Michigan swept Valparaiso on Tuesday night behind a career-high .571 clip from senior, Carly Skjodt.
Carly Skjodt totaled 23 kills in two matches as #19 Michigan went 2-0 to win the War Eagle Invitational.
Minnesota is one of three teams in the top tier for Big Ten favorites, as the league should be brutal once again.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Mikaela Foecke was a unanimous choice on the All-Big Ten Preseason Team as Nebraska is the conference favorite heading into the year.
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).
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).
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.
Colorado State and Stanford both advanced to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament in the Palo Alto pod.