Year-End Top-10 Ranking For Dawgs
Dec. 18, 2012
» Final AVCA Top-25 Rankings
SEATTLE - For the eighth time in the past 10 years, the Husky volleyball team finished ranked in the top-10 of the AVCA year-end rankings. Washington, coming off an NCAA round of 16 appearance, wound up ninth in the final coaches poll, released today.
The Dawgs wrapped the season with a 25-7 record, advancing to the NCAA Regional rounds for the seventh time under Head Coach Jim McLaughlin. UW began the season ranked 14th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll, but had jumped into the top-10 by the third week of the season and remained there the rest of the year.
Texas, which captured the NCAA Championship, naturally took the year-end top spot, followed by No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Stanford, and No. 5 Michigan. USC followed at No. 6, then Nebraska, which defeated UW in the round of 16, at No. 7. Minnesota came in No. 8 followed by the Huskies and Florida to complete the top-10. Based on the final rankings, the Huskies had five wins over teams ranked in the top-15.
Since 2003, the Huskies have ended the year in the top-10 every season except for 2009, when they finished 13th, and 2011, when they ended at 17th. The No. 9 final ranking ties for the sixth-best ranking in school history.