Colorado College slid their way into the #1 position in the AVCA Division III Rankings this week, taking over Wittenberg who fell back to #4. Wittenberg was 18-0 in last weeks rankings but lost two matches over the week to two previously unranked squads – Carthage and Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Carthage eclipsed the top-25 into the #24 spot with the four-set win.
Johnson & Wales continues their undefeated streak, moving up to #10 in this week’s rankings with a 28-0 record. Stevenson also is making their way up in the rankings as a one-loss team – jumping from #19 to #15.
Falling back this week is Wisconsin-Whitewater from #9 to #16 along with Washington-St. Louis from #12 to #19 and Chicago from #15 to #20.
Entering this week’s rankings are Carthage, following their upset over then-#1 Wittenberg and Aurora.
|1||Colorado College (59)||1633||29-1||2|
|2||Southwestern (TX) (2)||1549||27-4||3|
|10||Johnson & Wales (RI) (2)||1037||28-0||11|
|17||St. Thomas (MN)||536||24-5||18|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Randolph-Macon 101; Concordia (WI) 87; Pacific Lutheran 81; Tufts 78; Ithaca 60; Wisconsin-La Crosse 60; Berry 52; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 52; Otterbein 46; Scranton 40; Mary Hardin-Baylor 39; La Verne 34; Texas-Dallas 28; Cornell (IA) 20; Wesleyan (CT) 18; Wisconsin-Stevens Point 13; DePauw 10; Stevens 10; Cal Lutheran 6; Mount Union 2
Eight teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 32 combined points.