LEXINGTON, Ky. – Miami (Fla.) is ranked 24th in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll released Monday, as well as tied for first in the ACC standings. It is the 11th time in program history that the Canes have been in the top 25.
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The Hurricanes climbed as high as No. 20 twice last season and last appeared in the poll at No. 25 on Nov. 21, 2011. The program, which was reinstated during the 2001 season, first earned a ranking (No. 24) on Dec. 9, 2002, on the way to a Sweet 16 berth, finishing the year at No. 23.
Miami (16-3, 8-1 ACC), which has received votes in every coaches’ poll this season, has won its last six matches and 11 of the last 13. The team defeated Maryland and Boston College on the road this past weekend. The Canes lead the ACC in opponent hitting percentage (.158), assists (13.34/set), blocks (2.91/set) and digs (16.93/set), while sitting second in kills (14.31/set).
Florida State, a team Miami defeated 3-1 on Sept. 7, is the only other ACC team in the rankings at No. 12. North Carolina and NC State are also receiving votes.