Gators Ranked No. 15 in AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll



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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida will open the 2022 campaign ranked 15th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Division I Top-25 poll, as announced on Monday.With the No. 15 spot, the Gators run their streak to 31 consecutive years of ranking in the top-15 of the AVCA preseason poll – the third-longest streak in the nation (Nebraska, Stanford – only Nebraska’s is still currently active).

Florida’s streak dates back to 1992, when the squad began the year ranked No. 12.

During the 2021 season, UF went 22-9 overall and 14-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The team made its 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance, including its 31st consecutive trip, finishing the season with its 18th Regional Final appearance. 

To start the 2022 campaign, Florida opens with the Gators Invitational, facing off against North Florida on Aug. 26 and both East Tennessee State University and Virginia on Aug. 27.

UF is set to face four ranked opponents during the 2022 season, including three opponents in the Top-12: No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 5 Minnesota and No. 11 Kentucky.

2022 AVCA Preseason Poll 





























Rank Institution (First Place Votes) Points
1 Nebraska (24) 1538
2 Texas (27) 1528
3 Wisconsin (12) 1439
4 Louisville (1) 1317
5 Minnesota 1251
6 Pittsburgh 1222
7 Ohio State   1114
8 Washington   1102
9 Georgia Tech  1034
10 BYU 1009
11 Kentucky 890
12 UCLA 791
13 Purdue 783
14 Stanford 755
15 Florida 733
16 Baylor 645
17 Illinois 504
18 Creighton   477
19 Oregon 392
20 Penn State 331
21 Western Kentucky 280
22 Utah 254
23 Kansas 219
24 Southern California 187
25 San Diego 154

Other teams receiving votes: Washington State 104; Miami (FL) 101; Tennessee 83; Michigan 66; North Carolina 66; Pepperdine 60; UCF 55; Mississippi State 51; Rice 50; Hawai’i 48; Florida State 43; Marquette 40; Ball State 18; Dayton 14; South Alabama 5; Texas State 3.9 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 44 combined points

Single-match and season tickets are still available for purchase.

Gator Ticket Office Online | Call: 352-375-4683 x6800 (Open M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

 

Season Ticket Prices:

  • Reserved (Sections 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15) – $75 [ages 13 & up]
  • Kids Reserved (Sections 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15) – $35 [ages 12 & under]
  • General Admission (All other lower bowl areas) – $50 [ages 13 and up]
  • Kids General Admission (All other lower bowl areas) – $25 [ages 12 & under]
  • Courtside Season Pass (subject to availability) $150 [all ages]
  • Loge Seating (subject to availability) [in front of the Sideline Club] – $100 [all ages]

 
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