Illinois comes in at #11, right on the fringe of the top 10, to lead a group of Pac-12 schools in the #11-15 range.
Mikaela Foecke was a unanimous choice on the All-Big Ten Preseason Team as Nebraska is the conference favorite heading into the year.
Taylor Louis of Iowa has more career kills than anyone returning to D-I women’s NCAA volleyball in 2018.
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Illinois has six starters back and should be ready to compete with the best the Big Ten has to offer; Way-Too-Early VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (#11-15).
2017 Elite 8 participant Kentucky and 2017 Sweet 16 participant Illinois competed in a spring match on Friday, March 30 at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana.
Former Illinois middle blocker Tyanna Omazic is transferring to Missouri for 2018.
2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)
Mikaela Foecke leads a group of five Big Ten players on the 2017 VolleyMob All-America Third Team.