Some updates for the Fall 2012 teams...
Women's volleyball hosted the Nike Big Four tournament last weekend. They beat #9 Stanford in 5 sets and swept #2 Texas. The main pieces are still in place and a year older - Setter Micha Hancock, Outside Hitters Deja McClendon and Ariel Scott, and Middle Blocker Katie Slay. They also have a freshman outside hitter who has seen a lot of early time in Megan Courtney. The women's volleyball team is currently ranked #2 in the country, up from #4 last week. Nebraska is #1. Other Big Ten teams ranked are #11 Purdue, #14 Minnesota (now coached by Hugh McCutcheon, who led the US Men to 2008 Olympic gold, and the US Women to 2012 Olympic Silver - I would expect Minnesota to return to the Final Four sooner rather than later), #20 Illinois, and #23 Michigan.
Men's soccer is unranked, but is 3-1-1 on the year, with their lone loss to #13 Georgetown.
Women's soccer is 4-1, with their lone loss to #1 Stanford. They opened with a win over then #7 Virginia. They've thus far been playing without their best player, Maya Hayes, and and one of their best players, Taylor Schram, who are both currently finishing up with the U-20 US National Team as they try to help the US win the U-20 World Cup against Germany tomorrow morning.
Field hockey is 3-2 on the year. They are ranked #8 in the country, with wins over #5 Old Dominion and #6 Virginia, and losses to #7 UConn and #4 Princeton.
A side note... The NCAA is pondering changing how they crown the NCAA wrestling team national champion. There is a proposal on the table to have two NCAA championship events. One for teams (it would be a 16 team dual tournament, with the first round on campuses and the final rounds held over two days in one location). This would be a re-branding of the current National Duals tournament which is put on by the national coaches association. There would be a second event which is the current one that would crown the individual champions in different weight classes and would crown the "coach's" national champion team. The changes are being proposed to try to grow the sport. Fwiw, Cael is firmly against the changes. His main opposition point has been that the 16-team dual tournament would exclude many of the smaller programs who are the very ones who need the help to stay afloat. For example, Cael had PSU skip the National Duals this past year to travel to Utah to take on a smaller local college/university there. He thinks that having the Penn States and Iowas of the world travel to and compete against some of the smaller schools in states without a traditional college power will grow the sport more than changing the format that's been in place since the Great Depression.