Huskers No. 1

Lincoln, Neb. - 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 pot 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, Sept. 1.


AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points 2012 Record Last Week

1 Nebraska (32) 1488 3-0 3
2 Texas (24) 1481 3-0 2
3 UCLA (1) 1344 1-1 1
4 Penn State (1) 1322 3-0 4
5 Southern California (2) 1254 3-0 5
6 Hawaii 1218 3-0 8
7 Purdue 1108 3-0 9
8 Florida State 1079 3-0 12
9 Stanford 1068 2-1 7
10 Kentucky 836 3-0 13
11 Dayton 804 3-0 NR
12 Washington 796 3-0 14
13 Pepperdine 751 2-1 11
14 Tennessee 684 2-1 15
15 Iowa State 617 1-2 10
16 Minnesota 599 2-0 16
17 Oregon 539 3-0 20
18 Florida 523 3-0 18
19 Illinois 493 1-2 6
20 San Diego 438 2-1 19
21 Kansas State 285 3-0 22
22 Michigan 261 4-0 23
23 Northern Iowa 227 2-1 21
24 Colorado State 167 3-0 25
25 California 157 1-1 17

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