Creighton Cracks AVCA Preseason Top 25

Marquette's Meghan Niemann

Marquette's Meghan Niemann
Aug. 11, 2014

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 2013 BIG EAST Tournament runner-up Creighton is ranked No. 23 in the preseason Top 25 poll released Monday afternoon by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), while defending BIG EAST Tournament champion Marquette is among teams receiving votes.

The Bluejays finished outside the top 25 in the AVCA's final poll of 2013, while the Golden Eagles were ranked 23rd. Both teams earned invitations to last year's NCAA Tournament and won first-round matches.

Creighton, which finished 2013 with a 23-9 mark, received 184 total points for 23rd, while Marquette collected 102 points to sit fourth amongst squads just outside the top 25.

The Bluejays open their 2014 slate Friday, Aug. 29 against Lipscomb at the Kansas Invitational. The Golden Eagles wait a day and will play their opener Saturday, Aug. 30 versus UC Santa Barbara as part of the Rams Volleyball Classic hosted by Colorado State.