ROSEMONT, Ill. - Seven Big Ten programs are ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Poll, with four teams ranked in the top ten.
Reigning national champion, Nebraska checks in at No. 2 in the poll while Minnesota and Penn State take fourth and sixth places, respectively. Wisconsin is ranked No. 9, Illinois checks in at No. 12 and Michigan State claims the 22nd spot. Rounding out Big Ten teams in the top 25 is No. 23 Purdue. Michigan received votes in the poll.
Big Ten volleyball programs will open play on Aug. 24. For the complete poll, click here.