Noting ACC Volleyball – Atlantic Coast Conference
- Three ACC teams are ranked in the AVCA Top 25 poll and all three are in the top 10. Defending ACC champion Louisville is No. 3 in the Aug. 29 poll, followed by No. 5 Georgia Tech and No. 10 Pitt. Georgia Tech’s No. 5 ranking ties the second-highest ranking received by the Yellow Jackets in program history, joining the 2003 team, which held the mark for four consecutive weeks.
- Three Louisville games against the AVCA’s top 25 opponents highlight week two of the 2022 season. The No. 3 Cardinals will play No. 22 Western Kentucky on Wednesday, Aug. 31 (7 p.m. / ESPN+) and host the No. 15 San Diego on Friday, Sept. 2 (7 p.m./ACCNX) and No. 8 Ohio State on Sunday, Sept. 4 (2 p.m./ACCN).
- In a battle of the top 10 teams, No. 10 Pitt takes on No. 7 BYU in Provo, Utah on Saturday, Sept. 3 (9 p.m./BYUTV).
- Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and NC State are opening their home schedules this week.
- Five ACC teams — Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Miami — went undefeated in the first week of the season. BC won the Bearcat Classic, Clemson won the Big Orange Bash, Georgia Tech won the Ole Miss Invitational, Louisville won the South Dakota Coyote Invitational, and Miami swept the Hofstra Invitational.
- Georgia Tech’s Julia Bergmann was named ACC Player of the Week and currently leads the nation in wins per set (6.43) and points per set (7.21).
- The ACC Network is scheduled to air 21 conference volleyball games, with coverage beginning Sunday, Sept. 4 with 2021 national semifinalist Louisville hosting Ohio State at 2 p.m. More than 150 ACC volleyball games are scheduled for ACC Network Extra. Follow all the ACC volleyball action with updated scores, schedules and standings at theACC.com.
- SiriusXM has produced an ACC volleyball preview show, which debuted Thursday, August 18 and is available on demand on the SXM app. Hosted by ESPN’s Katie George, a former top Louisville volleyball player, the show features interviews with all 15 head coaches and 19 student-athletes.
- The ACC is poised for another stellar year after posting its most successful season in 2021. The ACC had two teams in the national semifinals for the first time in league history and its six teams of the NCAA tied the league record. The ACC’s three teams in the Regional Finals and Third Round, and five teams in the Second Round were all the most in conference history.
- Louisville was selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2022 ACC Volleyball Championship following a vote by the league’s head coaches. The Cardinals received 10 first-place votes, while Pitt got five. Pitt finished second in voting with 185 points, followed by Georgia Tech (173), Miami (150) and Florida State (145).
- Louisville’s five preseason All-ACC selections led the conference, while Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Pitt had three each. Miami had two players on the preseason squad and Florida State and Syracuse had one each.
Schedule to come
Wednesday August 31
Florida A&M at Florida State 6 p.m. | ACCNX
Louisville West Kentucky 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Thursday, September 1
Syracuse vs. Kansas State 4 p.m. | FLO
JMU at Florida State 6 p.m. | ACCNX
Friday, September 2
ETSU to Duke Noon | ACCNX
Coppin State at Virginia Tech Noon | ACCNX
Pitt vs. Cincinnati Noon | BYUTV
Miami vs. St. John’s 2 p.m.
Wake Forest vs. Arizona 3:30 p.m. | ACCNX
Boston College vs. Montana State 4 p.m.
Virginia vs. Xavier 6 p.m. | FLO
South Carolina at North Carolina 6:30 p.m. | ACCNX
San Diego at Louisville 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Dayton at Georgia Tech 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Pitt vs. Utah State 7 p.m. | BYUTV
Marist at Virginia Tech 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Jacksonville State at Clemson 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Colgate at NC State 7 p.m.
Syracuse at UCF 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Notre Dame vs. Boise State 10 p.m.
Saturday September 3
Northeast at Duke 10 a.m. | ACCCNX
Virginia vs. Purdue Fort Wayne 10 a.m. | FLO
Yale at Noon Florida State | ACCNX
Clemson Citadel 1:30 p.m. | ACCNX
Elon at NC State 2 p.m.
Syracuse vs. North Florida 2 p.m. | FLO
ODU at Virginia Tech 3 p.m. | ACCNX
Arizona State at Georgia Tech 4 p.m. | ACCNX
Boston College vs. Harvard 4 p.m.
Virginia vs. Eastern Michigan 4 p.m. | FLO
Austin Peay at Florida State 5 p.m. | ACCNX
Miami vs. Weber State 6 p.m.
Arizona at North Carolina 6 p.m. | ACCNX
Boston College vs. Bryant 7 p.m.
South Carolina at Wake Forest 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Gardner-Webb at Clemson 7 p.m. | ACCNX
East Carolina at Duke 7 p.m. | ACCNX
Tennessee at NC State 7 p.m.
Pitt at BYU 9 p.m. | BYUTV
Notre Dame at Long Beach State 10 p.m.
Sunday September 4
Miami at UNLV 1 p.m.
CRF at Georgia Tech 1 p.m. | ACCNX
Ohio State at Louisville 2 p.m. | ACCN