Half of the top 10 teams in last week’s poll lost this week. The prior #1 lost twice.
The top three continue to stand strong in the AVCA Top 25 poll, but Stanford is gaining ground on BYU in number of first place votes. Purdue and Missouri each moved up four spots, while Northern Iowa and Tennessee joined the rankings.
Purdue made a big jump from outside the top 20 to #16 behind a five-set comeback against Penn State.
9-time NCAA Division II champions Concordia-St. Paul are back on top of the AVCA Coaches’ Poll.
The top four – BYU, Stanford, Minnesota and Penn State – remained the same in the AVCA Top 25 poll, but the Cardinal did pick up two additional first place votes on Week 9. New to the poll on Week 9 are Missouri, which jumped in at No. 24 with a five-set upset win over then No. 11 Florida on Sunday, and UCF, which garnered its first ever AVCA ranking at No. 25.
Illinois made a jump back into the top five following a wild week of play.
The latest Cumulative Top 50 mashes together three ranking systems to one in week eight.
Northern State women’s volleyball is at the top of the heap in this week’s AVCA Division II Poll release. The Wolves, who collected 39 first place votes and 1,166 total points, went 3-0 last week.
Illinois remains steady at third in the latest RPI where the top three is the same and the rest is mostly shuffled.
Behind the return of Nia Reed, Penn State spikes up the rankings into the top five.