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Clemson Ranked 27th in AVCA Preseason Poll

Aug. 17, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – The 2000 Tiger volleyball team is ranked 27th in the preseason poll released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Clemson finished the 1999 season with a #22 ranking after winning the ACC regular season crown and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

Clemson was one of two ACC teams ranked in the preseason poll. The Tigers received 97 votes in the national poll, while the University of North Carolina, who defeated Clemson in the finals of the ACC Tournament last year, was picked 26th with 132 votes.

“We are very pleased with the ranking because of last year’s success. It is an indication of the respect others have for our team,” head coach Jolene Jordan-Hoover said.

The Tigers concluded last season with a 31-3 record and earned their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in seven years. Clemson will open the season September 1-3 at the Notre Dame Tournament, where the team will face 15th-ranked Brigham Young University and 28th-ranked Notre Dame as well as Fairfield University.

The complete AVCA Division I Coaches Poll is as follows:

Rank School (1st-Place Votes) Points 99 Rec. 99 Rank 1 UCLA (23) 1,339 28-4 7 2 Penn State (10) 1,317 36-1 1 3 Stanford (9) 1,309 31-3 2 4 Long Beach State (13) 1,304 31-4 4 5 Hawaii (2) 1,224 29-2 8 6 Nebraska (1) 1,055 27-6 11 7 USC (1) 1,019 21-9 17 8 Pepperdine 1,013 26-4 10 9 Florida 946 33-3 5 10 Arizona 906 21-11 14 11 Minnesota 892 27-9 16 12 Pacific (1) 878 32-3 3 13 Colorado State 857 18-12 12 14 UC Santa Barbara 749 29-6 6 15 BYU 722 28-5 13 16 Wisconsin 516 22-10 23 17 Kansas State 462 21-9 19 18 Texas 433 22-8 18 19 Texas A&M 432 28-6 9 20 Michigan State 334 21-13 NR 21 Baylor 254 26-9 20 22 Northern Iowa 208 30-1 15 23 Loyola Maymount 165 20-11 NR 24 Michigan 164 16-15 NR 25 Ohio State 150 17-12 NR

Others receiving 30 or more points: North Carolina (132), Clemson (97), Notre Dame (79), Illinois (61), Utah (69), San Diego (58), Arkansas (58), Colorado (35), Louisville (31).

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