Florida Volleyball Finishes 2010 Season Ranked Eighth in the Nation

By: UF Sports Communications
By: UF Sports Communications

Gainesville, FL - The Florida volleyball team, coming off one of
its finest seasons in program history with a 29-2 overall record and its
19th Southeastern Conference Championship, finished its 2010 campaign ranked No. 8 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, marking the 20th consecutive season that the Gators are among the nation’s top-15 in the final poll.

It is the 15th top-10 final placing in the last 20 years for the
Gators, who have been ranked in the AVCA poll for 306 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 2010 campaign with the top winning
percentage in the NCAA at 93.5 percent this season, lead the nation
since 1991 with 632 total victories. Florida’s 20 consecutive 25-win
seasons also comprise a nation-leading streak.

Four-time defending NCAA Champion Penn State (32-5) garnered each of the 60 first-place votes to rank No. 1 in the AVCA’s final poll, while
national runner-up Cal (30-4) was No. 2. National semifinalists Southern
Cal (29-5) and Texas (27-6) finished third and fourth, respectively,
while No. 5 Stanford (27-4) rounded out the AVCA’s final top-five.

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2010 AVCA Division I Coaches Top-25 Poll (FINAL)
Rank Team Record
1 Penn State (60) 32-5
2 California 30-4
3 Southern California 29-5
4 Texas 27-6
5 Stanford 27-4
6 Washington 23-9
7 Nebraska 29-3
8 Florida 29-2
9 Illinois 24-9
10 Minnesota 26-9
11 Purdue 24-11
12 UCLA 22-9
13 Hawaii 28-3
14 Northern Iowa 31-3
15 Dayton 28-4
16 Colorado State 26-5
17 San Diego 24-6
18 Duke 27-7
19 Ohio State 24-12
20 Tulsa 31-3
21 Oklahoma 23-11
22 Missouri 22-11
23 Indiana 23-12
24 Tennessee 25-7
25 Iowa State 20-9

Others receiving votes and appearing on two or more ballots: LSU,
Cincinnati, Michigan, Arizona, Northwestern, Cal State Fullerton,
Oregon, Louisville, Long Beach State, Florida State, Creighton

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


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