The Colorado volleyball team kept on track Wednesday, sweeping visiting Washington State for the Buffaloes' sixth win in seven games. On Friday, the Buffs will have another opportunity against a nationally-ranked opponent in what is becoming a crowded Pac-12 Conference race behind front-runner Stanford.

No. 11 Washington visits the Coors Events Center, where the Buffs have gone 8-2 this season. While No. 2 Stanford is running away with the league race with an undefeated mark, CU was one of four Pac-12 teams heading into Thursday's action that boasted eight wins, with three others owning at least six.

CU has lost four consecutive matches against the Huskies but has won two of its last three home matches against ranked opponents. Here is a look at the matchup.

No. 11 Washington at Colorado volleyball

WHEN: Friday, 6 p.m., Coors Events Center.

BROADCAST: Pac-12 Network.

RECORDS: Washington 18-5, 8-4 Pac-12 Conference; CU 18-6, 8-5.

NOTES: Frankie Shebby paced CU's sweep of Washington State on Wednesday with 10 kills ... Washington leads the all-time series 12-3 and has won six of the past seven meetings ... UW leads the Pac-12 with 3.19 blocks per set. Huskies freshman Lauren Sanders is the league's individual leader at 1.56 blocks per set ... The Buffs return to the road next week for matches at No. 18 UCLA and No. 17 USC.

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