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Badger volleyball cracks preseason Top Ten

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MADISON (WKOW) -

The Badger volleyball team is entering this season with high expectations after a Cinderella run in last season's NCAA Tournament. Wisconsin is ranked No. 6 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll.

The NCAA runners up received eight first-place votes. This is the second highest preseason rank in program history. Wisconsin was ranked fourth in 2001. The Badgers will face nine ranked squads this season.

Wisconsin will host Fan Fest at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the UW Field House. The event will be followed by the Cardinal vs. White scrimmage at 3:30 p.m. Both events are free.

AVCA Division 1 Coaches Poll

1. Penn State (32)

2. Texas (11)

3. Stanford (7)

4. Washington

5. Southern California (2)   

6. Wisconsin (8)  

7. Nebraska

8. Purdue

9. BYU

10. Florida

11. Illinois

12. Minnesota

13. Florida State

14. San Diego

15. Missouri

16. Michigan State

17. Hawai'i

18. Colorado State

19. Kentucky

20. North Carolina

21. Duke

22. Kansas

23. Creighton

24. American

25. Arizona State

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: Oregon 115; Oklahoma 114; California 111; Marquette 102; Arizona 60; Iowa State 59; LSU 52; Colorado 32; UC Santa Barbara 26; Michigan 23; UCLA 23; Cal State Northridge 19; Long Beach State 11; New Mexico 9; UT San Antonio 3


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