Volleyball Advances to No. 7 in the AVCA Rankings
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Undefeated Kansas volleyball advanced two spots to a program-best No. 7 ranking in the AVCA Coaches Poll released on Monday.
The Jayhawks (18-0, 6-0 Big 12) defeated Baylor on the road last Wednesday to remain as one of two undefeated teams in NCAA Division I volleyball, joining USC. KU has been ranked in the top-25 for seven consecutive weeks, including three weeks in the top-10.
KU’s rank in the AVCA poll has progressed with each passing week of the season — starting by receiving votes, reaching a then-program-high No. 15 ranking on Sept. 21, entering the top-10 for the first time on Oct.5, and garnering 1176 points for a No. 7 ranking this week. The 2015 Jayhawks also hold program records for longest winning streak (W18) and best start to a season (18-0).
Kansas continues to lead the Big 12 in overall hitting percentage (.316), hits per set (15.2), assists per set (14.2) and service aces (1.6). Sophomore setter Ainise Havili ranks No. 1 in the nation in assists per set (11.6).
Kansas stays at No. 8 this week in NCAA Rating Percentage Index (RPI) released Monday.
Kansas is set to host Oklahoma on Wednesday night at Horejsi Family Athletic Center (6:30 p.m. CT, TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3). The Big 12 Conference’s two top-10 teams, Kansas and No. 2 Texas, will face on Friday night (8 p.m. CT, Longhorn Network).
KU AVCA COACHES POLL WEEK-BY-WEEK
WEEK: AVCA Rank (Record)
Preseason: rv (0-0)
Aug. 31: rv (3-0)
Sept. 7: 22 (6-0)
Sept. 14: 17 (9-0)
Sept. 21: 15 (12-0)
Sept. 28: 12 (14-0)
Oct. 5: 10 (15-0)
Oct. 12: 9 (17-0)
Oct. 19: 7 (18-0)