Five-time defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul was picked to finish first for the ninth straight year with 225 points.
The Golden Bears received 15 first-place votes. Third-place Southwest Minnesota State received the other first-place vote.
St. Cloud State finished with 77 points.
Concordia’s Kayla Koenecke was picked as the preseason player of the year. St. Cloud State middle hitter Ellie Dietzen was picked as a “player to watch.”