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Nebraska and Creighton in top 15 of college volleyball rankings
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Nebraska and Creighton in top 15 of college volleyball rankings

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Nebraska and Creighton are both ranked in the top 15 of the college volleyball coaches poll released Tuesday.

The Huskers checked in at No. 5, and the Jays are No. 15.

The Top 25 rankings include teams that played portions of their schedules in the fall. Creighton and Nebraska will begin play later this month, though, and the NCAA tournament will be held in April with the Final Four in Omaha.

Nebraska is the second-highest-ranked team from the Big Ten, with six teams from the conference in the Top 25. Also ranked are No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 9 Penn State, No. 13 Purdue and No. 24 Michigan.

Creighton is the top-ranked team from the Big East, ahead of No. 20 Marquette.

Nebraska will play a conference-only schedule. The Huskers open their season Jan. 22 at Indiana. Creighton’s full schedule has not been released yet.

Below are the complete college volleyball rankings:

1. Wisconsin (40 first-place votes)

2. Texas* (17)

3. Stanford (3)

4. Kentucky* (1)

5. Nebraska (1)

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

22. UCLA

23. San Diego

24. Michigan

25. Western Michigan

* Competed in the fall

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