Texas A&M knocked off RV Georgia in 5 sets, otherwise favored SEC programs earned victories to close out opening weekend. RV South Carolina, Missouri, 11th-ranked Florida and Texas A&M are all off to 2-0 conference starts.
The home team won three of the four SEC openers on Friday night, with Tennessee upsetting Auburn in four sets as the lone exception.
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.
LSU’s Taylor Bannister capped a banner week with her fourth career SEC honor following three Freshman of the Week nods in 2017, while Georgia’s Meghan Donovan earned her third setter of the week honor of 2018.
After ending last weekend on a high note with a sweep of Oakland, the LSU volleyball team will look to continue that momentum into this weekend as they travel to Dallas for the SMU Doubletree Classic.
The No. 19 Michigan Wolverines moved to 9-0 on the season upping their winning streak to 27 straight sets, this time topping vote getter Colorado State (6-3) on Saturday to claim the Michigan Challenge title.
Michigan registered its program record eighth straight sweep to start the season, outdoing Oakland and LSU on Friday to open the Michigan Challenge. Colorado State also posted two wins on the day.
Baylor finished off a 3-0 weekend at home with a pair of wins on Saturday at the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Invitational. Yossiana Pressley notched a pair of 20-kill outings on Saturday to sew up tournament MVP honors.
Florida and Kentucky should do battle at the top once again with some other sleepers to keep an eye on in the SEC.
Leah Edmond is one of three Kentucky players on the Preseason All-SEC team as the Wildcats are the early pick to win the league.