Oregon Ducks Volleyball was recently picked to finish fourth by Pac-12 coaches, sparking some curiosity considering the Ducks’ strong finish in 2012 and the players they have coming back.
Well, the release of the national poll shows that despite being fourth in the conference, that still has some pretty high baring nationally.
Four Pac-12 teams are ranked in the top-8 of the AVCA Preseason Poll and five in the top-12 nationally. The Pac-12 Conference has always been king for volleyball, and 2013 doesn’t appear to be any different.
Oregon returns Lauren Plum, Liz Brenner and National Player of the Year Alaina Bergsma, along with numerous other contributors.
Head coach Jim Moore may have his strongest team yet, and there’s no reason to think the Ducks won’t be right back in the hunt for a national championship.