Michigan State appears at No. 22 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) preseason poll, as announced by the Association on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans advanced to the Elite eight in 2017 and ended the campaign ranked No. 8. After the graduation of seven seniors from that team, Michigan State has reloaded with the No. 15 recruiting class in the country, adding them to a talented class of sophomores which was ranked No. 9 when they entered college a year ago.