Welcome to the newest edition of PrepVolleyball.com’s Top 150, the country’s best volleyball players! This time, we're beginning with 2026, the rising freshmen!
The Top 150 player rankings are based on an athlete’s skills now, and not her potential or impact at the next level. Because players are constantly developing, we will update the Player Rankings three times each year – in the Fall, which is post-club/pre-high school season; in the Winter, post-high school/pre-club season; and in the Spring, mid-club season. For seniors, we’ll close out their ranking in the Spring and begin ranking incoming freshmen in the Fall.
The players on this list did not have to be nominated by a coach, though we accepted suggestions from coaches and directors only. At PrepVolleyball, we’ve historically begun watching and writing about athletes as they become freshmen, or when they are in their 15s year playing club. That being said, the 2026 Top 150 will begin as more of a "Watch List" and mold into a true player rankings list over time, beginning with 100 players, and next, expanding to 150 with numerical rankings.
The rankings criteria are based on skill compared to other members of the graduating class, personal achievement and accolades, and impact on her team. We looked at the past winners on a national level, too.
Think of this list as a start. We haven't seen many of these athletes in person yet; players will surely rise up and new players will emerge on the list! That being said, we believe this is a great start and represents many of the country's top players in the 2026 class.
That being said, we are missing some club and height information for the rankings. For Updated Information or Corrections please email: Rankings@prepvolleyball.com.
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