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Penn State Men’s Volleyball Rises To Top Spot In AVCA Rankings

It’s a great time to be a Penn State volleyball fan, folks.

Rankings from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) put the Nittany Lions in the No. 1 spot following their dominant stretch.

There’s no doubt that Penn State’s rise in the rankings is attributed to its recent showings in the past few weeks. Then-No. 2 Penn State swept Saint Francis in a 3-0 home matchup last weekend and delivered a 3-0 win against Purdue Fort Wayne over break. Additionally, Penn State upset then-No. 1 Hawaii, the team it’s replacing in the top spot, 3-1 on March 11.

Hawaii faltered in its matchup with No. 4 Long Beach State on Friday, and the shocking upset from Penn State earlier in March was enough to boost the Nittany Lions to the No. 1 spot.

This is the first time since 2009 that Penn State has attained the top spot in the rankings. Men’s volleyball sits at 18-2 on the season with a home match against Ohio State up next at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.

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Luke Pieczynski

Luke is a first-year DUS premajor student from Wexford, Pennsylvania. He is sick and tired of having to pretend to care about what goes on in Philadelphia. A Sheetz Freak by nature, you can find him on floor five of Paterno Library or at @lukeapie on Twitter.

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