Summit League Preseason Volleyball Poll Released
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ELMHURST, Ill.—The Summit League recently released its 2008 volleyball preseason poll and Oral Roberts has been chosen as the preseason favorite in a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. The Golden Eagles received 62 points and six first-place votes to edge out IPFW and North Dakota State for the top spot.


IPFW tallied 55 points and one first-place vote to claim second while North Dakota State collected 54 points and two first-place votes to land in third. Western Illinois and South Dakota State were tabbed fourth and fifth, respectively, and IUPUI and Oakland are pegged for sixth and seventh. UMKC was chosen to finish eighth in the league standings with Centenary placing ninth.


The season kicks off on August 29th for the Ladies with matches against Drake and Sam Houston State in the Sam Houston State Tournament. The Summit League portion of the schedule begins with a road trip to IUPUI and Western Illinois on September 19th and 20th.