The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association announced its preseason top-25 poll Monday, featuring the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats at No. 3 overall.
Kentucky joins the No. 6 Florida Gators as one of two SEC teams ranked inside the top 10 and one of six to either be ranked or receive votes.
The Wildcats earned 17 first-place votes, the second most behind the preseason No. 1 Texas Longhorns, who got 32. The Wisconsin Badgers will start the season ranked No. 2 after getting 15 first-place votes and 1522 total points.
The AVCA poll is released every Monday afternoon and consists of head coaches from around the country who vote in the poll.
2021 College Volleyball Coaches Preseason Top-25 Poll
- Texas (32)
- Wisconsin (15)
- Kentucky (17)
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- Western Kentucky
- Washington State
- San Diego
- Georgia Tech
- Notre Dame
Others receiving votes: Washington State 80; Arizona State 55; Texas A&M 44; Colorado State 35; Southern California 31; Kansas State 26; South Carolina 26; Texas State 24; Cincinnati 17; Oregon 17; Illinois 12; Colorado 6; Georgia 6; Rice 6; Illinois State 5; Arkansas 2; Ohio State 2