Two big victories last week propel Hambly's squad among nation's elite.
CHAMPAIGN — After a six-week absence, the Illini volleyball team is back in the Top 25.
Following a pair of victories against ranked opponents last week, Illinois moved into the No. 25 spot in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, which was released Monday.
The Illini (12-12) defeated then-No. 17 Michigan and then-No. 13 Michigan State to return to the national rankings.
Illinois was last ranked during the week of Sept. 23-29, when it was No. 24. However, the Illini had continued to receive votes each week since.