Three members of the MIVA conference earned spots in the AVCA Division I-II Coaches preseason poll. After finishing last season ranked sixth in the nation, the Lewis Flyers earned a fifth place ranking. Loyola-Chicago moved up two spots from last season to earn a 10th place ranking and Ohio State rounded out the MIVA conference ranked 11th.
UC Irvine received 16 first-place votes to hold the top spot in the ranking. BYU sits in second and Stanford rounds out the top-three.
Grand Canyon, Lewis and Loyola-Chicago begin the 2013 season on January 4 at the Asics Invitational.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points||2012 Record||2012 Final Rank|
|1||UC Irvine (16)||240||26-5||1|
|7||Long Beach State||139||15-15||8|
|12||Cal State Northridge||59||12-18||11|
|13||UC Santa Barbara||47||7-19||NR|
Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: Pacific 14, Hawai'i 10, Princeton 7, UC San Diego 7, Harvard 3
Four teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 28 combined points.