Volleyball Climbs to Program-Best No. 2 in AVCA Coaches Poll

September 23, 2019
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Baylor volleyball is ranked a program-best No. 2 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll after a 9-0 start to the season for the first time since 2009, released Monday afternoon.

The No. 2 ranking shatters the previous all-time program record set two weeks ago at No. 5. BU’s 27 first-place votes are also a program record, just one shy of No. 1 Stanford who garnered 28 first-place votes.

Prior to last season, BU was ranked for 10 straight weeks and peaked at No. 17 in 2009, which stood as the program-high ranking for eight years in the 37-year history of the AVCA poll.

Since 2017, the Bears have entered the top-25 for the first time since 2009, become a top-15 team for the first time ever and recently become a top-five squad.

The Bears are ranked for the 42nd time in program history and have received votes in the poll for 31 straight weeks dating back to the 2017 season.

BU is 5-0 against ranked opponents so far in 2019, beating No. 18 Creighton, No. 4 Wisconsin No. 11 Marquette, No. 17 Missouri and No. 13 Hawai’i in non-conference action. Five wins over ranked teams ties a program-best record set in 1999.

Baylor is now the highest ranked Big 12 team with No. 6 Texas as the other conference team in the poll. BU has never been the highest-ranked Big 12 team in the history of the AVCA poll.

Baylor closes out its five-match homestand against Texas State on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.BaylorBears.com/tickets. The match will be televised via Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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Volleyball Climbs to Program-Best No. 2 in AVCA Coaches Poll

566 Views | 7 Replies | Last: 1 mo ago by IslandBear
Sicemball
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They are a big deal. Tune them in on TV or go watch a game. It's pretty good...these girls okay way over the net!
IslandBear
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Come on folks, grab the kids and go watch a game. Try it at least once and see if you like it. Our #2 ranking is history-making and these ladies are good.

Attendance:
3800 vs. Tennessee (good!)
1007 vs ranked Missouri (sad)
1442 vs ranked Hawaii (sad)

We beat Wisconsin at their place in front of 7000. If our match had been at Hawaii, 7000+ would've shown up at the Stan Sheriff Center. Baylor Nation, we can do better.
MrGolfguy
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They have more than half the seating of the Ferrell Center closed off for the volleyball games. That 3800 for Tenn was near capacity the way they have it set up.
I have only come here seeking knowledge
That they would not teach me of in college
bunation
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UnBELIEVEable start. Kara McGhee is a special player. Very special. Look out ut.
IslandBear
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Undefeated Cal Golden Bears fell to defending national champions, Stanford 3-1 yesterday. You can guess who the last undefeated D-1 volleyball team is.
boxster
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And with Stanford losing, we just may be #1 in the land come tomorrow.

What he wants people to know about Baylor football: I want people to see that Baylor is the class of college football. Record GPAs, 26 different majors, guys challenging themselves to be the best they can be. Guys working in the community and guys working to be the best they can be in football. Want people to know Baylor is a great place as a University. -Coach Matt Rhule
IslandBear
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Oh my! #1 ranked Stanford falls at home to Washington who lost to Hawaii four weeks ago. It's been 12 years since the Huskies have been able to take down the Cardinal on the road.

We will be the new #1 come Monday.
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