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Purdue Volleyball Tabbed No.23 in AVCA Preseason Poll

  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue volleyball opens the 2018 season checked in at No. 23 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) preseason poll, released Wednesday by the organization.

This year’s poll marks the eighth consecutive season that Purdue is voted one of the nation’s top-25 volleyball programs. It is also the Boilermakers’ 12th appearance on the preseason poll under the direction of head coach Dave Shondell.

For the upcoming season Purdue will matchup against six Big Ten schools ranked in the AVCA Preseason Poll, including four in the top 10 with No. 2 Nebraska, No. 4 Minnesota, No. 6 Penn State and No. 9 Wisconsin.

Purdue is coming off a 23-10 season that saw the Boilermakers defeat four top-10 programs in a single season for the first time in program history. The 2017 record also marked the 10th time Purdue has earned 20 or more wins and 10 or more Big Ten wins with Shondell at the helm.

Fans will be able to get their first look of the 2018 Boilermaker squad on August 11 at Purdue’s annual Boilermaker Tune-Up. The intersquad scrimmage is set for 1 p.m. ET in an air conditioned Holloway Gymnasium and is open to the public with free admission.

2018 American Volleyball Coaches Association

Preseason Coaches Top 25

 

                                                                2017       2017
Rank      School (1st Place)            Points   Record Final Rank

  1.        Stanford (43)                  1575          30-4                  4
  2.       Nebraska (20)                1525          32-4                  1
  3.        Texas                                1389          27-3                  5
  4.        Minnesota                      1342          28-6                 10
  5.        Kentucky                         1260          29-4                  6
  6.       Penn State                      1227          33-2                  3
  7.        Florida (1)                        1208          30-2                  2
  8.        BYU                                1183          30-3                  7
  9.        Wisconsin                       1146          22-10              12
  10.      Southern California     1019          25-10               7
  11.      UCLA                                850            21-11              14
  12.      Illinois                               782            23-11              17
  13.      Creighton                        651            26-7                 16
  14.      San Diego                        632            25-5                 13
  15.      Colorado                          609            24-10              19
  16.      Baylor                               597            24-7                 21
  17.      Washington                    503            25-8                 15
  18.      Oregon                             443            18-12              RV
  19.      Utah                                424            24-10              13
  20.      Pittsburgh                       352            26-7                RV
  21.      Iowa State                       284            22-7                 25
  22.      Michigan State              250            24-9                  8
  23.      Purdue                             225            23-10              18
  24.      Cal Poly                            209            27-3                 22
  25.      Colorado State              174            29-4                 24

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Marquette 163; Michigan 153; Missouri 148; Wichita State 103; Louisville 88; Kansas 66; Western Kentucky 58; Washington State 47; Hawai’i 27; Florida State 17; LSU 13; Miami (FL) 8; Oregon State 6; Missouri State 4

11 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 39 combined points

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