The top five spots in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll remained in-tact after Week 4 of competition, with Minnesota holding down the No. 1 spot for the third-straight week.
Rounding out the top five for the second-straight week are: Penn State, Florida, Stanford and Wisconsin. Minnesota (11-0), Penn State (10-0), Florida (7-0) and Wisconsin (9-0) are among only seven undefeated teams remaining in Division I volleyball, alongside Townson (14-0), James Madison (9-0) and Miami (Fla.) (6-0).
New to the poll this week are Northern Iowa, Wichita State and Colorado, which all jumped from receiving votes into the Top 25. UNI checks in at No. 22 followed the Shockers at No. 24 and the Buffaloes at No. 25.
Movement among ranked teams included BYU jumping five spots to No. 9 (from 14) and Oregon climbing three spots to No. 8.
Kansas fell three spots to No. 12, Nebraska dropped four spots from 10 to 14, and Creighton plummeted seven spots from 8 to 15. Both the Huskers and Bluejays suffered losses aided by injuries to key players over the weekend.
Three teams fell out of the poll: Michigan State, Ohio State and North Carolina.
AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll (Sept. 18)
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2017 Record||Previous Week|
|2||Penn State (13)||1535||10-0||2|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Western Kentucky 77; Notre Dame 73; Michigan State 70; Cal Poly 61; Baylor 36; Washington State 28; Illinois 22; Miami (FL) 18; Maryland 8; Missouri State 7
Six teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 32 combined points.
Dropped Out: Michigan State 23; Ohio State 25; North Carolina 24