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 with strong wins over MSU Moorhead (3-0), Wayne State (3-0) and Augustana (3-1).
It is the second time Northern State has earned a No. 1 ranking this year (Sept. 17, 2018).
Volleyball earns top spot in Week 8 AVCA Top-25 Poll https://t.co/OiMu0TJcDG
— #GoWolves (@WolvesAthletics) October 15, 2018
Nebraska-Kearney received 4 first place votes and 1,116 total points to improve from third to second in the poll. The Lopers are on an 11-match win streak following a pair of straight set wins over Missouri Southern State and Southwest Baptist.
Concordia-St. Paul is in third after earning 1,042 total points, followed by Western Washington in fourth. The Vikings have won 17-straight matches, collecting its fourth and fifth consecutive sweeps against Central Washington and Northwestern Nazarene.
After being ranked first by the AVCA last week, Cal State San Bernardino fell to fifth nationally. The Coyotes saw their 14-match win streak come to an end to then-ranked 24th Cal Poly Pomona in 4 sets last Friday. The win was a big one for the Broncos, who jumped up to 19th in this week’s Top 25 release.
Barry joined the poll this week, taking the place of Colorado School of Mines with 107 total points. The Buccaneers extended their win streak to 6 matches in a row, downing Nova Southeastern (3-0), Florida Southern (3-1) and Saint Leo (3-2).
The Orediggers fell out after splitting last weekend, dropping a 4-set match to Colorado Christian and winning a 4-set match against RV Regis.
This week's #AVCA Division II Coaches Poll is out! https://t.co/AeMu50wb8w pic.twitter.com/6pPCHgYFvt
— AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) October 15, 2018
AVCA DIVISION II COACHES TOP 25 WEEK #8 POLL: OCTOBER 15, 2018
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous Rank|
|1||Northern State (39)||1166||21-1||2|
|4||Western Washington (1)||1006||17-3||6|
|5||Cal State San Bernardino (3)||988||18-2||1|
|10||Cal State L.A.||696||18-1||14|
|16||Southwest Minnesota State||433||15-7||11|
|18||Palm Beach Atlantic||371||19-3||18|
|19||Cal Poly Pomona||339||17-3||24|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Colorado School of Mines 87; Wingate 72; Azusa Pacific 69; NW Missouri State 59; Central Washington 45; Wayne State (Neb.) 38; Illinois-Springfield 23; Ashland 18; Biola University 14; Angelo State 12; Dixie State-Utah 8; Findlay 7; Regis 6; Truman 6; Shippensburg 2;
5 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 40 combined points.
Dropped Out: Colorado School of Mines 21