Volleyball moves up to No. 22 in eighth weekly AVCA poll

Volleyball moves up to No. 22 in eighth weekly AVCA poll

By Scott Beaton

| 2018 AVCA Coaches Poll - #8 |

ADA – Ohio Northern is ranked No. 22 in the eighth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll on Tuesday. 

The Polar Bears received 311 points in the poll, 62 more than the 249 total points they received when ranked No. 23 in last week's poll. 

ONU was ranked No. 19 in the sixth poll, No. 17 in the fifth poll, No. 16 in the fourth poll, No. 15 in the third poll, No. 20 in the second poll, No. 18 in the first poll and was No. 19 in the preseason poll.

Northern went 2-0 last week, outlasting Heidelberg in a 5-set victory before sweeping Capital on Senior Day.

Calvin (Mich.) is atop the poll with 1737 points and 64 first place votes, Johnson & Wales (R.I.) is second with 1618 points and two first place votes, and Wittenberg is third with 1582 points and three first place votes.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Otterbein for a 7 pm match at the Rike Center in Westerville.

AVCA Coaches Poll #8

Oct. 23, 2018

Rank 
School (First Place Votes) Total
Points
2018
Record
Last
Week
1. Calvin (Mich.) (64) 1737 23-1 1
2. Johnson & Wales (R.I.) (2) 1618 24-1 2
3. Wittenberg (3) 1582 18-2 3
4. Colorado College (1) 1489 26-2 4
5. Thomas More (Ky.) 1440 25-2 5
6. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.)  1384 20-3 6
7. Juniata (Pa.) 1338 20-3 7
8. Emory (Ga.) 1216 18-5 8
9. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 1121 23-2 10
10. Trinity (Tex.) 1111 20-5 9
11. Chicago (Ill.) 1075 25-3 11
12. Washington (Mo.) 1002 18-5 12
13. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 916 25-2 14
14. Illinois Wesleyan 818 19-5 15
15. Hope (Mich.) 745 22-5 13
16. Texas-Tyler 613 21-1 17
17. Pacific Lutheran (Ore.) 563 17-3 18
18. Wisconsin-Whitewater 541 21-5 20
19. Ithaca (N.Y.) 482 18-5 19
20. Berry (Ga.) 462 19-3 16
21. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) 329 22-2 24
22. Ohio Northern 311 17-7 23
23. Christopher Newport (Va.)  162 19-4 22
24. Bowdoin (Mass.) 131 22-1 NR
25. MIT 89 22-4 21

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Cal Lutheran 49; Wesleyan (Conn.) 45; Texas-Dallas 40; Mary Washington 39; Carnegie-Mellon 36; Aurora 32; Carthage 31; St. Thomas (Minn.) 24; Southwestern (Texas) 22; St Benedict (Minn.) 19; Amherst 17; Chapman 16; Johns Hopkins 16; Otterbein 15; Northwestern (Minn.) 10; Tufts 9; Birmingham Southern 8; Marymount 8; Middlebury 8; Muskingum 7; Susquehanna 4.