UCO tied for second in MIAA preseason volleyball poll

The UCO volleyball program put together a season for the ages in 2015.

The MIAA coaches seem to think the Bronchos can once again shine in 2016.

UCO was tied with Central Missouri for second in the voting in the MIAA preseason coaches poll.

The 12 first-place votes in the poll were spread among four different teams with both UCO and UCM getting three apiece.

Perennial power Washburn topped the poll and received five first-place votes.

UCO won the MIAA regular season title last year, it’s first conference championship since being in the league. The Bronchos finished with a record of 31-5 overall, 16-2 in the MIAA and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

2016 MIAA preseason volleyball coaches poll

Rank Team Points (First-place votes)
1. Washburn 110 (5)
T-2. Central Oklahoma 106 (3)
T-2. Central Missouri 106 (3)
4. Nebraska-Kearney 102 (1)
5. Missouri Western 77
6. Northwest Missouri 69
7. Fort Hays State 64
8. Emporia State 51
9. Lindenwood 39
10. Pittsburg State 36
11. Southwest Baptist 17
12. Missouri Southern 15