Cougars, Toreros Earn AVCA Preseason Rankings
BYU Tabbed Eighth, San Diego 14th in AVCA Coaches Poll
COMPLETE AVCA POLL
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - West Coast Conference defending co-champions San Diego and BYU were named to the AVCA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll, following stellar seasons from both programs that extended into the NCAA Tournament. This is the third straight year the WCC has had multiple programs ranked heading into the season.
The Cougars checked in to their sixth consecutive preseason poll at No. 8 with 1,183 points, their highest ranking since sitting at 9 to start the 2014 season. All of their six consecutive rankings have come in the top-15. The Cougars are coming off another successful season that included their 30th overall NCAA postseason appearance and a sixth straight trip to the Sweet 16.
San Diego, who checked in at No. 14 with 632 points, has now appeared in 11 preseasons ranking since 2005 thanks to a stretch of eight straight from 2005-12. The Toreros are fresh off their eighth straight NCAA postseason appearance and 21st overall.
The 2018 WCC volleyball season gets underway Friday, August 24 with all ten teams in action.
ABOUT THE AVCA
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) was incorporated as a private non-profit educational corporation named the Collegiate Volleyball Coaches Association (CVCA) in 1981. The original Board of Directors consisted of eight NCAA Division I collegiate coaches. A part-time executive director administered awards programs and advocacy efforts.
ABOUT THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 15 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's beach volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit WCCsports.com or follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter @WCCsports.