Badgers end season ranked second in national coaches' poll


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Dec. 24, 2013

MADISON, Wis. – After a surprising run to the NCAA championship match, the Wisconsin volleyball team ended the 2013 season ranked second in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll, released Monday. The Badgers also ended the 2000 season ranked second in the AVCA poll after losing to Nebraska in the NCAA championship match. 

Wisconsin finished the season 28-10, falling to top-ranked Penn State 3-1 in the NCAA championship match. The Nittany Lions (34-2) wrapped up the season as the unanimous No. 1 pick in the poll, picking up all 60 first-place votes.

The Badgers started the year receiving votes in the preseason coaches’ poll in August. They steadily moved up through the season, earning a then-high ranking of 13th on Nov. 25.  It was the first season since 2007 that Wisconsin has been ranked or receiving votes in the coaches’ poll all season long.

In addition to Penn State and Wisconsin, the Big Ten Conference had eight teams ranked or receiving votes in the final poll. Nebraska (26-7) finished the season ranked seventh while Purdue (23-12) was eighth. Minnesota (28-7) rounded out the top-10 teams at 10th. Michigan State (23-12) came in 14th while Illinois (18-15) was 16th. Michigan received votes in the final poll.

 Rank

 School (1st place)

 Points

 Record

 Previous

1

Penn State (60)

1500

34-2

2

2

Wisconsin

1423

28-10

13

3

Texas

1366

27-3

1

4

Washington

1318

30-3

5

5

Stanford

1288

27-6

3

6

Southern California

1202

29-6

7

7

Nebraska

1131

26-7

9

8

Purdue

1042

23-12

19

9

San Diego

994

26-4

8

10

Minnesota

966

28-7

10

11

Florida State

826

26-8

16

12

Missouri

791

35-1

4

13

BYU

733

24-7

21

14

Michigan State

705

23-12

20

15

Florida

664

28-4

6

16

Illinois

637

18-15

18

17

Kansas

514

26-8

23

18

Hawai’i

474

25-5

11

19

American

394

32-3

NR

20

Kentucky

349

22-9

17

21

Colorado State

289

28-2

12

22

Duke

244

28-5

14

23

Marquette

188

26-6

22

24

Oregon

160

20-12

25

25

North Carolina

103

27-5

15

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Cal State Northridge 68;
California 64; LSU 17; Oklahoma 15; Colorado 13; Creighton 4; Michigan 3


























 

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