After bouncing back from its first loss of the season two weeks ago with two 3-1 wins in Florida, the Pitt volleyball program has climbed back to the top of one respected ranking.
Voted on as the fourth best team in the AVCA poll, Pitt (17-1, 7-1) topped the list of the top women’s volleyball teams in Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) out of 340 programs Monday morning.
— Pitt Volleyball 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@Pitt_VB) October 18, 2021
The list measures a combination of a team’s winning percentages, opponents winning percentage, and opponent’s opponent winning percentage when calculating a program’s wins and losses compared to strength of schedule.
Texas, Louisville, and Wisconsin—all ahead of Pitt on the previous AVCA list last updated October 11—rank in the same order but one spot lower due to the success of the Panthers.
Back to the top of the @NCAAVolleyball RPI for Pittsburgh after a pair of road wins in Florida.
— NCAA Stats (@NCAAStats) October 18, 2021
The Blue and Gold have defeated four ranked teams this season and have the only blemish of 2021 being a five-set defeat to No. 18 Georgia Tech at the Fitzgerald Field House.
Pitt returns to action this Friday at 7p.m. in South Bend Indiana facing Notre Dame.