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. BYU25-0AutomaticWCC1
2. Stanford24-1AutomaticPac-122
3. Minnesota22-2AutomaticBig Ten3
4. Illinois24-3At-LargeBig Ten4
5. Penn State20-6At-LargeBig Ten5
6. Wisconsin18-6At-LargeBig Ten6
7. Nebraska20-6At-LargeBig Ten7
8. Creighton24-4AutomaticBig East8
9. Texas17-4AutomaticBig 129
10. Kentucky20-4AutomaticSEC10
11. Pittsburgh26-1AutomaticACC11
12. Marquette24-5At-LargeBig East14
13. USC19-8At-LargePac-1215
14. Oregon17-9At-LargePac-1212
15. Florida21-5At-LargeSEC18
16. UCF24-3AutomaticAAC19
17. Washington17-9At-LargePac-1233
18. Washington State19-7At-LargePac-1213
19. Purdue21-6At-LargeBig Ten17
20. Tennessee21-5At-LargeSEC20
21. Cal Poly23-2AutomaticBig West21
22. Northern Iowa21-8AutomaticMVC22
23. Missouri22-5At-LargeSEC23
24. Baylor17-7At-LargeBig 1226
25. Arizona19-9At-LargePac-1225
26. Cincinnati22-7At-LargeAAC28
27. Florida State17-8At-LargeACC29
28. Michigan19-8At-LargeBig Ten16
29. Kansas15-8At-LargeBig 1227
30. Louisville20-7At-LargeACC31
31. Illinois State24-5At-LargeMVC34
32. South Carolina18-6At-LargeSEC35
33. Syracuse16-7At-LargeACC36
34. UCLA12-11At-LargePac-1224
35. Colorado15-12At-LargePac-1232
36. Utah15-12At-LargePac-12nr
37. Denver26-1AutomaticThe Summit37
38. Colorado State22-6AutomaticMountain West38
39. Texas State24-6AutomaticSun Belt39
40. Stephen F. Austin29-2AutomaticSouthland40
41. San Diego15-10At-LargeWCC41
42. Oklahoma15-10At-LargeBig 1242
43. Florida Gulf Coast24-6AutomaticASUN43
44. Pepperdine17-8At-LargeWCC46
45. VCU18-8AutomaticA1047
46. Dayton21-7At-LargeA1048
47. Hawaii16-8At-LargeBig West49
48. Rice21-6AutomaticCUSA30
49. High Point19-9AutomaticBig South44
50. East TN State26-5AutomaticSouthern45
51. Kennesaw State23-6At-LargeASUN50
52. Yale19-4AutomaticIvy51
53. UTRGV19-8AutomaticWAC52
54. Hofstra23-7AutomaticCAAnr
55. Austin Peay25-4AutomaticOVC55
56. Stony Brook19-8AutomaticAmerica East56
57. Idaho20-8AutomaticBig Sky57
58. Bowling Green19-10AutomaticMAC58
59. Green Bay18-10AutomaticHorizonnr
60. Iona18-7AutomaticMAAC62
61. LIU Brooklyn15-8AutomaticNortheast61
62. American19-12AutomaticPatriot60
63. Howard17-10AutomaticMEAC63
64. Alabama A&M21-14AutomaticSWAC64

Just missed:

Princeton (19-6)
Tulane (23-7)
UC Irvine (16-11)
Florida Atlantic (21-6)
James Madison (21-6)
Cal (14-13)
Texas A&M (14-13)
LMU (18-7)
Northern Arizona (21-8)
Alabama (18-10)
Western Kentucky (20-9)

Dropped out (3):

Former No. 53 Princeton
Former No. 54 James Madison
Former No. 59 Cleveland State

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