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Nebraska Volleyball Ranked #5 Preseason!

Jon Johnston

The 2021 preseason D1 Volleyball rankings are out and our beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers are ranked #5.

Texas starts the season at #1, followed by Wisconsin, last year’s champion Kentucky, and Washington make the top four.

Ranked Big Ten teams include #2 Wisconsin, #5 Nebraska, #7 Minnesota, #8 Purdue, #11 Ohio State, and #12 Penn State. That’s a whole lotta Big Ten right there.

With the return of Lexi Sun, Nicklin Hames, and (dependent upon recovery from injury) Lauren Stivrins, Nebraska should be ready to make a run at a Big Ten Championship and National title.

They began pursuit of that goal in less than two weeks as Nebraska starts play August 27-28 in the Husker Invitational where they will take on Tulsa, Colgate, and Kansas STate at the Devaney Center.

Our beloved Huskers finished last season with a record of 16-3 (14-2 in the Big Ten) and ranked #6 in the nation.

Complete AVCA 2021 Preseason Poll

1. Texas

2. Wisconsin

3. Kentucky

4. Washington

5. Nebraska

6. Florida

7. Minnesota

8. Purdue

9. Pittsburgh

10. Baylor

11. Ohio State

12. Penn State

13. Louisville

14. Oregon

15. BYU

16. Western Kentucky

17. UCLA

18. Washington State

19. Utah

20. San Diego

21. Stanford

22. Pepperdine

23. Rice

24. Georgia Tech

25. Notre Dame