The top five held its ground in the AVCA Division III Top 25 week 4 poll released Tuesday.
No. 1 Calvin (12-0) pulled in 58 of the 70 first place votes (1,738 points), while No. 2 Colorado College (15-0) gathered 12 first place votes (1,689 points). Wittenberg, Johnson & Wales (R.I.) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps rounded out the top group.
Trinity (Texas) plummeted seven spots from No. 6 to No. 13 with a 2-2 mark on the week at the Holiday Inn Express Classic II in Bloomington, Illinois. The Tigers fell to then No. 19 Chicago (3-1) and No. 18 Illinois Wesleyan (3-2) on Friday, but rebounded with a sweep of Rose-Hulman and a 3-1 win over Millikin on Saturday.
The victory over Trinity jumped Chicago from 19 to 14.
Texas-Tyler was another big mover, climbing from 23 to 20 with a trio of wins at the ACS Crossover-Alpine tournament, besting Sul Ross (3-0), McMurry (3-2) and Hardin-Simmons (3-0).
Wisconsin-Whitewater (10-2) joined the rankings at No. 25 after spending four weeks among the vote getters. The Warhawks won their lone match last week, topping UW-Stevens Point on the road.
Northwestern (Minn.) and Swarthmore fell out of the poll.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2018 Record||Previous Week|
|2||Colorado College (12)||1689||15-0||2|
|4||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||1487||13-1||4|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Northwestern (Minn.) 127; Swarthmore 117; Mary Hardin-Baylor 114; Wesleyan (Conn.) 77; Texas-Dallas 61; Carthage 42; Bowdoin 37; Concordia (Wisc.) 31; Carnegie-Mellon 27; Southwestern (Texas) 26; Stevens 26; Augsburg 25; Wellesley 23; St Olaf 22; La Verne 18; Mount Union 18; Marymount 12; Springfield 11; Aurora 10; Chapman 9; Muhlenberg 7; Tufts 2
Ten teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 69 combined points.
Dropped Out: Northwestern (Minn.) 25; Swarthmore 25