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Clemson Volleyball Ranked 18th In AVCA Poll

Sept. 7, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball is ranked 18th nationally according to the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll released this week, the highest ranking ever for the Tigers. The team received 462 votes in the poll.

In their first weekend of competition the Tigers won the Michigan State Volleyball Classic, defeating Texas A&M, ranked 16th in the preseason, and Michigan State, ranked 22nd in the preseason. The two teams moved to 17th and 27th, respectively, in this week’s poll.

“I was very impressed with how composed we played all weekend for our first tournament,” said Jolene Jordan Hoover, who is in her seventh season as the head coach of the Tiger volleyball program. “I’m excited that we’re able to get some national recognition, but with that comes responsibility. It’s a long season, and we need to stay focused and keep working to improve. To win this tournament was one of the team’s goals, and I’m very happy for them that they were able to reach this goal.”

Other ranked teams on Clemson’s schedule include 16th-ranked Arkansas, 26th-ranked North Carolina and 30th-ranked Notre Dame.

Clemson (4-0) will open the home season Tuesday at 7 p.m. versus Winthrop in Jervey Gym. Admission to all home matches is free.

The complete AVCA Division I Coaches Poll is as follows:

Rk School (1st-Place Votes)  TP  Record  LW 1 Pacific (34)             1455   5-0    6 2 Penn State (8)           1364   4-1    1 3 Hawai'i (9)              1359   2-0    4 4 Long Beach State (8)     1332   4-0    5 5 Nebraska                 1242   4-2    3 6 Florida                  1190   4-2    8 7 Stanford (1)             1162   1-1    2 8 Texas                    1059   2-0   13 9 UC Santa Barbara         1005   2-0   1110 UCLA                     1004   2-0   1011 Pepperdine                842   2-0   1212 BYU                       778   2-1    713 Wisconsin                 656   3-1    914 Ohio State                597   1-0   1715 Arizona                   595   4-1   1516 Arkansas                  467   5-0   2017 Texas A&M                 465   3-1   1618 CLEMSON                   462   4-0   NR19 Colorado State            440   4-0   2420 USC                       396   1-1   2121 University of San Diego   369   2-1   1822 Illinois                  229   0-2   1423 Colorado                  192   2-1   1924 Kansas State              148   3-1   2325 Michigan                  133   3-0   NR

Others receiving 30 or more points: North Carolina (81), Michigan State (56), Loyola Marymount (55), Northern Iowa (41), Notre Dame (37), Indiana (35), Minnesota (30).

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