Power rankings: Veterans at top

Updated: August 28, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

One phrase you'll hear a lot with many of the top teams in NCAA women's volleyball this fall is "returns key starters." Because most of the national championship contenders are very experienced, don't look for a plucky underdog to pull off an upset run to win it all this year. There are just too many usual suspects who are loaded with talented veteran players.

But if there is a team outside of our espnW preseason top five that could claim the NCAA title, perhaps it is Washington. ...

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