There were tons of changes made to the AVCA Division III Coaches Rankings this week, but Wittenberg escaped the week by remaining #1 in the country with an 11-0 record.
Scooting up to #2 this week in Colorado College while Emory and Trinity (TX) each moved up a spot to #3 and #4, respectively. Southwestern (TX) fell from #2 to #5 after posting a loss in the week.
Wisconsin-Whitewater moved up to #7 from #11, joining the top-10 along with Northwestern (MN) at #8 from #12 and Carnegie-Mellon from #13 to #10. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps moved back to #9 after being at #7 last week. Falling out of the top-10 were Mikkikin and Juniata who fell to #12 and #13 from #8 and #9, respectively.
St. Thomas broke the top-20, jumping to #17 from #21 along with Ohio Northern from #22 to #19.
Joining this week’s top-25 is Johns Hopkins at #24 and Chicago at #25. Falling out of the rankings are Cal Luthern and Cornell (Iowa).
|2||Colorado College (9)||1594||14-0||3|
|17||St. Thomas (MN)||496||13-2||21|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Johnson & Wales (RI) 125; Bethel (Minn.) 105; Chapman 89; Cal Lutheran 73; Pacific Lutheran 60; Stevens 57; Stevenson 49; Aurora 40; Wisconsin-La Crosse 39; Dubuque 38; Berry 36; Cornell (Iowa) 33; Wesleyan (Conn.) 29; Scranton 26; Randolph-Macon 23; Mary Hardin-Baylor 18; Mount Union 18; Luther 16; Tufts 12; Otterbein 9; Springfield 6; Whittier 6; Mary Washington 5; Wisconsin-Oshkosh 5
Ten teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 37 combined points.
Dropped Out: No. 23 Cal Lutheran; No. 25 Cornell (Iowa)