AVCA.org – The AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) has released its preseason poll for the upcoming NCAA DII season. The NSU Wolves sit at #9 in the preseason standings. The defending national champs of Concordia Univ.-St. Paul received 47-of-48 votes to get the top spot, Southwest Minnesota State is ranked 2nd, and MN-Duluth sits 3rd. The other 1st place pick goes to 6th-ranked Lewis Univ. Other NSIC teams in the top 25 include Winona State at #17 & Augustana at #23, while Wayne State College & Upper IA Univ. are both receiving votes.