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WVU Earns First-Ever National Ranking

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 28, 2020) –For the first time in program history, the West Virginia University volleyball team checks in at No. 15 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Rankings, which was released on Wednesday.

Without full participation from the conferences, the AVCA is releasing only the top-15 teams each week instead of 25. The Mountaineers are one of four Big 12 teams ranked inside this week’s poll.

WVU is riding a four-match win streak and is 5-3 on the season. The last time the Mountaineers won five or more conference matches was in 2017, when they won 21 matches and advanced to the semifinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC). 

Big 12 foe Texas ranks No. 1, followed by Baylor, WVU’s next opponent, at No. 2. Kentucky, Florida and Notre Dame round out the top five.

Louisville and Texas A&M are tied at No. 6, and Georgia Tech sits at No. 8. Missouri checks-in at No. 9, followed by Pitt at No. 10.

West Virginia heads to Waco, Texas, for a pair of conference matches against No. 2 Baylor on Oct. 29-30. The Mountaineers’ first match against the Lady Bears will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET. Friday’s match is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, and will be carried live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, the conference’s digital platform. Both matches will take place inside the Ferrell Center.

Press Release: WVU Athletics Communications

Photo Credit: WVU Sports

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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