For the first time in nearly seven years, the Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division II Top 25 poll. This marks the 20th week in program history the Lopers occupy the nation’s top spot and the 240th-week Kearney is in the AVCA poll. UNK was last ranked No. 1 on November 21st, 2005.
The Lopers, off to a 7-0 start, moved past Central Region rival Concordia-St. Paul this past weekend as the Golden Bears (6-1) fell to now 24th-ranked West Florida in four sets. UNK, ranked second last week, went 4-0 in its own fall tournament.
Wayne State remains in the Top 25 at 18th this week.