The University of Wisconsin volleyball team finished at No. 5 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s final poll of the regular season.

Baylor remained atop the poll, earning 43 of the 64 first-place votes. Pittsburgh finished at No. 2, with Stanford at No. 3 and Texas No. 4.

Three other Big Ten Conference teams followed the Badgers, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 7 Minnesota and No. 8 Penn State.

The Badgers (22-6) also finished No. 5 in the final RPI rankings.

They received the No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and will open play Friday night at the UW Field House against Illinois State (22-11), which is No. 78 in the RPI. The other match at the Field House on Friday will pit No. 27 UCLA (18-11) against No. 32 Notre Dame (19-9).


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