CBS College Sports/AVCA Division I Volleyball Coaches Top 25 Poll

Aug. 19, 2008

A record six Pac-10 volleyball teams are ranked among the Top 11 in the 2008 CBS College Sports/AVCA Preseason Top 25.

STANFORD leads all Pac-10 teams, coming in at No. 2, followed by No. 4 USC, No. 5 CALIFORNIA, No. 6 UCLA, No. 9 WASHINGTON and No. 11 OREGON. No other conference has more than four teams ranked among the Top 25.

The season gets underway next Fri., Aug. 29 with the Runza/AVCA Showcase featuring matchups between the Pac-10's elite in No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 USC, and Big 12 Conference powerhouses No. 3 Texas and No. 7 Nebraska.

CBS College Sports/AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll
2008 PRESEASON POLL: August 19, 2008

(Rank, School, (First-Place Votes), Total Points, 2007 Record, 2007 Final Rank)

1 Penn State (59) 1498 34-2 1
2 Stanford 1431 32-3 2
3 Texas 1360 27-4 6
4 Southern California 1229 29-5 3
5 California 1214 26-8 4
6 UCLA 1188 23-11 7

7 Nebraska (1) 1161 30-2 5
8 Florida 1025 29-3 8
9 Washington 944 27-4 10
10 Cal Poly 849 23-8 11
11 Oregon 797 22-11 9
12 HawaiÕi 781 27-6 15
13 Wisconsin 765 26-5 14
14 Kansas State 665 23-9 16
15 Middle Tennessee 479 35-3 15
16 Minnesota 446 18-13 NR
17 Colorado State 363 23-8 NR
18 Iowa State 328 19-14 17
19 Clemson 303 29-4 22
20 BYU 292 24-8 12
21 LSU 276 25-8 NR
22 San Diego 271 21-8 25
23 New Mexico State 229 26-6 21
24 Long Beach State 220 26-7 23
25 Purdue 190 19-14 NR

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: St. John's 180; Michigan 177; Pepperdine 113; Dayton 98; Michigan State 80; Louisville 66; Santa Clara 65; Ohio 62; Texas A&M 55; Utah 45; Illinois 44; Missouri 42; Tulane 38; Arizona 31; Duke 18; Kentucky 16; Oklahoma 15; Wichita State 14; Georgia Tech 8; Western Kentucky 6

Nine schools were listed on only one ballot for a total of 23 points.

Next poll: September 1, 2008

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