WKU volleyball drops to No. 30 in latest national polls

Lucas Aulbach

After last Tuesday’s loss to Middle Tennessee State, WKU has dropped into a three-way tie for No. 30 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association national rankings.

WKU (19-2, 6-1) was No. 26 in last week’s poll, the highest the school has ever been. The Lady Toppers picked up two Sun Belt wins over the weekend after the loss to MTSU.

Head Coach Travis Hudson said his team is optimistic about their ranking despite dropping four spots.

“We’re glad to still be getting recognized after taking that loss to Middle Tennessee,” he said. “I think it says a lot about the season we’re having to still be getting recognition like that.”

The poll, which was released on Monday, has WKU tied with North Carolina and Texas A&M for No. 30, with all three teams receiving 16 votes.

Kentucky, the only other team to beat WKU this season, moved up to No. 25 after Colorado State dropped out of the top 25.

The Lady Toppers will have the opportunity to pick up a couple more wins this weekend when they take on Florida International and Florida Atlantic at home.