Volleyball Magazine was the only publication that listed the Huskers in the preseason top five a year ago heading into the season, as Nebraska finished third in the country. Nebraska is one of three Big 12 teams ranked in the preseason top 20, joining second-ranked Texas and No. 11 Iowa State. The Huskers will face five other teams rated in the top 20 in the preseason poll. The Huskers will face four squads ranked in the top 11 teams during the season, including No. 2 Texas, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 10 UCLA and No. 11 Iowa State.
The Huskers open practice on Monday, Aug. 10, and will host the annual media day at the NU Coliseum on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m.
Volleyball Magazine Preseason Poll
1. Penn State
11. Iowa State
16. San Diego
t17. Wichita State
t17. Saint Louis
20. Santa Clara