Huskers, Bluejays Ranked In Pre-Season Volleyball Poll



LINCOLN -- The Nebraska volleyball team is preseason ranked 10th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Creighton is 25th. Nebraska is coming off a 26-7 season which ended in the NCAA regional finals. During the non-conference season, the Huskers are set to meet three top-25 teams, as Nebraska will take on No. 22 Dayton on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Devaney Center. The Huskers will also face No. 15 Iowa State on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Devaney Center. Nebraska will close the non-conference schedule against top-ranked and defending national champion Texas, in Austin, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 22. Creighton is in the preseason poll for the first time and is the only ranked Big East team. The Bluejays were 29-4 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The poll is led by defending national champion Texas, followed by Penn State, Stanford, USC and Washington. Creighton's non-conference schedule features five teams that are ranked in the preseason poll, including No. 11 Hawai'i, No. 12 UCLA, No. 13 BYU, No. 20 Kansas and No. 24 Wichita State. The Jays also host California, which received enough votes to be 37th in the ranking.


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