The American Volleyball Coaches Association has also released their pre-season polls. The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to defend their undefeated 2008 season as national champions. They have been selected as the number 1 team in the country followed by Texas, Nebraska, Washington, and Stanford.
Athletic conferences also vote on pre-season rankings and pre-season all conference teams. Though the initial recognition can improve team morale, it also will place a target on the backs of the teams who were picked to finish first.
The fall sports season is about to begin, and time will only tell where these top ranked teams will be at the end of their respected seasons.