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First-Place Volleyball Returns to Top 25

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 11/12/2012
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Miami volleyball team re-entered the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 this week at No. 24, the organization announced Monday. The Canes have now appeared in the national poll four times this season.

Miami (23-4, 15-2), who has won 13 of the last 14, is tied atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with Florida State with three regular season matches remaining. It is the best ACC start in program history.

Most recently, the Canes took down both Wake Forest and Duke last weekend to improve to 8-4 on the road. Against the Blue Devils, Miami overcame two match points in the fifth set to pull out the win.

UM first entered the polls this year at No. 24 on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, before moving up to No. 23 on Oct. 29. This is the 14th time in school history that the Canes have been ranked going back to 2002, holding an all-time 16-5 record in matches when playing as a ranked team.

The Hurricanes join No. 11 Florida State and No. 25 North Carolina as ranked ACC teams.

The Canes, also No. 21 in the NCAA RPI, will return home this weekend to face Boston College and Maryland at the Knight Sports Complex. The Hurricanes defeated both opponents on the road earlier this season.

Single-game tickets to home volleyball matches are available for as low as $3. Call 1-800-GO-CANES to order your tickets today. For all the latest information on Miami Hurricanes volleyball, follow the official Twitter feed, @CanesVB, or "Like Us" on Facebook at facebook.com/MiamiHurricanes.
Schedule
 
Friday, August 28
Volleyball vs. Illinois State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Saturday, August 29
Volleyball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
12:30 PM
Volleyball vs. Kansas State
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:30 PM
Friday, September 04
Volleyball at Missouri State
Springfield, Mo.
7:30 PM
Saturday, September 05
Volleyball at Marquette
Springfield, Mo.
12:00 PM
Volleyball at Oral Roberts
Springfield, Mo.
6:30 PM
Saturday, September 12
Volleyball at Purdue
Baton Rouge, La.
6:00 PM
Sunday, September 13
Volleyball at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
2:00 PM
Thursday, September 17
Volleyball vs. Seattle University
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 18
Volleyball vs. UCF
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Friday, September 25
Volleyball at Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
7:00 PM
Sunday, September 27
Volleyball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
12:30 PM
Friday, October 02
Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
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