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Kansas Volleyball preseason No. 8 in AVCA Poll

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As expected, the Jayhawks begin the 2017 season in the Top 10.

KU Volleyball Final Four Omaha
KU Volleyball Final Four Omaha

KU Volleyball is ranked in the top 10 (again), this time in the preseason AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) poll.

Texas took 25 first-place votes (out of 64) and is the top team in the poll. No other Big 12 schools made the top 25 but Iowa State, Baylor, and Kansas State all received votes.

Looking down the schedule, KU has #9 Creighton, who knocked the Jayhawks out of the NCAA Tournament last year, #14 Kentucky, and #25 Purdue, to go along with two matchups with the top-ranked Longhorns.

Kansas is the reigning (outright) Big 12 Champion, so even with the lofty ranking, Coach Bechard may still be able to play the disrespect card. Stay tuned to RCT for more coverage, but for now I’ll leave you with this: Look for the Jayhawks to put together a solid record and make a run at a Final Four.

The 2017 season kicks off with an exhibition match at home against UMKC on Saturday, August 19, at 1 PM. KU will open the season on the road at NC State. Their first official home game is scheduled for Friday, Sept 1, at 3 PM vs Long Beach State.