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Volleyball Magazine Ranks Cyclone Volleyball 10th

AMES, Iowa – Volleyball Magazine has ranked the Iowa State Cyclones No. 10 in its preseason poll, released Tuesday. The Cyclones were also ranked 10th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Poll, released earlier this month.

Three of Iowa State’s 2012 opponents were ranked ahead of the Cyclones: No. 2 Texas, No. 5 Nebraska and No. 9 Illinois.

During their opening weekend, the Cyclones will play Florida State and Tennessee, ranked 14th and 16th, respectively. Other Iowa State foes receiving votes in the preseason poll were Kansas State and Northern Iowa.

Iowa State opens its regular season Friday against Cincinnati at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. First serve is slated for 4 p.m. CST.

Volleyball Magazine Top-20 Preseason Poll

1. UCLA (8)
2. Texas
3. Stanford (1)
4. Penn State (1)
5. Nebraska
6. Southern California
7. Hawaii
8. Purdue
9. Illinois
10. Iowa State
11. Pepperdine
12. Kentucky
13. Washington
14. Florida State
15. Minnesota
16. Tennessee
17. California
18. Oregon
19. San Diego
20. Florida

Others receiving votes: Ohio State, Louisville, Kansas State, Northern Iowa, Colorado State, Michigan

() indicates first place votes
Iowa State opponents in bold

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