No Movement For 21st Ranked Wayne State College In Updated Volleyball Rankings

WAYNE – With a change at the top of the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, the Wayne State College Wildcats stay neutral.

#1 Southwest Minnesota State suffered their first loss of the season and dropped one spot to #2 as Lewis (Ill.) took over the top spot.

#21 Wayne State College continued their winning ways last week with a sweep and four-set victory over two North Dakota NSIC schools.

WSC swept University of Mary on Friday and won in four-sets at Minot State on Saturday. The ‘Cats have won five straight after dropping back-to-back matches on September 22-23. Wayne State is now 12-6 (6-3 NSIC) and will host Northern State on Friday, October 13 at 6 p.m. and MSU Moorhead on Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m.

Other NSIC teams ranked inside the top 25 include #2 Southwest Minnesota State fell one spot, #3 Concordia-St. Paul remained the same, #5 Minnesota Duluth jumped one spot, #9 Northern State is up four spots, #14 Winona State remained neutral, #18 Augustana State dropped one spot as Upper Iowa (39)and Sioux Falls (eight) are receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots.

AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll – Week #6 Poll: October 9, 2017

                                                                                2017   Previous

Rank School (First-Place Votes)         Points    Record   Rank

  1. Lewis (Ill.) (22)                               1138       17-1        3
  2. Southwest Minnesota State (14) 1123       16-1        1
  3. Concordia-St. Paul                       1072       15-2        3
  4. Palm Beach Atlantic (7)               1046       14-0        4
  5. Minnesota Duluth (1)                    1025       15-2        6
  6. California Baptist (3)                     999        16-0        5
  7. Central Oklahoma (1)                   882        20-1        8
  8. Nebraska-Kearney                       840        18-2        9
  9. Northern State (SD)                      763        15-2        13
  10. Northwest Nazarene                    727        16-0        12
  11. Western Washington                    686        13-3        11
  12. Regis                                                668        16-2        10
  13. Ferris State                                     630        14-3        7
  14. Winona State                                 531        13-4        14
  15. Tarleton State                                514        15-4        15
  16. Arkansas Tech                               462        20-0        18
  17. Angelo State                                  438        13-4        16
  18. Augustana (SD)                             376        14-5        17
  19. Saint Leo                                        358        11-1        19
  20. Central Missouri                            271        15-4        20
  21. Wayne State (Neb.)                     231        12-6        21
  22. Colorado School of Mines           203        14-3        22
  23. West Florida                                  118        15-4        NR
  24. Wingate                                            98         15-0        NR
  25. Azusa Pacific                                   74         14-2        24

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Cal State San Bernardino 61; Findlay 46; Upper Iowa 39;

Washburn 33; UC San Diego 30; McKendree 23; Wheeling Jesuit 22; Rockhurst 17; Central Washington 10;
Sioux Falls 8; Alaska-Anchorage 7; Concordia (Calif.) 5; South Carolina-Aiken 4; Flagler 3.

5 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 19 combined points.

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