Rainbow Warriors volleyball ranked No.1 in the Nation for first time since 2020

Rainbow Warriors volleyball ranked No.1 in the Nation for first time since 2020
The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team ascended to the top of this week’s NVA/AVCA Division I-II coaches poll released on Monday, taking the No. 1 spot from BYU who dropped to No. 2. (Source: Hawaii Athletics)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team ascended to the top of this week’s NVA/AVCA Division I-II coaches poll released on Monday, taking the No. 1 spot from BYU who dropped to No. 2.

This is the first time the ‘Bows have been ranked No. 1 since week 8 of the 2020 season — receiving 15 of the 16 first place votes and 239 total points.

BYU, the former top spot holders, fell to No. 2 this week after getting swept by Grand Canyon last week, while Pepperdine (No. 3), UC Santa Barbara (No. 4) and Lewis (No. 5) round out the top-five.

Hawaii is coming off of a 4-0 start to the 2021 season after sweeps against UC Irvine and UC San Diego — the ‘Bows don’t return to the floor until a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara from March 11-13.

UH was first place for most of the 2020 season before splitting a two-game series against BYU, which leapfrogged the Cougars into the top spot in week 9 of 2020, before the pandemic brought an abrupt ending to the season — the ‘Bows and Cougs are not set to meet in 2021.

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