EASTERN – Allen Central is ranked 18th in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association’s first regular-season poll of the 2015 high school volleyball season. The Rebels were ranked 15th in the KVCA’s preseason poll.
Assumption (4-1) kept its No. 1 ranking after receiving 11 first-place votes. Sacred Heart, Mercy, Notre Dame and Henry Clay round out the rest of the top 5.
Allen Central is the only 15th Region team ranked in the poll. No teams from the neighboring 14th and 15th regions earned a spot in the poll.
Allen Central remains ranked first in the 15th Region Top 5 Poll, which was also released on Friday, Aug. 28. Directly behind Allen Central in the 15th Region Poll, 58th District rival Betsy Layne is ranked second. Paintsville is listed third, Pikeville fourth and East Ridge fifth.
Tradition-rich Allen Central has captured four straight 15th Region championships under the direction of highly successful head coach Larry Maynard.
The complete KVCA High Schol Volleyball Top 25 Coaches Poll is as follows (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Assumption (11); 2. Sacred Heart (6); 3. Mercy Academy (3); 4. Notre Dame (1); 5. Henry Clay; 6. Paul Laurence Dunbar; 7. Ryle; 8. McCracken County; 9. Tates Creek; 10. St. Henry; 11. Oldham County; 12. Christian Academy-Louisville; 13. North Oldham; 14. Cooper; 15. Apollo; 16. Beechwood; 17. Holy Cross (Louisville); 18. Allen Central; 19. Butler; 20. Presentation; 21. Scott; 22. Owensboro Catholic; 23. DuPont Manual; 24. Central Hardin; 25. Male.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.