Huskers Ranked #1 After Impressive Weekend

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

The Nebraska volleyball team moved up to No. 1 in the latest AVCA Coaches poll released Monday afternoon. The Huskers, who improved to 3-0 over the weekend and upset defending NCAA Champion UCLA, had a total of 1,488 points and earned 32 of 60 first-place votes.

The ranking represented the 83rd week that Nebraska has been ranked No. 1 in the poll. Since 2001, the Huskers have been ranked No. 1 for 50 weeks, including holding the top spot nationally for the entire 2006 season and for 15 weeks during the 2005 season. The last time Nebraska was ranked No. 1 was on October 24, 2011.

Texas holds the No. 2 spot with 1,481 total points and 24 first-place votes. UCLA dropped to third with 1,344 points and one first-place vote, while Penn State is fourth, notching 1,322 points and one first-place vote. Southern California rounded out the top-five with 1,254 points and two first-place votes.

The Huskers will hit the road for the first time this season, traveling to Irvine, Calif., where they will take on Colgate and UC-Irvine on Saturday, September 1.


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