By Megan Herboth
ORLANDO, Fla. - The UCF Volleyball team is receiving votes in the latest edition of the AVCA Coaches Poll, as announced by the organization on Monday.
The Knights (9-5, 2-0 AAC) are receiving votes for the first time since Sept. 2011, when UCF received votes for four straight weeks.
UCF opened the American Athletic Conference season with road wins over SMU and Tulsa over the weekend, the first time they have defeated both programs away from home in the same season.
The Knights also made a jump in the Rich Kern/AVCA Regional Rankings, which are based on the Rich Kern Percentage Index (RKPI). UCF moved up to 35th overall this week and are the top team in the Midwest Region. Last week the Knights ranked 63rd overall and fifth in their region.
The Knights return to The Venue this weekend for a pair of conference matches. UCF hosts Temple at 7 p.m. ET on Friday and Connecticut at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
UCF Volleyball is presented by Radisson- UCF Area. For more information on how to purchase tickets, visit UCFKnights.com or call 407-UCF-1000.