Bruins Check in at 11th in AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll

Aug. 15, 2011

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AVCA Preseason Poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The AVCA Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll was released on Monday and UCLA came in at 11th in the first rankings of the year. The Bruins earned 903 points and were one of five Pac-12 teams ranked in the Top 11 of the poll.

Four-time defending national champion Penn State was first and received 54 first-place votes, with five other first-place nods going to USC, which was second in the poll. The other first-place vote went to California, which was ranked third. After Texas and Nebraska, Pac-12 squads Stanford and Washington were the next two teams at sixth and seventh, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 were Illinois, Florida and Hawai'i.

If the preseason rankings are any indicator, the Bruins will get a stern test during the second weekend of play at the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic (Sept. 1-4). UCLA will face 22nd-ranked Long Beach State, #21 Ohio State and 10th-ranked Hawai'i.

Along with USC, Cal, Stanford and Washington ranking in the Top 10, Oregon (28th) and Arizona (34th) were among others receiving votes in the preseason poll. Pepperdine, another UCLA opponent, just missed out on the Top 25 at 26th.

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Saturday, Aug 29 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Aug 30 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA