The North Central Texas College volleyball team will face five teams that are nationally ranked during the 2014 season.
The NJCAA released its pre-season poll Tuesday and the Lady Lions will see several opponents on the list.
Among the nationally-ranked teams that NCTC will face this year include No. 5 Tyler Junior College, No. 12 Missouri-West Plains, No. 15 Hill College and No. 20 Temple College. Also, Brookhaven College is ranked No. 7 in Division III.
After a successful weekend of scrimmages at Brookhaven and Texas Wesleyan University, the Lady Lions will host a five-team scrimmage on Wednesday that will include Trinity Valley, Brookhaven, Navarro and Seminole.
The regular season begins Friday as they travel to East Texas to participate in the Tyler Tournament. Their home opener will be Aug. 27 against Northlake.