Volleyball moves up 3 spots to No. 19 in fourth weekly AVCA poll

Volleyball moves up 3 spots to No. 19 in fourth weekly AVCA poll

By Tim Glon

| AVCA Poll |

ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team moved up three spots to No. 19 in the fourth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (14-3) received 447 points in the poll, which is 179 more than the 268 they received last week when they were ranked No. 22.

ONU was ranked No. 22 in the preseason poll, was No. 25 in the first weekly poll and No. 22 in the third weekly poll last week.

Northern went 5-0 last week with a 4-set win at home over Kenyon and a 4-0 record at the OAC/HCAC Challenge at Baldwin Wallace.

Wittenberg stayed in the top spot in the poll with 1,666 points and 58 first place votes, Colorado College is second with 1,594 points and the remaining eight first place votes and Emory (Ga.) is third with 1,511.

The Polar Bears will return to action Tuesday with a 7 pm match at Denison.

AVCA Poll #4 - Sept. 26, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Points 2017
Record
Last
Week
1. Wittenberg (58) 1666 11-0 1
2. Colorado College (8) 1594 14-0 3
3. Emory (Ga.) 1511 11-1 4
4. Trinity (Tex.) 1469 13-2 5
5. Southwestern (Tex.) 1377 14-1 2
6. Calvin (Mich.) 1286 10-3 6
7. Wisconsin-Whitewater 1121 10-3 11
8. Northwestern (Minn.) 1099 14-3 12
9. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.)  1072 9-5 7
10. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 1036 16-0 13
11. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 832 13-3 10
12. Millikin (Ill.) 821 11-3 8
13. Juniata (Pa.) 770 9-4 9
14. MIT 722 14-0 15
15. La Verne (Cal.) 678 9-2 14
16. Illinois Wesleyan 637 11-4 19
17. Saint Thomas (Minn.) 496 13-2 21
18. Washington (Mo.) 479 8-5 18
19. Ohio Northern 447 14-3 22
20. Texas-Dallas 388 11-4 16
21. Hope (Mich.) 338 10-5 20
22. Christopher Newport (Va.) 290 12-3 24
23. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 259 14-5 17
24. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 243 10-2 NR
25. Chicago (Ill.) 190 11-3 NR

Others receiving votes: 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.