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Tuesday December 20, 2011Gators Ranked No. 11 in Final AVCA Poll of 2011

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The Florida volleyball team, coming off its first Elite Eight appearance since 2005, finished its 2011 campaign ranked No. 11 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, marking the 21st consecutive season that the Gators are among the nation’s top-15 in the final poll.

 

Florida, who finished the 2011 season with a 27-6 record, has been ranked in the AVCA poll for 321 consecutive polls dating back to Sept. 17, 1991. That marks the nation’s fifth-longest streak of consecutive weeks ranked.

 

The Gators, who finished the 2011 campaign with the top hitting percentage in the NCAA at .309, lead the nation since 1991 with 659 total victories. Florida’s 21 consecutive 25-win seasons also comprise a nation-leading streak.

 

The 2011 NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins (30-6) garnered each of the 60 first-place votes to rank No. 1 in the AVCA’s final poll, while national runner-up Illinois (30-5) was No. 2. National semifinalist Southern Cal (29-5) and overall No. 1 seed Texas (25-5) finished third and fourth, respectively, while No. 5 Hawai’i (31-2) rounded out the AVCA’s final top-five.

 

2011 AVCA Division I Coaches Top-25 Poll (FINAL)

Rank

Team

Record

1

UCLA (60)

30-6

2

Illinois

30-5

3

Southern California

29-5

4

Texas

25-5

5

Hawai’i

31-2

6

Pepperdine

25-7

7

Florida State

28-7

8

Iowa State

25-6

9

Penn State

25-8

10

Purdue

29-5

11

Florida

27-6

12

Nebraska

25-5

13

Kentucky

28-6

14

Stanford

22-8

15

Minnesota

20-12

16

California

26-7

17

Washington

24-8

18

Northern Iowa

33-2

19

Tennessee

28-4

T-20

Michigan

22-13

T-20

San Diego

28-5

22

Kansas State

22-11

23

Ohio State

20-15

24

Oregon

21-10

25

Colorado State

24-6

 

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: Miami (FL), Long Beach State, North Carolina, Dayton, Western Kentucky, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Arizona, Tulsa, Cincinnati

 

Florida’s All-Time Final AVCA Rankings

Season

Final AVCA Ranking

1991

10

1992

5

1993

14

1994

14

1995

6

1996

4

1997

4

1998

4

1999

5

2000

12

2001

6

2002

4

2003

2

2004

15

2005

3

2006

10

2007

8

2008

10

2009

15

2010

8

2011

11

 

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