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WVU Volleyball Ranked for First Time in Program History

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WVU's Natali Petrova (photo via wvusports.com)

For the first time in program history, the West Virginia University volleyball team is nationally ranked.

The Mountaineers check in at No. 15 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, released on Wednesday. WVU is one of four Big 12 teams to appear in the Top 15 rankings.

Texas in No. 1 this week, followed by West Virginia’s next opponent — No. 2 Baylor. Kansas State is No. 11 this week.

West Virginia has won four consecutive matches and currently sits at 5-3 on the season. The Mountaineers will play a pair of conference games this weekend at Baylor, with the first match scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday with ESPNU handling the broadcast.

 

AVCA FALL DIVISION I WEEK #5 COACHES POLL:
OCTOBER 28, 2020

*Teams in the ACC, Big 12, SEC, and Sun Belt are eligible for the AVCA Fall Division I Coaches Poll. 

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points Adjusted 2020 Record Previous Week
1 Texas (49) 735 10-0 1
2 Baylor 673 9-1 2
3 Kentucky 638 2-0 3
4 Florida 600 2-0 4
5 Notre Dame 516 6-1 5
6 Louisville 461 5-2 6
6 Texas A&M 461 4-0 7
8 Georgia Tech 397 7-1 8
9 Missouri 345 2-0 9
10 Pittsburgh 279 4-4 10
11 Kansas State 222 5-3 13
12 Miami (FL) 182 5-3 11
13 Texas State 128 14-1 15
14 Syracuse 95 4-4 12
15 West Virginia 57 5-3 NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Duke 28; South Carolina 28; Coastal Carolina 27; Georgia 22; Virginia Tech 6; LSU 5

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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