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.
On Monday, Team USA released its initial 25-woman roster for the Pan American Cup, including three setters, four liberos, five opposites, six outside hitters and seven middle blockers.
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).
Eleven schools were represented on the 14 member first team All-America team with Stanford earning three honors and Penn State notching two. Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke was named AVCA Freshman of the Year.
Carli Snyder was the epitome of turning things around as the her big fourth and fifth sets led #2 Florida to a huge comeback and 3-2 win over USC to reach the Final Four.
Khalia Lanier knocked down 20 kills to combine with a strong serve as #10 USC swept #7 Minnesota for a spot in the Regional Final.
The Florida Gators play host to the Gainesville Regional Semifinals and Finals this weekend with one of four teams heading to the Final Four.
Boise State’s Sierra Nobley ended her career as a member of the elite 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club, while three players joined the 1,000 kill club and three others reached 1,000 digs.