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MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University volleyball team is ranked 11th in the preseason CSTV/AVCADivision II Coaches Top 25 Poll.  The â€Â˜Cats coming off a 24-7 campaign in 2004and a spot in the NCAA II Elite Eight received one first place vote and 513total points. Ã‚  NMU was ranked ninth in the final poll of 2004.


The â€Â˜Cats open the 2005 season the weekend of Aug. 25-27 atthe Minnesota-Duluth Tournament.  UMD is ranked fourth in the preseason pollwith 746 votes.  Four other GLIAC school are in the top 25.  Grand Valley leads the way at 14th (410), Northwood is next at 16th (366)followed by Ferris State at 17th (295) and Ashland at 25th(81).


The next poll will be released on Sept. 5.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director