The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Illinois comes in at #11, right on the fringe of the top 10, to lead a group of Pac-12 schools in the #11-15 range.
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).
The Colorado volleyball team gathered on Sunday, January 26, to celebrate the 2017 campaign at its year-end banquet at the Byron R. White Club.
In a Regional Semifinal meeting of ex-Big 12 foes, Nebraska was led by Kelly Hunter in a sweep of Colorado to reach their 6th straight Elite 8.
There are just 16 teams left in the NCAA Division I Tournament and in the Lexington Region, there are just four teams left and three matches until the final team is standing in the region.
With 14 tickets to be punched for the Sweet 16, Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament brought five upsets and three matches that went down to the wire.
In an upset, Colorado takes down #12 seeded Baylor in straight sets on the road to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Baylor and Colorado will meet in round two of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night.