Dec. 18, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Michigan volleyball team is ranked fifth in the final 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I poll, released this afternoon (Tuesday, Dec. 18). This is the highest ranked the Wolverines have ever received by the organization.
Michigan, which enters the rankings for the first time since Sept. 10, 2012, received 1,253 votes and is one of four teams that was unranked at the end of the regular season to move into the top 25. U-M ended its season with a 27-12 record and its first trip to the national semifinals, defeating Tennessee, Louisville, Michigan State and Stanford in NCAA Tournament play. The Wolverines had two All-Americans and two All-Big Ten players (Jennifer Cross and Lexi Erwin) and return five starters plus the libero to the 2013 squad.
Michigan eclipses its previous high of sixth set on Sept. 14 and Sept. 28, 2009. Michigan ended the 2009 campaign in ninth. This also is the 10th time the Wolverines have been ranked in the top 10 in program history.
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