Led by defending national champion Pima, which took the men's NJCAA Division I title last year, ACCAC teams fared quite well in the national pre-season polls for fall sports released Monday.
The Aztecs were joined in the top 20 by Yavapai, which was tabbed for 15th place, as well as Arizona Western and Phoenix which were both listed among "others receiving votes."
In women's soccer, two conference squads cracked the top 20; Paradise Valley at #11 and Phoenix at #18.
Arizona Western was the lone ACCAC team included in the volleyball Division I pre-season listing. The Matadors were place at #20.
However, three league teams were included in the Division II poll; South Mountain at #6, Glendale at #10 and Mesa at #19.
ACCAC volleyball action commences Friday with a large slate on non-conference contests while men's soccer begins Thursday with South Mountain visiting Yavapai and a non-conference women's match that sees Paradise Valley hosting Salt Lake.