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Volleyball jumps up four spots to 19th in the national coaches' poll


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Oct. 7, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin volleyball team keeps improving this season and the national coaches are recognizing that as the Badgers are ranked 19th in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Coaches poll released today.  It is the highest ranking for a UW team since being ranked 19th on Oct. 13, 2008.

The Badgers (14-2 overall, 3-1 Big Ten) jumped up four spots in the poll after losing at then-No. 10 Nebraska in five sets last Saturday. Wisconsin has been ranked or receiving votes in the coaches' poll all season long. UW was ranked 23rd last week, 25th on Sept. 9 and has been receiving votes all other weeks.

The Big Ten Conference continues to dominate the poll with eight teams in the top 25. Penn State moved up one spot to fourth while Michigan State continues to move up and is ranked seventh this week. Minnesota drops three spots to 11th after getting swept by the Huskers. Ohio State falls two places to 14th after losing in three sets at then-No. 24 Purdue. Michigan drops back three spots to 17th after a 3-2 loss to Illinois. Purdue rounds out the Big Ten teams in the poll at 20th while Illinois receives votes.

Wisconsin continues its six-match stretch against ranked teams as well as a four-match road swing this weekend. UW travels to No. 14 Ohio State (14-2, 2-2) on Friday for a 6 p.m. first serve from St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The road trip wraps up on Saturday at No. 4 Penn State (12-2, 3-1) with a 7:30 p.m. match from Rec Hall in University Park, Pa. 

AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll
Week #6:
October 7, 2013

Rank

School (1st-Place Votes)

Total
Points

2013
Record

Previous
Rank

1 Southern California (47) 1477 14-1 2
2 Florida (6) 1397 15-1 3
3 Texas (2) 1353 10-2 4
4 Penn State 1305 12-2 5
5 Hawai'i (4) 1282 15-1 6
6 Washington 1194 11-1 1
7 Michigan State (1) 1129 15-1 9
8 Stanford 1098 10-3 7
9 Nebraska 1046 11-2 10
10 North Carolina 942 15-0 11
11 Minnesota 900 15-2 8
12 San Diego 831 11-3 13
13 Colorado State 733 13-0 17
14 Ohio State 649 14-2 12
15 Kentucky 637 12-3 19
16 Arizona State 518 13-3 15
17 Michigan 499 11-4 14
18 Ohio 415 14-2 20
19 Wisconsin 361 14-2 23
20 Purdue 303 10-5 24
21 Florida State 242 10-5 18
22 Oregon 209 9-5 21
23 UCLA 191 9-5 16
24 BYU 126 12-3 NR
25 Missouri 111 18-0 NR

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Oklahoma 79; California 76; Duke 68; Western Kentucky 55; Colorado 53; Illinois 46; Kansas 42; Creighton 32; St. Mary's (CA) 32; Miami (FL) 26; Iowa State 16; Cal State Northridge 12; Kansas State 5; Butler 3

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