Volleyball receives votes in second weekly AVCA Division III poll

Volleyball receives votes in second weekly AVCA Division III poll

By Tim Glon

| AVCA Poll |

ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team received votes in the second weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (6-2) received 116 points in the poll, which is 19 fewer than the 135 they received as the No. 25-ranked team. ONU received the 29th-most votes in the poll.

Calvin (Mich.) topped the poll for the second consecutive week with 1,675 points and all 67 first place votes, Southwestern (Tex.) is second with 1,564 points and Wittenberg is third with 1,543 points.

Northern was ranked No. 22 in the preseason poll in July and was No. 25 in last week's poll.

The Polar Bears will return to action Wednesday with a 7 pm match at area-rival Bluffton before facing No. 12 Washington (Mo.), Clarkson (N.Y.) and No. 3 Wittenberg this weekend at the Wittenberg Fall Classic.

AVCA Poll #2 - Sept. 12, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Points 2017
Record
Last
Week
1. Calvin (Mich.) (67) 7-0 1675 1
2. Southwestern (Tex.) 7-0 1564 3
3. Wittenberg 6-0 1546 4
4. Emory (Ga.) 6-1 1441 5
5. Colorado College 7-0 1360 6
6. Juniata (Pa.) 7-0 1208 13
7. Trinity (Tex.) 6-2 1150 10
8. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) 6-2 1116 9
9. Millikin (Ill.) 6-1 1019 12
10. Northwestern (Minn.) 5-3 868 2
11. Wisconsin-Whitewater 6-1 855 14
12. Washington (Mo.) 5-3 734 8
13. Texas-Dallas 6-2 666 18
14. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 7-1 644 20
15. La Verne (Cal.) 6-1 626 15
16. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 8-0 585 24
17. Cal Lutheran 4-5 552 11
18. Hope (Mich.) 5-2 431 21
19. Eastern (Pa.) 6-2 392 17
20. MIT 8-0 368 NR
21. Wisconsin-LaCrosse 6-3 354 16
22. Mary Washington (Va.) 4-5 280 7
23. Saint Thomas (Minn.) 7-1 267 NR
24. Christopher Newport (Va.) 6-1 240 NR
25. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7-2 218 NR

Others receiving votes: Cornell (Iowa) 167; Pacific Lutheran 155; Tufts 123; Ohio Northern 116; Whittier 98; Johnson & Wales (RI) 82; DePauw 80; Chicago 79; Johns Hopkins 76; Bethel (Minn.) 74; Illinois Wesleyan 71; Wartburg 57; Stevenson 52; Wisconsin-Oshkosh 52; Augsburg 47; Springfield 45; Elmhurst 44; Texas-Tyler 32; Dubuque 30; Luther 20; Randolph-Macon 19; Washington & Lee 17; Bridgewater (Va.) 12; Hendrix 12; Stevens 9; Gettysburg 8; Scranton 8; Hanover 7; Mount Union 4.