By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team will head into this week's NCAA Division III Tournament ranked No. 10 in the 11th weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll on Tuesday.
The Polar Bears (26-5 overall) received 1131 points, 143 more than in the 10th weekly poll when ONU was ranked No. 12.
Ohio Northern was ranked No. 12 last week, was No. 10 in weeks eight and nine and was No. 11 for three consecutive weeks in the sixth, seventh and eighth weekly polls.
Northern was ranked No. 12 in the fifth weekly poll, No. 15 in the fourth poll, No. 16 in the third poll, was No. 21 in the first and second polls and No. 23 in the preseason poll.
Emory (Ga.) remained in first place this week with 1,937 points and 74 first place votes. Chicago (Ill.) is second with 1,846 points and one first place vote and Calvin (Mich.) is third with 1,784 points.
The final AVCA poll of the season will come out on Nov. 26 at the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Thursday when they face Aurora (Ill.) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich.
AVCA Coaches Poll - Week #11
Nov. 12, 2019
||School (First Place Votes)||Total
|1.||Emory (Ga.) (74)||1937||29-2||1|
|2.||Chicago (Ill.) (1)||1846||26-3||2|
|6.||Johns Hopkins (Md.) (3)||1543||29-0||6|
|12.||St. Thomas (Minn.)||1045||29-5||15|
|15.||St. Benedict (Minn.)||809||23-5||13|
|21.||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||389||27-4||21|
|22.||Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)||338||22-7||19|
|23.||St. Olaf (Minn.)||257||26-5|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Wisconsin-Stevens Point 87; Wisconsin-Whitewater 85; Otterbein 81; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 55; Birmingham Southern 52; Texas-Dallas 27; Chapman 18; Stevenson 14; Clarkson 10; Christopher Newport 9; Wellesley 7; Bowdoin 6; Ithaca 2.