The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.
Frantti, a former NCAA Freshman of the Year, spent last season as a star with the Slovenian runners-up.
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).
Ali Frantti is ready to start her professional career
Attendance records, upsets and win streaks highlighted the collegiate volleyball landscape in October, while the 2018 World Championships field was set, the FIVB tested new beach rules and announced two drug-related reinstatements on the international scene.
College volleyball stole the show in September with a schedule affected by hurricanes, impacted by major injuries and highlighted by milestone wins and upsets. The World Grand Champions Cup, AVP Championship and much more also dotted the volleyball landscape.
Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke just missed a 20-20 effort with 19 kills and 19 digs to pace No. 5 seed Nebraska to a five-set win over No. 1 Penn State and send the Huskers to Saturday’s national title match.
Scouting the National Semifinal between #1 Penn State and #5 Nebraska for a shot at the title.
Penn State’s quest for its 13th NCAA Final Four berth took three match-point attempts and overcoming a pair of Spartan set point tries, but in the end, the Nittany Lions finished off the sweep.