Texas A&M riding its best-ever start in Southeastern Conference play at 3-0, puts its undefeated SEC record on the line Friday against 10th-ranked (AVCA 11) Florida (4-0 SEC) in Gainesville.
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.
Rhamat Alhassan has signed her first professional contract with NEC Red Rockets in Japan.
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).
North Carolina has landed a future commitment from class of 2020 OH/DS/L Sydney Reed.
Six volleyballers from around the country have been selected as semifinalists for the 2018 AAU James E. Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s “top amateur athlete.”
The 2018 Honda Sport Award winner for volleyball has been announced as Florida’s senior middle blocker, Rhamat Alhassan.