Texas Volleyball Ranked No. 1 in Latest AVCA Poll


Volleyball ranked No. 1 in latest AVCA Poll
The Longhorns returned to No. 1 after earning top billing in the preseason poll.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Riding a nine-match win streak and a 6-0 start in Big 12 Conference action, the Texas Volleyball team earned top billing in Monday’s Division I Coaches Poll, the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced.

The ranking marks Texas’ first appearance at No. 1 in the 2013 regular season poll. The Longhorns were tabbed No. 1 in the preseason AVCA Division I Coaches Poll for the first time in program history to begin the 2013 campaign.

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Texas received 44 of the 60 possible first-place votes in this week’s poll, while No. 2 Penn State and No. 3 Washington received 12 and four, respectively, to round out the top three teams. Southern California and Florida were ranked fourth and fifth.

Texas continues Big 12 action with a pair of road matches this week at West Virginia (Wednesday, 7 p.m. Central, ESPNU) and K-State (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.).

AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll

Week #8: October 21, 2013


Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: Creighton 63; Arizona State 50; Oklahoma 44; UCLA 26; California 20; Cal State Northridge 10; Illinois 9; Western Kentucky 9; Ohio 8; Miami (FL) 7; Northwestern 7; St. Mary’s (CA) 6; Iowa State 4

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