On Monday, Texas moved up to the fourth spot in the AVCA’s national volleyball poll.
With 1,356 points and none of the poll’s 64 first-place votes, Texas trails top-ranked BYU (1,595 points; 59 first-place votes) by a healthy margin. Texas was listed fifth in the rankings that were released on Sept 17. In their only match last week, the Longhorns held off Kansas State’s upset bid in a five-set contest in Manhattan, Kan.
Texas (6-3; 1-0) is set to host Baylor (9-4; 1-1) on Wednesday before travelling to West Virginia (7-7; 0-2) on Saturday. Baylor is the only other Big 12 team currently ranked by the AVCA. The Bears are seeded 21st this week.
Earlier this summer, Texas and Baylor were the top two teams in the Big 12’s preseason poll. In its history, Texas has compiled an 81-2 record against Baylor.
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