The Nebraska volleyball team moved to No. 1 in the AVCA Coaches Poll released on Monday afternoon.

Following the Huskers' thrilling five-set win over previously top-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday night, the Huskers received 63 of a possible 64 first-place votes to take over the top spot in the poll for the first time since Oct. 24, 2022. 

Wisconsin dropped to second, while Stanford, Louisville and Texas rounded out the top five. 

The Huskers are 19-0 on the season, their best start since beginning 2008 with a 20-0 record. 

Nebraska has been ranked No. 1 in the AVCA Coaches Poll a nation-leading 103 times. 


Nebraska junior opposite hitter Merritt Beason was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, while freshman setter Bergen Reilly collected Big Ten Setter of the Week honors.

Beason earned her third Big Ten Player of the Week honor this season, and Reilly earned her third Big Ten Setter of the Week accolade. Beason is the first Husker to be a three-time Big Ten Player of the Week in the same season since Mikaela Foecke in 2018. Reilly is the first Husker to be a three-time Big Ten Setter of the Week since Kelly Hunter in 2016. 

Beason led the Huskers to a sweep at Northwestern and a 3-2 win over No. 1 Wisconsin with 4.25 kills per set, 1.75 digs per set and five blocks and two aces. She began the week with 13 kills on .323 hitting in the sweep at Northwestern. She also had seven digs and three blocks with an ace. On Saturday night in the Huskers' thrilling 3-2 win over the undefeated Badgers, Beason had a match-high 21 kills along with seven digs, two blocks and an ace. 

Reilly averaged 11.00 assists per set and 2.88 digs per set on the week. She also recorded six kills, three aces and three blocks. She had 38 assists and six digs in the win over the Wildcats, leading the Huskers to a season-high .395 hitting percentage. She also dropped two kills to the floor. On Saturday night in the win over No. 1 Wisconsin, Reilly had 50 assists and a career-high 17 digs. She also recorded four kills, three blocks and one ace.

The Nebraska volleyball team has won at least one Big Ten weekly award each of the past six weeks. 


Saturday night's Nebraska volleyball match against Rutgers has been pushed back 30 minutes to a 7:30 p.m. start time. 

The match was originally scheduled for a 7 p.m. start, but the additional 30 minutes is to allow staff and fans at the 2:30 p.m. Nebraska-Purdue football game to get to the Bob Devaney Sports Center. 

The Huskers also host Maryland this week on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Devaney Center.