The Panthers travel to Champaign, Illinois, to face three tough challengers including a pair of ranked teams in Illinois and Creighton.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Pittsburgh comes in at #17 and carries the flag for the ACC in the preseason VolleyMob Top 25.
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).
Colorado will be a dark-horse in the Pac-12 as they look to build on a breakout 2017; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 (#16-20).
No. 7 seeded Minnesota dominated the net both offensively and defensively in a four-set win over Northern Iowa to advance to their eighth Sweet 16 in the last nine years.
Check out our breakdown of all four pods in the Gainesville regional that includes team bios and pod predictions.
#25 Missouri State swept the (RV) Northern Iowa Panthers on Saturday afternoon to win the MVC tournament.
Piper Thomas (pictured) or Northern Iowa posted 28 kills and 10 blocks as the Panthers move on to face #25 Missouri State in the MVC Tournament finals tomorrow.