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Kentucky volleyball tabbed No. 7 in preseason AVCA rankings

For the second year in a row, the Kentucky volleyball team has been named a preseason top-10 team in the nation.

The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association released their preseason top-25 on Tuesday afternoon, and the Wildcats came in at No. 7 overall.

Kentucky is one of just three SEC teams ranked in the initial poll, joining Florida (No. 10) and Tennessee) as the only schools in the conference listed.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play six games this season against ranked teams, including two against No. 10 Florida, and once vs. No. 14 USC, No. 17 Purdue, No. 19 Tennessee, and No. 25 Louisville.

The SEC joins the Big 10 as the only two leagues to have multiple teams ranked inside the top-10.

Here is the entire AVCA Preseason Top-25 Poll:

  1. Stanford (62)
  2. Nebraska (1)
  3. Minnesota
  4. Texas
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Illinois
  7. Kentucky
  8. Penn State (1)
  9. BYU
  10. Florida
  11. Oregon
  12. Pittsburgh
  13. Washington
  14. Southern California
  15. Michigan
  16. Marquette
  17. Purdue
  18. Creighton
  19. Tennessee
  20. Baylor
  21. San Diego
  22. Washington State
  23. Cal Poly
  24. Arizona
  25. Louisville

Go Cats.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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