Volleyball moves up to No. 17 in fifth weekly AVCA poll

Volleyball moves up to No. 17 in fifth weekly AVCA poll

By Tim Glon

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ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team moved up two more spots to No. 17 in the fifth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (16-3 overall, 1-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 519 points in the poll, which is 72 more than the 447 they received last week when ranked No. 19.

Northern it tied for 17th in the poll with Saint thomas (Minn.) and MIT.

ONU was ranked No. 22 in the preseason poll, was No. 25 in the first weekly poll and No. 22 in the third and fourth weekly polls the past two weeks.

Ohio Northern went 2-0 last week with a sweep at Denison and a sweep of Mount Union in the OAC opener.

Wittenberg stayed in the top spot in the poll with 1,656 points and 48 first place votes, Colorado College is second with 1,622 points and the remaining 19 first place votes and Trinity (Tex.) is third with 1,458 points.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday with a 7 pm match at home with Otterbein, who received 23 points in the poll, at the ONU Sports Center.

AVCA Poll #5 - Oct. 3, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Points 2017
Record
Last
Week
1. Wittenberg (58) 1656 13-0 1
2. Colorado College (8) 1622 18-0 2
3. Trinity (Tex.) 1458 16-3 4
4. Emory (Ga.) 1370 14-2 3
5. Southwestern (Tex.) 1340 17-3 5
6. Calvin (Mich.) 1289 11-3 6
7. Northwestern (Minn.) 1197 19-3 8
8. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) 1141 11-5 9
9. Wisconsin-Whitewater  1101 12-3 7
10. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 922 18-1 10
11. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 898 15-3 11
12. Juniata (Pa.) 779 12-4 13
13. Illinois Wesleyan 716 12-4 16
14. La Verne (Cal.) 673 12-2 15
15. Millikin (Ill.) 599 12-4 12
16. Chicago (Ill.) 579 15-3 25
17. Ohio Northern 519 16-3 19
  MIT 519 17-1 14
  Saint Thomas (Minn.) 519 15-3 17
20. Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 405 16-0 NR
21. Washington (Mo.) 373 10-6 18
22. Texas-Dallas 332 12-4 20
23. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 322 13-2 24
24. Christopher Newport (Va.) 308 15-3 22
25. Hope (Mich.) 238 10-5 21

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin-Stevens Point 210; Wesleyan (Conn.) 85; Cornell (Iowa) 57; Pacific Lutheran 50; Bethel (Minn.) 49; Stevenson 49; Dubuque 46; Aurora 45; Randolph-Macon 40; Berry 39; Cal Lutheran 39; Scranton 29; Otterbein 23; Wisconsin-La Crosse 20; DePauw 17; Case Western 16; Mary Hardin-Baylor 14; Tufts 12; Baldwin-Wallace 10; Whittier 6; Wisconsin-Oshkosh 5; Muhlenberg 3; Wartburg 2.