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The Badgers volleyball team began preseason workouts this week with lofty expectations yet again. The American Volleyball Coaches Association has tabbed the Badgers as the No. 7 team in their preseason poll. This is the fourth straight year the Badgers have opened the season in the top ten.

The Badgers were 28-5 a year ago. They will be competing in a difficult Big Ten again this season. The league had four teams in the top ten.

Wisconsin kicks off the season on Aug. 25-26 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Badgers are hosting a Cardinal vs. White scrimmage on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the UW Field House. Admission is free.

2017 AVCA Preseason Top-25 Coaches’ Poll

Rk.

Team (1st place)

Pts.

2016

Record

2016  
 Final

1

Texas (25)

1547

 27-5

2

2

Stanford (35)

1533 

 27-7

3

Washington (2)

1370 

 29-5

4

Minnesota (2)

1349 

 29-5

5

Nebraska

1313 

 31-3

6

Penn State

1249 

 24-10

10 

7

Wisconsin

1145 

 28-5

8

Kansas

1085 

 27-3

12 

9

Creighton

1007 

 29-7

10

BYU 

975 

 29-4

11

North Carolina

939 

 29-4

11 

12

Florida

925 

 27-4

15 

13

UCLA 

866 

 27-7

14

Kentucky 

654 

 23-8

23 

15

Florida State 

641 

 26-6

13 

16

Michigan 

615 

 24-11

14 

17

Michigan State 

523 

 25-9

19 

18

Oregon 

498 

 21-10

21 

19

Missouri 

424 

 27-6

16 

20

Hawai'i

343 

 23-6

17 

21

Ohio State

332 

 22-13

18 

22

San Diego 

287 

 24-6

22 

23

Utah 

203 

 20-12

25 

24

Arizona 

174 

 20-15

20 

25

Purdue 

147 

 19-14

RV 

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Southern California 105; Western Kentucky 98; Dayton 71; Washington State 67; Iowa State 62; Colorado State 55; Pittsburgh 49; Baylor 37; Kansas State 36; Boise State 21; Wichita State 7; Texas A&M 6; SMU 2

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