The Kansas volleyball team finished last season in the Final Four and started this one ranked No. 4 in the country before falling as far as eighth. The Jayhawks (20-2) returned to No. 4 in the AVCA poll released Monday in the wake of Saturday’s five-set victory that ended a 25-match losing streak to Texas.
Texas (17-3), which fell from No. 4 to No. 5, is the only other Big 12 squad in the top 25.
Nebraska (20-1) ranks first, followed by Minnesota (17-4) and Wisconsin (18-3), which means the top five schools in the poll are located in the Central time zone, an indication of the sport’s growing popularity in the middle of the country.
Kansas toppled from No. 4 in the fourth poll of the season after losing a road match to Purdue, then moved to No. 6, where it stayed until Monday.
The Jayhawks resume their schedule Wednesday at Kansas State at 7 p.m.