USC Ranked No. 12 In Volleyball Magazine Preseason Poll

Aug. 5, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's volleyball team has been ranked No. 12 in the nation by Volleyball Magazine in its 2009 preseason poll. The six-time national champions return 13 letterwinners from last year's squad that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament as the Trojans made their 18th consecutive NCAA appearance. USC has made five NCAA Final Four appearances in the last nine years.

The Women of Troy open the 2009 season at the MSU Showcase in East Lansing, Michigan (Aug. 28-29) where USC will take on host Michigan State, along with North Carolina and Albany (featuring current assistant coach and former USC setter Kimi Freeburg).

Follow all USC home matches this season at the Galen Center on the revamped with a live, multi-camera video webcast.

Volleyball Magazine Preseason Top 201. Penn State2. Texas3. Nebraska4. Washington5. Stanford6. California7. Hawaii8. Minnesota9. Florida10. UCLA11. Iowa State12. USC 13. Illinois14. Oregon15. Michigan16. San DiegoT17. Wichita StateT17. Saint Louis19. Utah20. Santa Clara 

Others Receiving Votes: Purdue, Pepperdine, Cal Poly, Kansas State, Kentucky, Long Beach State, Wisconsin, Colorado State, Louisville, Texas A&M, Duke

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