Despite women’s volleyball being one of the sports canceled by the Big West for the 2020-2021 academic year, the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team was still recognized nationally when the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I spring preseason poll was released on Tuesday.
The Rainbow Wahine were ranked No. 23 in the nation, the only team in the Big West to earn a ranking. Defending national champion Wisconsin was ranked No. 1.
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On Dec. 10, the Big West announced that it would cancel its fall sports lineup, which ended the women’s volleyball, soccer and cross country seasons for UH.