MADISON - The Wisconsin Badgers are ranked sixth in the nation in the American Volleyball Coaches Association pre-season poll released Monday.
The Badgers made it to the NCAA Championship match last fall before losing to Penn State in four sets in Seattle.
The Nittany Lions are the pre-season favorites to win the title again. Penn State received 32 of the 60 first place votes.
Texas is ranked second and received 11 first place votes.
Wisconsin had eight first place votes.
AVCA Division 1 Coaches Preseason Poll
1. Penn State (32)
2. Texas (11)
3. Stanford (7)
5. USC (2)
6. Wisconsin (8)
13. Florida State
14. San Diego
16. Michigan State
18. Colorado State
20. North Carolina
25. Arizona State
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