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Volleyball Ranked 15th In AVCA Poll

Sept. 14, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson volleyball team is ranked 15th nationally according to the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll released this week, moving up from a 18th-place ranking in last week’s poll. The team received 618 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. Last weekend the Tigers defeated Kentucky and #30 Notre Dame to win the Big Orange Bash.

“By beating two quality teams in Kentucky and Notre Dame at home, I feel like we solidified what we did the first weekend at Michigan State,” said Jolene Jordan Hoover, who is in her seventh season as the head coach of the Tiger volleyball program. “Again, we’re keeping it all in perspective because it’s early in the season, but I’m proud of what we’ve done so far.”

Clemson (7-0) will play host to South Carolina Wednesday at 7 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a free t-shirt as Clemson attempts to break the Jervey Gym attendance record of 1,203, set in 1997 against Florida State.

The complete AVCA Division I Coaches Poll is as follows:

Rank School (First-Place Votes)    Total Points  1999 Record Last Week1    Pacific (55)                      1494          8-0       12    Penn State (1)                    1404          8-1       23    Hawai'i (3)                       1392          6-0       34    Long Beach State (1)              1306          6-0       45    Nebraska                          1261          7-2       56    Florida                           1201          6-2       67    Stanford                          1108          3-1       78    Texas                             1093          6-0       89    UC Santa Barbara                  1034          6-0       910    Pepperdine                        940          5-0       1111    UCLA                              938          5-0       1012    BYU                               823          4-1       1213    Wisconsin                         651          4-2       1314    Arizona                           644          6-2       1515    Clemson                           618          7-0       1816    Texas A&M                         610          7-1       1717    Colorado State                    537          7-0       1918    Ohio State                        430          3-1       1419    Southern California               389          3-2       2020    Arkansas                          330          7-2       1621    Michigan                          315          5-1       2522    Colorado                          210          5-1       2323    Illinois                          191          3-2       2224    Kansas State                      142          5-2       2425    Loyola Marymount                  132          5-2       NR

Others receiving 30 or more points: University of San Diego (106), North Carolina (44), Northern Iowa (30).

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