NCAA Tournament

FINAL POLL- NUMBER OF

TIMES RANKED

DATE RANKING RECORD
1 T Nebraska 27
1 T Stanford 27
3 Hawai'i 26
4T UCLA 25
4T USC 25
6 Penn St. 24
7 Texas 23
8 BYU 21
9T Pacific 20
9T UCSB 20

 

FINAL POLL- NUMBER OF

TIMES RANKED TOP 5

DATE RANKING RECORD
1 Stanford 20
2 Nebraska 15
3 Hawai'i 14
4 UCLA 12
5 Pacific 11
6T Penn St. 9
6T USC 9
8T Florida 8
8T Long Beach St. 8
10 Washington 4
11T BYU 3
11T Texas 3

 

FINAL POLL- NUMBER OF

TIMES RANKED #1

DATE RANKING RECORD
1 T Stanford 6
1 T UCLA 6
3 Nebraska 4
4 Penn St. 3
5T Hawai'i 2
5T USC 2
7T BYU 1
7T Long Beach St 1
7T Pacific 1
7T Washington 1

 

HISTORY OF BYU

IN THE AVCA POLL

Year RANK
2008 --
2007 12
2006 20
2005 --
2004 --
2003 --
2002 --
2001 22
2000 13
1999 13
1998 6
1997 7
1996 8
1995 23
1994 8
1993 4
1992 8
1991 9
1990 12
1989 --
1988 12
1987 4
1986 1
1985 14
1984 15
1983 8
1982 13

NUMBER OF TIMES

RANKED ALL-TIME

DATE RANKING RECORD
1T Nebraska 384
1T Stanford 384
3 Hawai'i 380
4 UCLA 374
5 USC 366
6 Penn St. 334
7 Texas 326
8 UCSB 296
9 BYU 294
10 Pacific 280

 

NUMBER OF TIMES

RANKED #1 ALL-TIME

DATE RANKING RECORD
1 Nebraska 81
2 UCLA 51
3T Hawai'i 48
3T Penn St. 48
5 Stanford 47
6 USC 36
7 Long Beach St. 27
8 Pacific 18
9 Washington 8
10 Florida 5
11T BYU 4
11T San Diego St. 4

 

NUMBER OF TIMES

RANKED TOP 10 ALL-TIME

DATE RANKING RECORD
1 Stanford 354
2 Nebraska 350
3 Hawai'i 290
4 UCLA 284
5 USC 232
6 Florida 231
7 Penn St. 220
8 Texas 218
9 Pacific 189
10 Long Beach St. 175
11 BYU 123
12 UCSB 105

 

A perennially successful and ranked team, the BYU women’s volleyball program has been one of the nation’s elite since it began recording its history in 1969. The first official coaches poll started in 1980 on a bi-weekly basis and was known as the Tachikara Top Ten Division I Women’s Volleyball Poll.

The Cougars were inaugural members when the NCAA started sanctioning women’s volleyball competition in 1981, and official American Coaches Volleyball Association rankings followed a year later. Since then, with a contingency of NCAA head coaches voting, the AVCA has issued weekly rankings. From 1980 through 1994 the poll was co-sponsored by sporting goods manufacturer Tachikara. From 1995-2003 the official rankings were known as the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. In 2004 the poll was renamed the USA Today/CSTV Coaches Top 25 Poll. The poll changed sponsors yet again in 2005, becoming the CSTV/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. With the exception of the initial coaches poll in 1980, each successive poll through the 1991 season was a poll of the top 20 teams in the nation. Starting in 1992, the poll expanded to the top 25 teams.

Rankings corresponding with official American Coaches Volleyball Association polls have been added to each applicable BYU opponent since the inception of the polls in 1982. Through 1986 the AVCA was known as the College Volleyball Coaches Association. There were five seasons (1987-89 and 1993-94), however, which did not have preseason polls. While, technically, all teams were unranked before the first poll in each season where there was not a preseason poll, BYU and a handful of other NCAA Division I programs and with AVCA approval have applied rankings from the final poll from the previous season to years with no preseason polls.

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