February 19, 2018 - by
Beach Starts Season Ranked No. 4 in AVCA Preseason Poll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.The Florida State beach volleyball team will open the 2018 season ranked No. 4 in the AVCA Beach Volleyball Coaches Preseason Poll, the coaches’ association announced on Monday (Feb. 19).

The No. 4 ranking keeps the Seminoles in the same place they finished the 2017 season after advancing to the semifinal round of the NCAA Championship.

Florida State heads into its seventh season in 2018 and third as an NCAA Championship sport. The Seminoles finished as the CCSA Champions for the second year in a row in 2017, and advanced to the semifinal round of the NCAA Championship.

The Seminoles will face 15 of the 20 teams ranked in the AVCA Preseason Poll this season, including all other top-8 teams. The rankings also include CCSA conference opponents South Carolina, FIU, Georgia State, FAU and Tulane, while UAB and UNC Wilmington were among the schools receiving votes.

 

FSU in previous AVCA Preseason Polls:

  • 2015: No. 3
    • Finish: AVCA Second Round
  • 2016: No. 5
    • Finish: National Runners-Up
  • 2017: No. 2
    • Finish: NCAA Championship Semifinals

 

2018 AVCA Beach Volleyball Coaches Preseason Poll

RankSchool2017 Record2017 Final Rank
1Southern California38-11
2Pepperdine27-52
3UCLA30-65
4Florida State29-94
5Hawai'i29-73
6LSU27-86
7Long Beach State26-107
8South Carolina23-118
9Arizona17-109
10Grand Canyon17-912
11Florida International24-1510
12Georgia State21-1411
13TCU18-813
14Cal Poly15-23NR
15Stetson20-1315
16Florida Atlantic21-1214
17Stanford13-10NR
18Tulane24-13NR
19Washington11-7NR
20Loyola Marymount15-14NR

Others receiving votes: Arizona State, California, Saint Mary’s, New Mexico, Nebraska, Florida Gulf Coast, UAB, Utah, UNC-Wilmington, Central Arkansas, North Florida, Oregon

 

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