The Concordia University Golden Bear volleyball team opens up the 2013 season as the top-ranked team in the country in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. The Golden Bears received 43 of the possible 48 first place votes coming off their sixth straight national championship run.
Concordia is joined by three other NSIC schools in the Top 25. Minnesota Duluth is ranked fourth while receiving two first place votes, Southwest Minnesota State is ranked sixth and Wayne State is ranked 20th.
Concordia begins their season on September 6 at the Gangelhoff Center at 1 p.m. against #11 Colorado School of Mines. That match begins a difficult early season schedule which features seven straight matches against teams that are nationally ranked or are receiving votes.