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Raider Volleyball debuts at No. 25 in preseason poll

The Southern Oregon volleyball squad will enter the 2021 season as the 25th best team in the country. The NAIA preseason poll, released on Wednesday, listed Southern Oregon and two other Cascade Conference teams (No. 6 Eastern Oregon, No. 14 Corban) in the top-25.

Posted: Aug 11, 2021 4:15 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2021 4:17 PM

ASHLAND, Ore--- The Southern Oregon volleyball squad will enter the 2021 season as the 25th best team in the country. The NAIA preseason poll, released on Wednesday, listed Southern Oregon and two other Cascade Conference teams (No. 6 Eastern Oregon, No. 14 Corban) in the top-25. 

This is the 5th time in six years that the Raiders have entered the season as a top-25 team. 

The Raiders, who have not played in a game since 2019, will host Simpson on Thursday, August 19. The first serve will happen at 6:00 p.m. at the Lithia Motors Pavilion in Ashland. 

The full preseason poll is listed below:

1. Missouri Babtist [19]

2. Jamestown (N.D.)

3. Midland (Neb.)

4. Park (Mo.)

5. Dordt (Iowa)

6. Eastern Oregon

7. Concordia (Neb.)

8. Grand View (Iowa)

9. Westmont (Calif.)

10. Northwestern (Iowa)

11. Central Methodist (Mo.)

12. Indiana Wesleyan

13. Viterbo (Wis.)

14. Providence (Mont.)

15. Corban (Ore.)

16. Marian (Ind.)

17. Bellevue (Neb.)

18. Ottawa (Kan.)

19. Oklahoma City

20. Keiser (Fla.)

21. IU Kokomo (Ind.)

22. Madonna (Mich.)

23. College of Saint Mary (Neb.)

24. Bethel (Ind.)

25. Southern Oregon

Receiving Votes: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 104, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 77, Aquinas (Mich.) 63, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 50, Texas Wesleyan 41, Columbia (Mo.) 37, The Master's (Calif.) 33, Reinhardt (Ga.) 27, McPherson (Kan.) 27, Evangel (Mo.) 21, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 19, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 14, Cornerstone (Mich.) 9, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 3

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