Florida Gators volleyball starts spring ranked number 11

Special report on the Florida Gators volleyball team:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida will open the spring portion of its 2020-21 schedule ranked 11th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Top-25 poll, as announced on Tuesday.


With the No. 11 spot, the Gators run their streak to 29 consecutive years of ranking in the top-15 of the AVCA preseason poll – the third longest streak in the nation (Nebraska, Stanford – both still active). The AVCA had an abridged Top-15 poll in the fall because of numerous conferences not competing due to COVID-19.


During the fall portion of the schedule, the Gators went 6-2, picking up sweeps over Alabama and Auburn. Florida split its series with both South Carolina and Georgia, finishing the fall tied for second in the SEC (Arkansas, Missouri).


The Gators finished first half of the season ranked in the Top-15 nationally in four different categories: fourth in blocks per set (2.95), 10th in hitting percentage (.261), 13th in opponent hitting percentage (.163) and 14th in assists per set (12.36).


Lauren Dooley and Nnedi Okammor are both ranked in the Top-10 in the nation in blocks per set, sitting fourth (1.54) and eighth (1.30), respectively.


Florida kicks off the spring portion of the 2020-21 schedule on Jan. 29/30 with a series at Ole Miss.


To view Florida’s 2020-21 schedule in its entirety, follow this link.


Continue to check FloridaGators.com for further updates related to the upcoming volleyball season.

2021 AVCA Spring Preseason Top-25 Poll

Rank Institution (First Place Votes)
1 Wisconsin
2 Texas
3 Stanford
4 Kentucky
5 Nebraska
6 Baylor
7 Minnesota
8 Washington
9 Penn State
10 Utah
11 Florida
12 Louisville
13 Purdue
14 Notre Dame
15 Creighton
16 BYU
17 Missouri
18 Georgia Tech
19 Pittsburgh
20 Marquette
21 Hawaii
23 San Diego
24 Michigan
25 WKU


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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.