College Top 64: Glance at the Dance

There are coaches polls, RPIs, fan polls and something called “Pablo” out there that rank the top Division I college volleyball programs in the country. We wanted to be different as we re-vision how we cover college volleyball in 2018.

This ranking, which will come out every Monday, will rank 64 teams. This won’t strictly be the top 64 teams in the nation; rather, it will be a ranking of the 64 teams we project will play in the NCAA tournament, the field for which will be announced Nov. 25.

Rank NameRecordType of bidConferenceLast week’s ranking
1. BYU10-0AutomaticWCC1
2. Stanford8-1AutomaticPac-122
3. Pittsburgh11-0AutomaticACC3
4. Illinois11-0At-LargeB1G Ten5
5. Penn State9-1At-LargeB1G Ten4
6. Cal Poly10-1AutomaticBig West6
7. Wisconsin7-1At-LargeB1G Ten7
8. Nebraska9-1AutomaticB1G Ten9
9. Texas5-3AutomaticBig 128
10. Oregon7-3At-LargePac-1212
11. Minnesota6-2At-LargeB1G Ten13
12. Washington8-2At-LargePac-1211
13. UCLA5-2At-LargePac-1210
14. Purdue11-0At-LargeB1G Ten14
15. Michigan11-0At-LargeB1G Ten18
16. Baylor8-3At-LargeBig 1216
17. Marquette9-3AutomaticBig East17
18. USC8-3At-LargePac-1219
19. Florida9-3AutomaticSEC20
20. Creighton8-4At-LargeBig East24
21. Kentucky6-4At-LargeSEC25
22. Kansas State10-1At-LargeBig 1226
23. Washington State9-1At-LargePac-1215
24. Portand12-0At-LargeWCC27
25. Arizona11-1At-LargePac-1238
26. Alabama12-1At-LargeSEC28
27. Loyola Marymount10-1At-LargeWCC29
28. Duke6-3At-LargeACC30
29. Dayton9-4AutomaticA1045
30. Louisville7-4At-LargeACC21
31. Oregon State9-2At-LargePac-1241
32. Northern Iowa6-6AutomaticMVC23
33. San Diego3-6At-LargeWCC22
34. Michigan State12-1At-LargeB1G Ten36
35. Colorado8-3At-LargePac-12nr
36. Indiana9-2At-LargeB1G Tennr
37. Cincinnati9-3AutomaticAAC31
38. Colorado State8-4AutomaticMountain West32
39. Denver11-1AutomaticThe Summit47
40. East TN State11-3AutomaticSouthern33
41. Tennessee9-3At-LargeSEC34
42. TCU8-3At-LargeBig 1243
43. St. Mary's8-2At-LargeWCCnr
44. Utah8-3At-LargePac-12nr
45. Georgia9-2At-LargeSEC35
46. Stephen F. Austin13-2AutomaticSouthland54
47. Texas State9-5AutomaticSun Belt49
48. Rice9-4AutomaticCUSA46
49. South Carolina9-1At-LargeSECnr
50. New Mexico State10-3AutomaticWAC48
51. Miami (Ohio)8-4AutomaticMAC50
52. Charleston9-5AutomaticCAA53
53. Kennesaw State9-4AutomaticASUNnr
54. Northern Arizona8-5AutomaticBig Sky51
55. Northern Kentucky8-3AutomaticHorizonnr
56. Austin Peay10-2AutomaticOVC58
57. Radford8-1AutomaticBig South55
58. Lehigh11-1AutomaticPatriot56
59. Princeton7-4AutomaticIvy60
60. Iona3-4AutomaticMAAC59
61. Hartford7-4AutomaticAmerica East61
62. Howard5-8AutomaticMEAC62
63. Bryant9-6AutomaticNortheast63
64. Alabama State4-12AutomaticSWAC64

Just missed:

Georgia Tech (11-2)
Auburn (7-3)
UCF (9-3)
Western Kentucky (8-5)

Dropped out (7):

Former No. 37 Wyoming
Former No. 39 Florida State
Former No. 40 Ole Miss
Former No. 42 Ohio State
Former No. 44 Iowa State
Former No. 52 Lipscomb
Former No. 57 Wright State

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