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Cal Poly Volleyball Moves Up to No. 14 in Latest AVCA Top 25 Poll

Cal Poly Volleyball Moves Up to No. 14 in Latest AVCA Top 25 Poll


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Following its two historic wins last week over then No. 9 UCLA, the Cal Poly volleyball team moved up to No. 14 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.

The Mustangs (7-1) moved up eight spots after being ranked No. 22 the week prior. They began the season ranked No. 24. They have now surpassed the highest-ranking last year's team received, which finished as the best team in program history. That team was ranked as high as No. 21.

This is now the highest Cal Poly has been ranked since week one of the 2008 season when they were also ranked No. 14.

The Mustangs beat the Bruins (4-2), who are now No. 16 in the AVCA Top 25, 3-1 both Thursday and Friday at Mott Athletics Center to hand them their first two losses of the season. The wins avenged last season's second round NCAA Tournament loss to UCLA that ended the Mustangs' historic season.

Cal Poly has now won six matches in a row. Its only loss this season came in a road match against Pittsburgh who is now 9-0 and ranked No. 9 in this week's rankings.

The Mustangs will look to extend its winning streak this weekend when they head to Denton, TX for the North Texas Challenge. There, they will take on Mississippi State, Wichita State and North Texas. Wichita State was in the 'receiving votes' category of this week's AVCA Top 25 Poll.