Pitt volleyball is undeniably on a tear. The Panthers have a 17 game win streak (17-0 overall) and are tied for first place in the ACC with a 6-0 record.
With solid wins over ranked teams in then #24 Cal Poly and #12 Washington the team has earned much deserved national recognition. The Panthers started out this season at #20 in the AVCA preseason polling. Now they are pushing for a spot in the Top 5.
The Panthers aren’t the only story of interest coming from the ACC. Louisville, a preseason #30 broke into the Top 25 last week. The Cardinals are working their way up the ladder as well.
Pitt and Louisville currently hold 6-0 conference records. The potential tie-breaker is just a few weeks away when the Cardinals head north to meet the Panthers. It would not be too early to say that the winner could lock up the ACC Championship.
The matchup will air on ACC Network Extra on October 21 at 1:00pm ET.
Pitt Dominates Conference Mintonette
The complete AVCA Top 25 is here.
Pitt’s Nika Markovic earns ACC Volleyball Player of the Week honors. Louisville’s Emily Scott earns ACC Freshman of the Week honors.
On the schedule this week –
Tuesday, October 9
- North Dakota @ Pitt
Wednesday, October 10
- Notre Dame @ Louisville
Friday, October 12
- Clemson @ Duke
- Georgia Tech @ Wake Forest
- Pitt @ North Carolina
- Virginia @ NC State
- Miami @ Syracuse
- Florida State @ Boston College
Sunday, October 14
- Clemson @ Wake Forest
- Georgia Tech @ Duke
- Virginia Tech @ Notre Dame
- Miami @ Boston College
- Virginia @ North Carolina
- Florida State @ Syracuse
- Pitt @ NC State
The ACC regular season ends on November 24 and the NCAA Volleyball Selection Show is on Sunday, November 25th.
First and second round action runs November 29-December 1 with Regionals held December 8-9.
The 2018 NCAA Volleyball Championship will be held in Minneapolis December 13 and 15.