December 17, 2018
In the final poll, Texas came in ranked No. 5 after capping off its season with a 23-5 (.821) overall record and a 15-1 (.938) conference record. This marks the fifth time UT has won 15 matches in Conference play since 2011. The Longhorns made an NCAA Regional Round Final appearance for the 13th-straight year.
Baylor earned a No. 24 ranking after a second-place finish in league play, 20-9 (.690) overall record and 11-5 (.688) conference record. The Bears earned a spot in the NCAA Championship, making its run to the second round of play, competing in two five-set thrillers.
Big 12 Programs in AVCA Coaches’ Poll