Florida was led by their newcomers, notably Thayer Hall and Marlie Monserez, in a road victory against defending champs Nebraska.
Florida and Kentucky should do battle at the top once again with some other sleepers to keep an eye on in the SEC.
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).
2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)
Nebraska defeated Florida 3-1 to claim the National Championship. Check out the post-match comments below:
In front of a record-breaking crowd and the clear fan-base advantage, Nebraska took their fifth national championship and fourth under John Cook in a four-set win over Florida.