Grizzlies 9th, Cats 12th in volleyball poll

2014-08-14T17:35:00Z 2014-08-16T19:20:04Z Grizzlies 9th, Cats 12th in volleyball poll The Billings Gazette
August 14, 2014 5:35 pm

OGDEN, Utah -- Montana is picked ninth and Montana State 12th in the preseason Big Sky Conference volleyball poll.

Four teams, including newcomer Idaho, received first-place votes. Idaho State and Northern Arizona, which finished third and fourth last year, tied atop the poll,  each receiving four first-place votes. The Bengals won the Big Sky Conference tournament championship as the No. 3 seed. Both teams return five of six starters.

Idaho, the dominant volleyball program in the league when the school left the Big Sky in 1996, is third and received two first-place votes. The Vandals, who went 50-6 in Big Sky matches their final four seasons in the Big Sky (1992-95), tied for third in the Western Athletic Conference last season.

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