Preseason AVCA Top 25 Poll (8/13)

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  1. CarrollCyclone

    CarrollCyclone Active Member

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    Link: https://www.avca.org/polls/di-women/8-13-2019.html

    AVCA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll (8/13)
    1. Stanford (62) (34-1) - 1,598 pts
    2. Nebraska (1) (29-7) - 1,451
    3. Minnesota (27-4) - 1,414
    4. Texas (23-5) - 1,385
    5. Wisconsin (25-7) - 1,329
    6. Illinois (32-4) - 1,258
    7. Kentucky (26-5) - 1,204
    8. Penn State (1) (26-8) - 1,182
    9. BYU (31-2) - 1,111
    10. Florida (26-7) - 1,028
    11. Oregon (23-11) - 934
    12. Pittsburgh (30-2) - 827
    13. Washington (20-13) - 797
    14. USC (22-11) - 664
    15. Michigan (24-10) - 645
    16. Marquette (28-7) - 596
    17. Purdue (24-9) - 571
    18. Creighton (29-5) - 457
    19. Tennessee (26-6) - 438
    20. Baylor (20-9) - 407
    21. San Diego (18-13) - 313
    22. Washington State (23-10) - 289
    23. Cal Poly (25-3) - 213
    24. Arizona (22-11) - 157
    25. Louisville (22-9) - 120

    Others Receiving Votes
    Missouri (100), Utah (56), Colorado State (51), Central Florida (45), Pepperdine (36), Florida State (33), Hawaii (13), Northern Iowa (13), TCU (10), UCLA (7), Cincinnati (6), Rice (6), South Carolina (6), Texas State (6), Loyola Marymount (4), Colorado (3), Kansas (2)
     
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  2. Buster28

    Buster28 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, just two ranked Big 12 teams (UT, BU) and Kansas as the last team receiving more than a single vote. It might be reasonable to collect a good number of league wins, if Christy can cobble together some consistency from this group. Looking forward to seeing what they can do.
     
  3. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty sobering - a chance though to prove ourselves all over again. Looking forward to the season. Yes, we're in a conference to pick up lots of wins.
    Can't wait to host a program like Penn State in Hilton.
     
  4. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    Agree it is sobering not to get any votes given the prior success of the program. There has been noticeable slippage which culminated with missing the NCAAs last season. Also, have just one senior on the roster and she entered the program as a walkon transfer from a mid major program. Kiel, Hillegas and Hillmer all would have been seniors or RS JRs this season and all transferred out. Hopefully this group can start a turnaround with better results. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Marquette, Creighton, Missouri, Illinois, KU and, ahem, UNI are all nearby programs ranked ahead of ISU in this poll.
     
  5. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    Well time for them to go out and earn it.
     
  6. gizzsdad

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    Looking like Creighton will be a good early test, as would be expected.
     
  7. Crazyape22

    Crazyape22 New Member

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    The senior was not a walk-on. Kiel wanted to be closer to her family, Hillegas didn't know where she stood going in as a senior & Hillmer wasn't going to see a lot of playing time.
     
  8. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    I feel so disconnected to this program. I watched the NIT but honestly couldn't name a player
     
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  9. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    All could be true but the point is that recruiting cycle for those 4 created an upperclass talent deficiency for this season’s roster which could negatively impact results. That deficiency also negatively impacted results last season to some extent in addition to the injury issues.
     
  10. Cyfan1965

    Cyfan1965 Well-Known Member

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    If we are going to finish any higher than 4th in big 12 we are going to have to have a monster year from one of these Mantz Hatch Schuler Andersen Herbst because Holtaus Herrera Rhodes will be solid.

    No idea what we will get from Greiman? We played DC Grimes at a tournament last year in HS ball lost 21-19 21-17 15-13 but I don't remember a thing about it.
     
  11. cyclonespiker33

    cyclonespiker33 Well-Known Member

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    We need great setter play whether it's from Piper or Jenna. I hope Piper is ready to take the next step because that is what it takes to have a special season. Not having every middle get hurt would be nice too.
     
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  12. Crazyape22

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    Say what you want on the deficiency part from the senior class, 2/4 being back row players, solid back row is what is needed too, so Piper or Jenna can get off a good set. This is a young team that needs to click on all fronts to be successful. They had winnable games last year(Syracuse, Baylor for examples) but the chemistry wasn't always there throughout the whole match. Injury at middle was a non factor, Cande came in & did a great job, she's a natural middle, look at her Argentina team, that's exactly where she played.
     
  13. cykadelic2

    cykadelic2 Well-Known Member

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    Injuries at middle last season were definitely a factor. You got to have at least two of them and IIRC, Brandt had to play there a match or two due to Rhodes, Hart and Bailey all being out with injuries.

    ISU’s best teams have previously had a setter who was at least All Conference caliber and it’s been awhile since the program has had one. Hopefully Mauck and/or Brandt can elevate their play to that level.

    Barring injury, back row and MB play should be in good shape but as mentioned by another poster, CJL must have at least one or two OHs emerge this season to help out Holthaus.
     
  14. Crazyape22

    Crazyape22 New Member

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    Jenna had to play middle b/c Holthaus had a concussion so Bailey played right. And Lazard was suspended. Bailey was rushed back to play.

    You are correct about setting & 2 OH's need to step it up, but again, its a very young team. If they have chemistry, they can be good. There is talent on this team.
     
  15. Cyfan1965

    Cyfan1965 Well-Known Member

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    I hope they can get Mantz some swings by moving her around. If you have to contend with her then Holthaus and Herrera can do some damage.
     

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