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ORU Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Poll

ORU Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Poll

ELMHURST, Ill. – The Oral Roberts University volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League Preseason Coaches' Poll released by the league office Thursday.

 

The Golden Eagles received 42 points and were slated to finish in the same spot they finished the 2014 season.

 

Defending Summit League champion Denver was selected as the favorite to win the 2015 volleyball crown in a vote of the league's head coaches. The Pioneers collected seven first-place votes and 63 total points in the poll. This marks the second straight season that Denver has been voted The Summit League's preseason number one.

 

IUPUI finished second in the poll gathering 57 points along with two first-place votes. The Jaguars fell in the league's championship match to the Pioneers a season ago. North Dakota State was tabbed just ahead of ORU while South Dakota rounded out the top five.

 

Omaha and IPFW tied with 28 points and were selected to finish sixth while South Dakota State and Western Illinois rounded out the eighth and ninth picks.

 

ORU opens the 2015 season August 28 at Ole Miss in the Magnolia Invitational. The Golden Eagles will take on host Ole Miss Friday along with Northwestern State and Tennessee State on Saturday.

 

Rank

School

Points (1st

 2014 Record

1.

Denver

63 (7)

27-7 (13-3)

2.

IUPUI

57 (2)

20-13 (13-3)

3.

North Dakota State

47

15-17 (8-8)

4.

Oral Roberts

42

15-15 (9-7)

5.

South Dakota

36

19-12 (12-4)

6.

Omaha

28

14-19 (6-10)

 

IPFW

28

13-20 (7-9)

8.

South Dakota State

12

6-27 (0-16)

9.

Western Illinois

11

6-23 (4-12)

 
 

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