The No. 11 Kentucky volleyball team secured the outright 2018 Southeastern Conference championship on Wednesday night with a 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17) win at South Carolina.
Florida and Kentucky were picked as favorites win the SEC, but Alabama’s surprise start has the Crimson Tide in the conversation. Missouri and Texas A&M opener league play with wins on Wednesday.
Kentucky finishes the preseason with a 6-4 record.
Micaya White notched 18 kills to lead a powerful and efficient attack from #6 Texas past #16 Kentucky in four sets.
Kentucky completed an undefeated weekend at home and wrapped up the Bluegrass Battle title with a five-set thriller against Kansas on Saturday.
The Power Five schools held the upper hand at the Bluegrass Invitational on Friday with Kansas rallying for a pair of five-set wins and host Kentucky No. 16 Kentucky picking up its first two victories of 2018.
A 2017 NCAA Championship rematch on day one of the 2018 season? That’s exactly what you get this year folks, along with some other great matchups. Here are the ones to watch opening weekend.
Florida and Kentucky should do battle at the top once again with some other sleepers to keep an eye on in the SEC.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.