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Revisiting my preseason top 25

I swung for the fence in the SCIAC and whiffed. Three of my preseason top 25 teams didn’t make the NCAA Championship, but I was out in front with Nebraska Wesleyan, Coe and some others.

Fun fact: Nebraska Wesleyan and Carthage did not appear in the 2014 AVCA preseason poll.

Below is my preseason top 25, which was published July 7. It’s not entirely embarrassing.

1. Emory
2. Wittenberg
3. Hope
4. St. Thomas
5. Juniata
6. Wisconsin-Whitewater
7. Washington-St. Louis
8. Wisconsin-Stevens Point
9. Calvin
10. Trinity (TX)
11. Saint Benedict
12. Pacific Lutheran
13. Pomona-Pitzer
14. Eastern
15. Mount Union
16. Colorado College
17. Christopher Newport
18. Nebraska Wesleyan
19. Coe
20. Millikin
21. Texas-Dallas
22. Ohio Northern
23. Cal Lutheran
24. Mary Hardin-Baylor
25. DePauw

Next 20 (in no particular order): Claremont-Mudd-Scripps; Bethany; UMass-Boston; Webster; Elmhurst; Clarkson; Williams; Otterbein; Stevenson; Augsburg; Thomas More; Randolph-Macon; Concordia-Moorhead; Susquehanna; Carthage; Cornell; Franklin & Marshall; Chicago; UC Santa Cruz; Southwestern.

-Ricky Nelson


Written by Ricky Nelson

December 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

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