Virginia put up 12 blocks, but that did little to stop Pittsburgh from rolling to its 12th straight win of the season.
9th-ranked Pittsburgh, one of 6 remaining undefeated Division I volleyball programs nationally, is viewed as the heavy favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship this year. VolleyMob and a vote of league coaches in the preseason were unanimous.
The favorites came out on top on Day 1 of the Panther Invitational with No. 13 Pittsburgh winning twice and No. 12 Washington hanging on for a five-set win over Dayton.
Pittsburgh comes into 2018 as the favorite in the ACC with a wide-open order of teams throughout.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Pittsburgh comes in at #17 and carries the flag for the ACC in the preseason VolleyMob Top 25.
The University of Pittsburgh volleyball team held its annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Fitzgerald Field House. Blue came out on top, sweeping Gold in three sets.
Pittsburgh is the preseason favorite to win the ACC followed by a contentious battle throughout.
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Colorado will be a dark-horse in the Pac-12 as they look to build on a breakout 2017; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 (#16-20).