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Prep volleyball preseason power rankings

Lynden Christian's volleyball team celebrates winning the state championship with a banner hanging ceremony at halftime of a basketball game between Blaine and Lynden Christian on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Lynden Christian High School.
Lynden Christian's volleyball team celebrates winning the state championship with a banner hanging ceremony at halftime of a basketball game between Blaine and Lynden Christian on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Lynden Christian High School. The Bellingham Herald

1. Lynden Christian: Returning state champions still have best player in conference.

2. Ferndale: Depth, stars and a love for the game. Can’t go wrong.

3. Sehome: Always assume Sehome will find new weapons to replace seniors.

4. Burlington-Edison: The Tigers are always a contender for the NWC title.

5. Lynden: If the stars can step up, the Lions will be going to the postseason.

6. Anacortes: Should be another strong team again this season.

7. Bellingham: The new coach is very excited about her team and for good reason.

8. Squalicum: New coach, new core and some talented youth will make the Storm intriguing.

9. Nooksack Valley: A ton of athleticism should go a long way for the Pioneers.

10. Meridian: So many returners from the core will make Trojans competitive.

11. Blaine: Leadership and resiliency will win the Borderites a few matches this year.

12. Mount Baker: So many unexpected losses signal a rough season.

13. Sedro-Woolley: The most wins in a season for the Cubs since 2007 has been three.

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