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.
The Trojans will bring in five freshmen and one junior transfer in the fall. Among the incoming freshmen are Abby Hansen (Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS); Ashley Humphreys (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar HS); Brooklyn Schirmer (Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union HS); Siena Secrist (Newport Beach, Calif./Mater Dei HS); and international addition Raquel Lazaro (Códoba, Spain/IES Castilla). Following two seasons at Pepperdine, the Women of Troy will also gain the services of transfer middle blocker Jasmine Gross (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS).