The Nebraska volleyball team will enter the 2011 season ranked fifth in the AVCA Coaches Poll. The Huskers were one of Big Ten three teams earn a spot in the top 10, joining No. 1 Penn State and No. 8 Illinois.
The Huskers welcome back All-Americans Brooke Delano and Hannah Werth. Werth was also the 2010 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Nebraska finished the year with a 29-3 record and won its 12th Big 12 title during its final season in the league and made a trip to the NCAA Regional round for the 17th straight season.
The rest of the preseason top 10 was rounded out by No. 2 USC, No. 4 Texas, No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 Washington, No. 9 Florida and No. 10 Hawaii.