Calvin (7-0) held down the No. 1 spot for the second straight week and received 54 of the 70 first place votes. Colorado College (8-0) checked in at No. 2 for the second straight week and garnered 13 first place votes.
Defending champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Wittenberg and Johnson & Wales (R.I.) rounded out the top five. CMS moved up a spot to No. 3 and earned one first place vote after a 4-0 weekend at Trinity University. Wittenberg dropped a spot to No. 4 but was picked first by two voters after a 2-1 showing at the ASICS Invitational. Johnson & Wales claimed the No. 5 spot, shifting up one place from last week with wins over Colby-Sawyer and St. Joseph (Conn.).
Just one team dropped out of the Top 10 as Illinois Wesleyan fell one spot from 10 to 11 despite rebounding from a midweek loss to Washington-St. Louis with three wins at the Holiday Inn Express Classic. Pacific Lutheran checked in at No. 10, up two places from last week’s No. 12 position with a 3-1 mark including a 3-0 loss to No. 2 Colorado College in the weekend finale.
Big moves happened beyond the top 10 however with Washington-St. Louis vaulting up seven spots from 19 to 12 and Thomas More leaping nine spots from 23 to 14 with an 8-0 mark. Wash U went 4-0 on the week at the Bear Invite, including a four-set win over then-No. 13 Carthage. The Bears will be tested this week, however, with matchups against No. 15 Cal Lutheran, No. 13 Juniata and No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Thomas More went 4-0 on Week 2, topping Bluffton, Ohio Northern, Heidelberg and DePauw.
Falling in the rankings were Carthage (from 13 to 19) and Northwestern (Minn.) (from 14 to 21).
Newcomers on Week 2 were Christopher Newport (5-2) and Texas-Tyler (6-1).
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous Week|
|2||Colorado College (13)||1678||8-0||2|
|5||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||1440||5-1||6|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Chicago 141; Mary Hardin-Baylor 132; Texas-Dallas 103; Southwestern (Texas) 102; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 88; Muhlenberg 77; Millikin 60; Carnegie-Mellon 59; Augsburg 57; Wesleyan (Conn.) 53; Wisconsin-Whitewater 52; Chapman 51; St. Thomas (Minn.) 36; Clarkson 31; Wisconsin-La Crosse 29; Eastern 25; Stevens 22; Mary Washington 17; Aurora 9; Tufts 5; Marymount 4
Eleven teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 21 combined points.