With Covid changing everything in fall sports, The ACC decided volleyball would play for four weeks with each team playing eight matches. The 15 league teams have been split into three pods, each with five teams:
- Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville, Notre Dame and Pitt
- Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech
- Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami and Wake Forest
Louisville started the season at home with 2 matches against Notre Dame. Louisville lost the first match 0-3 and the second was postponed.
Louisville then went on the road for 2 against Boston College. Louisville won both 3-0 and 3-1.
Last night, Louisville finished up a 2 match sweep of 8th ranked Syracuse, 3-0 and 3-0. Check out the photos below of last nights action.
Louisville will finish up the fall season at 11th ranked Pittsburgh on Oct 23rd and 24th. Pitt was picked to win the 2020 ACC Volleyball championship in the ACC Coaches Preseason Poll, with 11 first-place votes. Louisville, who is currently ranked 9th in the country, was selected second in the ACC.
It appears as though there will be more volleyball played in the spring as the NCAA has decided that Fall championships will be conducted in the Spring Semester 2021 with some changes. The changes include reduced bracket sizes with preserved automatic qualification for conferences. The brackets will be filled at 75% of their normal capacities meaning there will be 48 teams in the championship bracket. 32 will be automatic qualifiers while 16 will be at large bids. The selections will be announced on April 4th with tournament being held on April 23rd – 25th.