Baylor volleyball ranked No. 1 nationally for first time in program history
More than 300 schools play Division I women’s volleyball. Only one of them is undefeated — and, for the first time in its history, that team is now ranked No. 1 in the country.
Yes, Baylor volleyball ascended to No. 1 in the nation in this week’s AVCA coaches poll, claiming 54 out of 64 first-place votes to easily take the top spot. Head coach Ryan McGuyre’s squad is 11-0, including wins over No. 10 Marquette, No. 11 Hawaii, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 14 Creighton and No. 22 Missouri.
Thanks to the hot start, volleyball has joined women’s basketball and acrobatics & tumbling to give Baylor three No. 1-ranked teams so far in 2019, and six top-ranked programs in the last three years (alongside men’s basketball, men’s golf and equestrian). The teams join a host of academic programs that have also been highly ranked in recent years.
Next up for Baylor volleyball: The Bears’ Big 12 home opener against Oklahoma on Wednesday (7 p.m., ESPN+).
Sic ’em, Bears!