WICHITA— The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2018 KCAC Volleyball preason poll as voted on by the coaches of the conference. Bethany has been picked ninth after an 11-23 finish last season. 

The Swedes open up their 2018 campaign at the KCAC Fall Fling in Hutchinson, Kan. on August 24-25. Bethany will have their first KCAC game on Wednesday, August 30 when they travel to rival, Kansas Wesleyan for the First Bank Kansas Smoky Hill Showdown.

Ottawa collected eight first place votes and a total of 140 votes, while the Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan collected 133 total votes and four first place votes. McPherson College was selected third with 121 votes and the final first place vote, while Oklahoma Wesleyan University was tabbed fourth with 105 votes.

 

2017 KCAC Volleyball Coaches Poll  

Total

First Place Votes

1.

Ottawa University

140

8

2.

Kansas Wesleyan University

133

4

3.

McPherson College

121

1

4.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

105

 

5. 

Tabor College

95

 

6.

University of Saint Mary

82

 

7.

Sterling College

75

 

8.

Friends University

74

 

9.

Bethany College

49

 

10.

Avila University

46

11. Southwestern College

41

12. York College

27

13. Bethel College

26