Springfield, the defending national champion and preseason No. 1, came back from a West Coast road trip to start the season with an  0-3 record. The Pride will look to rebound with its first two Division III games this weekend, starting with Lasell on Thursday, followed by No. 10 New York University on Saturday.

Here is what the rest of the top 10 will be up to this weekend.


No. 1 Springfield
Thursday vs. Lasell
Saturday vs. No. 10 New York University
Defending national champion Springfield struggled in its first week back on the court, dropping all three games on a West Coast road trip. However, none of the matches were against Division III squads.

No. 2 Nazareth
IdleSseason starts Jan. 29 vs. D'Youville.

No. 3 Juniata
Friday vs. Elmira
Saturday vs. Hunter, vs. Kean
Juniata opened its season with two wins at the Golden Dome Invitational last weekend. Junior Paul Kuhn earned a match and career-high 20 kills against Rutgers-Newark in his first match of the year.

No. 4 SUNY New Paltz
Saturday vs. Brooklyn, vs. CCNY
Sunday vs. Stevenson, vs. Ramapo
The Hawks, starting their season at the Roadrunner Invitational Saturday, return their entire starting lineup from a 2013 team that went 27-6 overall and 8-3 in the United Volleyball Conference (UVC).

No. 5 Baruch
Friday vs. VassarBarach heads to Vassar to start its season, coming off a season in which the Bearcats finished third in the country, having gone 34-6 and made the national semifinals.

No. 6 UC Santa Cruz
Friday vs. Concordia (Calif.)
Saturday vs. Concordia (Calif.)
The Banana Slugs started its season with a loss at Division I UC Santa Barbara, but bounced back with wins against UC Merced and Holy Names last weekend.

No. 7 Carthage
Saturday vs. Quincy
Sunday vs. Lindenwood
Carthage was picked along with Juniata College as co-favorites in the Continental Volleyball Conference. Saturday's matchup with Quincy is the start to its season.

No. 8 Rivier
IdleSeason starts Feb. 1 vs. No. 1 Springfield.

No. 9 Stevens Institute
IdleSeason starts Jan. 28 vs. New York University

No. 10 New York University
Saturday vs. No. 1 Springfield, York (N.Y.)NYU will start its season against top-ranked Springfield, which already has three games under its belt. The Violets were tabbed to finish fourth in the United Volleyball Conference preseason poll.