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Aug. 3, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio – %^$The Ohio State women’s volleyball team has been ranked 19th in the Volleyball Magazine preseason poll. OSU finished 17-12 last season and was unranked despite advancing to the second round of the NCAA Championship. It marked the first time in the last 11 years the Buckeyes were not ranked at the end of the season.%^$

%^$The 2000 squad reports to preseason practice Wed., Aug. 9 and begins practice Fri., Aug. 11%^$

%^$Volleyball Magazine Preseason Poll%^$

%^$ 1. UCLA%^$ 2. Long Beach State%^$ 3. Penn State%^$ 4. Southern California%^$ 5. Hawaii%^$ 6. Stanford%^$ 7. Arizona%^$ 8. Pacific%^$ 9. Pepperdine%^$10. Minnesota%^$11. Nebraska%^$12. Michigan State%^$13. Brigham Young%^$14. Colorado State%^$15. Texas%^$16. Florida%^$17. Wisconsin%^$18. UC Santa Barbara%^$19. Ohio State%^$20. Kansas State%^$Best of the Rest: Baylor, Michigan, Notre Dame, Loyola Marymount, Utah, San Jose State, Virginia, Cal Poly, Utah State.%^$

%^$2000 Ohio State Women’s Volleyball Schedule%^$

%^$September%^$1-2 At Temple Volleyball Classic%^$ 1 Vs. Colgate, 4 p.m.%^$ 2 Vs. Seton Hall, 10 a.m.%^$ At Temple, 5:30 p.m.%^$ 5 At Marshall, 7 p.m.%^$9-10 Buckeye Invitational at Ohio State%^$ 9 TOLEDO, 7 p.m.%^$ 10 CONSOLATION, Noon%^$ CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 p.m.%^$ 12 CINCINNATI, 7 p.m.%^$15-16 Ameritech Invitational At Western Michigan%^$ 15 Vs. Connecticut, 10 a.m.%^$ Vs. Liberty, 5:30 p.m.%^$ 16 At Western Michigan, 1 p.m.%^$ 22 MICHIGAN STATE, 7 p.m.%^$ 24 MICHIGAN, 2 p.m.%^$ 29 At Wisconsin, 7 p.m.%^$ 30 At Northwestern, 7 p.m.%^$

%^$October%^$ 6 PURDUE, 7 p.m.%^$ 7 ILLINOIS, 7 p.m.%^$ 13 At Minnesota, 7 p.m.%^$ 14 At Iowa, 7 p.m.%^$ 20 PENN STATE, 7 p.m.%^$ 21 INDIANA, 7 p.m.%^$ 27 At Illinois, 7 p.m.%^$ 28 At Purdue, 7 p.m.%^$

%^$November%^$ 3 NORTHWESTERN, 7 p.m.%^$ 5 WISCONSIN, 2 p.m.%^$ 10 At Michigan, 7 p.m.%^$ 11 At Michigan State, 8 p.m.%^$ 17 At Indiana, 7 p.m.%^$ 18 At Penn State, 8 p.m.%^$ 24 IOWA, 7 p.m.%^$ 25 MINNESOTA, 7 p.m.%^$ 30 NCAA First and Second Round, tba%^$%^$Decenber%^$ 1-3 NCAA First and Second Round, tba%^$7-10 NCAA Regionals, tba%^$ 15 NCAA National Semifinals at Richmond, Va., tba%^$ 17 NCAA National Championship at Richmond, Va., tba%^$

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