(Star Advertiser) Undefeated Hawaii men’s volleyball team ranks No. 1 for first time in 4 years

Undefeated Hawaii men’s volleyball team ranks No. 1 for first time in 4 years

(Source: Star Advertiser)

For the first time since April 2015, the Hawaii men’s volleyball team is No. 1 in the AVCA Coaches Top 15.

  • JAMM AQUINO / January 2019

    University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team celebrate a service ace in a match against the NJIT Highlanders on Jan. 10. The Rainbow Warriors received all 16 first-place votes in the AVCA Coaches Top 15 rankings released today.

For the first time since April 2015, the Hawaii men’s volleyball team is No. 1 in the AVCA Coaches Top 15.

The Rainbow Warriors (20-0) received all 16 first-place votes in the rankings released today.

Hawaii replaced defending national champion Long Beach State (19-1) at the top spot. The 49ers lost for the first time since April 14 when they were swept at USC Saturday.

The Warriors won a program-record 20th in a row Saturday with a sweep of BYU in Provo. It extended Hawaii’s NCAA-record consecutive sets-won to 60.

The Big West has the top three teams in the polls with UC Santa Barbara (15-5) at No.3.

Pepperdine (16-6) remained No. 4 and UCLA (16-6) No. 6.

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