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July 10, 2000

GREENSBORO, NC – The University of Virginia volleyball team has been selected to finish fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference according to the 2000 Preseason ACC Volleyball Poll, which is determined in a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. The Cavaliers, who are under the direction of fifth-year head coach Melissa Aldrich

Defending ACC Tournament champion North Carolina has been picked to win the 2000 ACC regular season title by the conference’s head coaches, while Georgia Tech is second. Wake Forest has been selected to finish third, while defending regular season champion Clemson is fourth. Virginia is fifth, followed by Duke, Florida State, Maryland and NC State.

Virginia opens the 2000 season by hosting Georgetown, Kentucky and William & Mary in the Jefferson Cup Tournament on Friday and Saturday, September 1-2.


School               Points        1999 Record/Finish1. North Carolina    73            28-6, 14-2 ACC/2nd2. Georgia Tech      65            17-14, 6-10 ACC/6th3. Wake Forest       59            25-9, 10-6 ACC/3rd4. Clemson           56            31-3, 15-1 ACC/1st5. Virginia          42            19-12, 9-7 ACC/4th6. Duke              39            13-14, 7-9/5th7. Florida State     38            8-23, 1-15/9th8. Maryland          21            12-19, 5-11/T7th9. NC State          12            16-19, 5-11/T7th
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