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Duke, Clemson on the rise in ACC standings

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (1) dunks against Miami at the Watsco Center in Miami on Jan. 4.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

While four teams have climbed to the shallow peak of the ACC and the bottom four have made themselves apparent, an astounding seven teams remain within two games of .500 in conference play.

Pitt volleyball takes No. 2 spot — and is still climbing

First-year setter Lexis Akeo (1) received her fifth ACC Freshman of the Week honor on Monday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

In a season that has seen Pitt volleyball continuously surpass its previously established standards, the Panthers once again set a new program record for highest ranking.

Pitt ranked in top 20 public universities

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked the University 18th in its 2020 public schools listing.

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2019

The University ranked #18 among public institutions this year, eight spots above where it ranked last year.

Lyke responds to low Pitt sports rankings

Pitt is ranked 137th out of the NCAA Division I’s 295 sports teams in Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup’s recent ranking.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke acknowledged the low rankings and said the Panthers hoped to improve in the future.

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