Carnegie Mellon University serves as the host for the 2014 UAA Volleyball Championship Friday and Saturday.
Washington University (31-4) enters the championship as the top seed. The Bears, who won 17 of the first 18 UAA Volleyball titles and 20 total titles, seek their first Association championship since 2011 and second in the past six years.
Five-time UAA champion Emory University (31-3) chases its fourth title in the past six years and enters the weekend as the second seed.
The host Tartans (21-9) are seeded third. The third-place finish in last year's championship was the highest for Carnegie Mellon since 2008.
Case Western Reserve University (16-11), which finished fourth for three consecutive years from 2010-2012, is the fourth seed in the championship.
University of Chicago (24-11) captured its first UAA Volleyball title in the program's history last year, and enters this year's championship seeded fifth.
NYU (19-16), one of five UAA teams to qualify for the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship last season, is seeded sixth this year.
University of Rochester (16-17) and Brandeis University (7-21) are seeded seventh and eighth, respectively.
Play opens at noon on Friday with Washington facing Brandeis and Emory playing Rochester. The championship match is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.