One of just six undefeated teams remaining in Division I volleyball, the Portland Pilot haven’t done anything flashy to get there and have tried to ignore the hype. They simply have kept focused on where they are, not ahead or behind, and on each individual’s role in that process.
No. 7 USC takes its perfect 3-0 record on the road to face off with No. 3 Florida, UCF and Louisville at the Bubly Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
Stanford looks to claim the Pac-12 title once again in 2018.
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.
2017 All-WCC First-Team outside hitter Emily Baptista is headed to USC for 2018 along with a few other former WCC faces.
Mick Haley has filed a suit against USC for age discrimination. Haley coached USC to a 25-10 record in 2017 and reached the Elite 8.
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).
Rachael Kramer will look to lead a Florida revival after the loss of a big senior class; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 (#6-10).
The Trojans will bring in five freshmen and one junior transfer in the fall. Among the incoming freshmen are Abby Hansen (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS); Ashley Humphreys (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar HS); Brooklyn Schirmer (Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union HS); Siena Secrist (Newport Beach, Calif./Mater Dei HS); and international addition Raquel Lazaro (Códoba, Spain/IES Castilla). Following two seasons at Pepperdine, the Women of Troy will also gain the services of transfer middle blocker Jasmine Gross (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS).