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Kentucky volleyball ranked No. 3 in AVCA Fall Top-15 Coaches Poll

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Kentucky volleyball is a preseason top-three team in the nation and the No. 1 team in the SEC.

In the AVCA Fall Division I Week 1 Coaches Poll, the Wildcats came in at No. 3 overall, behind only Texas (No. 1) and Baylor (No. 2).

Check out the complete top 15:

  1. Texas
  2. Baylor
  3. Kentucky
  4. Florida
  5. Syracuse
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Missouri
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Kansas
  10. Pittsburgh
  11. Louisville
  12. Georgia Tech
  13. Iowa State
  14. Duke
  15. Texas State

Kentucky’s eight-game schedule officially begins in October, with six of the matchups being televised nationally.

UK’s season opener vs. Tennessee on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET will be carried live on the SEC Network, and both matches at Missouri on Oct. 28 and 29 will be shown live on ESPNU beginning at 9 p.m. ET. UK’s second match vs. Auburn on Nov. 8 will air on the SEC Network at 4 p.m. and the Cats’ final fall series at Mississippi State on Nov. 12 and 13 will be on SEC Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET. All games will also be shown live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

Here is the full schedule in all its glory:

Last season, the Wildcats finished with a 25-7 overall record, including 16-2 in conference play en route to the program’s third-straight Southeastern Conference championship and a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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