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- AVCA Rankings
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Coming off a 1-1 weekend against perennial powerhouses at the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge, Penn State men’s volleyball checked in at No. 14 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll.
Penn State (1-1) is coming off a weekend split with UCLA and Southern California. The Nittany Lions opened the season with a straight set defeat before taking USC down in a five-set thriller at St. John Arena in Columbus, OH.
Ohio State, defending national champions, remained the number one team in the nation receiving all 24 first-place votes, followed by UCLA at No. 2, Long Beach State at No. 3, BYU at No. 4 and Pepperdine rounding out the top-five.
Penn State travels to take on the Cardinals of Ball State Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by a trip to the campus of IPFW to battle against the Mastodons at 7 p.m. ET Saturday in Fort Wayne, IN.