CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com) – Three Atlantic Coast Conference teams are in the top 10 of this week’s AVCA Top 25 poll – the most of any conference. Louisville is No. 5, Pitt is No. 7 and Georgia Tech moved up to No. 8, with Florida State is receiving votes.
The 11th week of ACC Volleyball presents a top-8 matchup with Pitt visiting Georgia Tech Friday night. First serve is set for 5 p.m. on ACC Network.
Friday, Nov. 10
No. 7 Pitt at No. 8 Georgia Tech | 5 p.m. | ACCN
Florida State at Syracuse | 6 p.m. | ACCNX
Clemson at Notre Dame | 6:30 p.m. | ACCNX
Duke at No. 5 Louisville | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
NC State at Boston College | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
North Carolina at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Sunday, Nov. 12
NC State at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACCN
Miami at Florida State | 1 p.m. | ACCNX
North Carolina at No. 3 Louisville | 1 p.m. | ACCNX
Notre Dame at Virginia | 1 p.m. | ACCNX
Noting ACC Volleyball
- The ACC leads nationally in kills (17,055), aces (2,063), assists (15,718) and block assists (4,669), and is third in total attacks (47,475).
- Pitt leads the nation in blocks per set (3.05) and has the third-best opponent hitting percentage in the country, limiting their opponents to a .138 clip. The Panthers’ Emma Monks is fourth in the nation in blocks per set, averaging 1.54.
- Pitt and Florida State have the fourth- and sixth-best hitting percentages in the country at .303 and .301, respectively.
- Georgia Tech and Louisville are tied for the ninth-best W-L percentage in the nation at .875.
- Six ACC players rank in the top-30 nationally for hitting percentage – the most of any conference – Pitt’s Chiamaka Nwokolo (3rd, .449), Louisville’s Cara Cresse (5th, .441), Florida State’s Louis (7th, .438), Pitt’s Monks (15th, .414), FSU’s Kiari Robey (22nd, .402), and Duke’s Jess Robinson (26th, .395).
- Louisville and Pitt come in at No. 5 and 6 in the latest RPI Rankings and Georgia Tech ranks 13th. The Cardinals own the ninth-most difficult schedule in the country, with previous opponents going 369-199 (.650) and the Panthers have the tenth-most difficult schedule in the country, with their previous opponents’ record at 375-207 (.644).
- Georgia Tech leads the league in digs per set at 15.41 which is the second highest among Power-5 defenses, behind only Kansas (15.92).