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Georgia Tech Sticks at No. 14 in Latest AVCA Top 25

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Georgia Tech volleyball (21-3, 12-2 ACC) held firm at No. 14 for the third consecutive week in the latest AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Women’s Poll, the AVCA announced on Monday.

The Yellow Jackets remain among the top 15 in the nation for the fourth straight week after making their first appearance at No. 13 in the AVCA’s rankings. Since appearing in the Top 25 at No. 12 on Sept. 30, 2020, Tech has been listed in 34 straight top 25 polls to date. The Jackets are joined in the poll by No. 1 Louisville and No. 3 Pitt among the ACC ranks.

The Yellow Jackets were also tabbed No. 6 in the NCAA’s Rating Percentage Index, the highest rank of the season to date. The White and Gold were recently slated No. 9 in the NCAA Selection Committee’s first rankings of the season for matches played through Oct. 27 as well.

Georgia Tech maintains its position amongst the country’s best following another undefeated ACC weekend in which the Jackets earned 3-1 wins over Miami and Florida State. Currently riding a 10-match win streak, Tech has now won 53 of its last 62 matches dating back to 2019. The Yellow Jackets have won 32 of their last 36 matches at home in O’Keefe Gymnasium and are a perfect 9-0 in true road matches this season, going 7-0 away from The Flats in ACC play.

On the year, Georgia Tech boasts some of the top numbers in the country, leading the nation in both kills per set (15.06) and assists per set (13.72). The Jackets are also currently fourth in the NCAA and second in the ACC in hitting percentage (0.298).

Junior outside hitter Julia Bergmann has been the driving force behind Tech’s vaunted attack, leading the ACC in both points per set and kills per set. On a national scale, her 5.45 points per set rank 10th in the country while her 4.71 kills per set are good for 11th in the nation.

Reinforcing Bergmann’s efforts all season has been senior right-side hitter Mariana Brambilla, who etched her name in the Yellow Jacket record books over the weekend by skyrocketing into ninth in program history in career kills with 1,459 to date. The explosive veteran just trails Bergmann amongst the conference ranks, placing third in the ACC with both 4.17 kills per set and 4.67 points per set.

Senior setter Matti McKissock has been the architect behind the Yellow Jackets’ strong assist numbers, leading the ACC and placing second in the NCAA in assists per set (11.58) as she continues her climb in Georgia Tech history. McKissock currently owns the third most career assists in school history while leading the program in career assists during the 25-point rally scoring era with 3,776 to date.

Up Next

Georgia Tech readies for a highly anticipated rematch with No. 1 Louisville on the road Friday at 7 p.m. in Louisville, Ky.  Coverage information will be provided here.

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