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Updated: Thursday 08/12/2013 17:05:16 (ET)
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LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The American Volleyball Coaches Association has released its 2013 Preseason Coaches Poll and it has some interest to UND fans. Iowa State appears at No. 15 while Texas A&M also received votes and both will be part of a stacked UND Classic lineup on Aug. 30-31.

Also of note, Minnesota-- a team that North Dakota split with last spring-- checks in at No. 6. The poll is topped by defending national champion Texas, who defeated Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament last season en route to the title.

North Dakota opens the regular season with the 15th-ranked Cyclones in a 7:00 p.m. tilt at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in the first day of the UND Classic. Day two features UND against South Dakota State at 1:00 p.m. and a showdown with the Aggies at 7:00 p.m.

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UND Classic
Friday, Aug. 30
11:00 a.m.- #15 Iowa State vs. South Dakota State
5:00 p.m.- Texas A&M vs. South Dakota State
7:00 p.m.- UND vs. #15 Iowa State

Saturday, Aug. 31
10:00 a.m.- #15 Iowa State vs. Texas A&M
1:00 p.m.- UND vs. South Dakota State
7:00 p.m.- UND vs. Texas A&M

2013 AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points 2012 Record  2012 Final
Poll 
1 Texas (55)    1490     29-4  1     
2 Penn State (3)        1425      33-3       3     
Stanford (2)         1379      30-4      4     
4 Southern California         1307      30-6      6     
5 Washington        1167    25-7      9     
Minnesota        1140     27-8      8     
Michigan         1120     27-12      5     
8 Oregon         1020     30-5      2    
9 Florida         996      27-5      10     
10 Nebraska        962      26-7      7     
11 Hawai'i     825      27-3  11     
12 UCLA         791      23-8      13     
13 BYU         728      28-4      12    
14 Michigan State     676      25-10      16    
15 Iowa State         650      22-8      14     
16 Purdue         585      23-11      15    
17  Kentucky         504      22-11      20     
18 Florida State     479      28-4      18    
19 Louisville         389      30-4      17    
20  Kansas         304      26-7      25    
21  Western Kentucky     262      33-4  21    
22 Dayton         229      27-5      19    
23 Ohio State     202      23-11      22    
24  Wichita State         172      24-10      23    
25  Creighton        133      29-4      24    
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