Coach Charlie Wade's volleyball crew woke up on top of the world Monday morning. For the first time in more than ten years, the Rainbow Warriors are the No. 1 team in the country.
For the last month, the team has conquering left and right, winning ten straight matches, and now they're looking down on the rest of the nation.
Hawaii leap-frogged three spots to first in Monday morning's AVCA Coaches Top 15 poll, marking the program's first No. 1 ranking since February 2004.
So far this year, the 'bows have taken down eight teams in the top 25.
Despite the great news, Rainbow Warriors outside hitter Scott Hartley put it best: This really means nothing.
"Right now we have a target on our back. People are gunning for us, so it's kind of one of those things you just want to kind of ignore," said Hartley. "It's nice to be able to say I can put it on my resume, like we're number one. It's nice to say, but we haven't proved anything yet you know. We've won a lot of games, but there's still a lot of season left to play."
UH is on a bye this week and then, it's back on the road for four matches with UC-San Diego and 10th-ranked UCLA.