The University of Kentucky volleyball team is ranked 15th in the nation in the American Volleyball Coaches Association's preseason top-25 poll announced Wednesday.
The Wildcats, coached by Craig Skinner, received a preseason ranking for a program record fourth consecutive year. The poll includes four teams Kentucky will face in 2015. UK will open the 2015 season at home against No. 19 Michigan State on Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Other ranked squads the Wildcats will face this season include: Florida (No. 4), Illinois (No. 8) and Southern California (No. 22 22). UK opponents Texas A&M, Arkansas-Little Rock, Alabama, Creighton, Wichita State and LSU were among those receiving votes in the poll. The Wildcats are coming off a school-record 10th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and a fourth consecutive 20-plus win campaign.