<p>Krista Blunk and Kelli Tennant breakdown No. 3 Washington's win over No. 4 USC on Friday night.
As the 2019 season gets closer by the day, the first national rankings were announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
SAN FRANCISCO — Defending NCAA and Pac-12 Champion STANFORD was voted the No. 1 team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Coaches Poll, which was announced today. An overwhelming favorite to win the 2019 national championship, the Cardinal received 62 out of a possible 64 first-place votes to lead six top-25 ranked Pac-12 teams.
The USC women's volleyball team is ranked No. 14 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) preseason top 25 poll as announced on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The Husky volleyball team was voted fourth in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll today, just one point out of third-place.
In a poll of the Pac-12 Conference volleyball head coaches, USC was selected to finish second as announced by the league on Monday, Aug. 12. The coaches also named a preseason All-Pac-12 Team by ballot vote, which included three Trojans including AVCA All-America outside hitters Khalia Lanier and Brooke Botkin; and 2018 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year setter Raquel Lázaro.