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.
Led by the defending Pac-12 Player of the Year Kathryn Plummer, Stanford has been picked by the Pac-12 coaches to repeat as conference champions in 2018.
2017 All-WCC First-Team outside hitter Emily Baptista is headed to USC for 2018 along with a few other former WCC faces.
Two-time Pac-12 Honorable Mention outside hitter Alyse Ford is staying in conference but switching schools from USC to Arizona State.
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).
Dorman High School outside hitter Thayer Hall became the first player representing the state of South Carolina ever to win the Gatorade National Player of the Year award on Sunday night.
College volleyball stole the show in September with a schedule affected by hurricanes, impacted by major injuries and highlighted by milestone wins and upsets. The World Grand Champions Cup, AVP Championship and much more also dotted the volleyball landscape.
May wrapped up both the NCAA men’s and beach seasons, kicked off the AVP Tour and crowned champions in the Russian Super League, Polish League and Women’s Club World Championship among others.
2017 VolleyMob Compiled Awards List (featuring a three-team list + honorable mention All-Americans and yearly awards)