Washington Volleyball Tabbed Ninth in CBS College Sports/AVCA Preseason Poll

Aug. 19, 2008

SEATTLE--The Washington volleyball team is ranked ninth in the nation, according to the CBS College Sports Network/AVCA preseason poll released Tuesday.

The Huskies, who finished last season with a ranking of No. 10, return four starters including two-time All-American Jessica Swarbrick and 2007 National Defensive Player of the Year Tamari Miyashiro.

Washington is one of five Pac-10 teams ranked in the top-10. Stanford is the top Pac-10 team coming in at No. 2. The Cardinal is followed by USC in fourth, California in fifth and UCLA in sixth.

The Huskies will face seven teams ranked in the top-25, in the conference foes above, and in No. 11 Oregon, No. 12 Hawai'i and No. 22 San Diego.

Washington was ranked seventh in last week's Molten/Volleyball Magazine preseason media poll.

The Washington volleyball team will play an intrasquad scrimmage this Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10:30am in the Bank of America Arena before it kicks off the season at the Holiday Inn Classic hosted by Montana State Aug. 29-30. The Huskies will then host Portland State, Boise State and Gonzaga in the Northwest Challenge Sept. 4-5.

CBS College Sports/AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll1.	Penn State2.	Stanford3.	Texas4.	Southern California5.	California6.	UCLA7.	Nebraska8.	Florida9.	Washington10.	Cal Poly11.	Oregon12.	Hawai'i13.	Wisconsin14.	Kansas State15.	Middle Tennessee16.	Minnesota17.	Colorado State18.	Iowa State19.	Clemson20.	BYU21.	LSU22.	San Diego23.	New Mexico State24.	Long Beach State25.	PurdueOthers Receiving Vote and appearing on two or more ballots: St John's, Michigan, Pepperdine, Dayton, Michigan State, Louisville, Santa Clara, Ohio, Texas A&M, Utah, Illinois, Missouri, Tulane, Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wichita State, Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky  
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