Texas outside hitter Micaya White (1) speaks with libero Sydney Petersen (8) before a Kentucky serve at Gregory Gym on Sept. 7, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT Volleyball

National poll upgrades Texas as Longhorns prepare for match against Big 12’s only other ranked team

Posted September 24th, 2018


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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