Nebraska is back at No. 4 in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll after spending the last couple weeks at No. 5.
The Huskers took two matches from Michigan (3-1 and 3-0) last week to improve to 14-2 on the season.
Wisconsin (11-0) remained at No. 1 and received all 60 first-place votes despite its series with No. 11 Penn State getting canceled last week.
Kentucky (19-1) moved up to No. 2 and Minnesota (13-2) jumped one spot to No. 3. Texas (21-1) fell from No. 2 to No. 5 after dropping a match to Rice last week. Baylor (13-5) dropped from No. 6 to No. 9 while Purdue jumped two spots to No. 8 after winning a pair of four-set matches at Ohio State, which dropped the Buckeyes one spot to No. 10.
The Big Ten has accounted for half the top 12 in the poll for the last four weeks. Nebraska entered the season ranked No. 5 and has been fourth or fifth in every poll since.
Heading into the final week of the regular season, Wisconsin remains atop the Big Ten standings while Nebraska and Minnesota have two losses apiece. Michigan would need to sweep the Badgers this week to give either the Huskers or Golden Gophers a chance at the conference title.
The Huskers are scheduled to host Penn State this week, but the Nittany Lions have not released any updates since canceling the series with Wisconsin last Thursday.
Jacob Padilla has been writing for Hail Varsity since 2015. He covers football, volleyball men’s basketball and prep sports. He also co-hosts the Nebraska Preps Postgame and Nebraska Shootaround podcasts for the Hurrdat Media and Hail Varsity podcast networks. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.