Creighton volleyball ranked ninth in preseason AVCA poll

The American Volleyball Coaches Association released the preseason Top 25 Wednesday afternoon. The Creighton Volleyball program is ranked No. 9 in this years Top 25 poll. 

This marks the fourth time in five seasons that the bluejays have earned a spot in the preseason poll. Creighton has spent 20 previous weeks in the top-25 of the rankings during the course of the past five seasons. Last year's squad was ranked eight different weeks. 

Last season the Bluejays advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Top returners include Lydia Dimke, Taryn Kloth, Jaali Winter and Brittany Witt. 

Creighton is also ranked eighth nationally in the Prep Volleyball preseason poll. 

Rank School
(1st place votes)
Total
Points
2016
Record
2016
Final Rank

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 

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