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2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll Final Regular Season Poll (Nov. 13)

November 13, 2017
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By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) remains in the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Monday. The Blue Raiders captured 16-of-20 first-place votes as well as 557 points.

Poll Methodology

-The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.

-The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.

-The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low ratings) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appears on.

-Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”

-Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.

-For the complete ratings calendar, click here

2017 Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll #3 (Nov. 13)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [16] 28-0 557
2 2 Viterbo (Wis.) [4] 35-1 545
3 3 Hastings (Neb.) 24-2 524
4 5 Dordt (Iowa) 29-5 505
5 4 Northwestern (Iowa) 28-4 474
6 6 Westmont (Calif.) 32-3 466
7 9 Park (Mo.) 29-3 459
8 8 Grand View (Iowa) 31-7 440
9 7 Columbia (Mo.) 33-6 411
10 10 Corban (Ore.) 24-7 406
11 11 Midland (Neb.) 19-9 370
12 14 College of Idaho 24-6 365
13 12 Missouri Baptist 29-9 339
14 15 Montana Tech 21-8 327
15 13 Eastern Oregon 22-9 312
16 18 Cornerstone (Mich.) 27-6 304
17 17 Georgetown (Ky.) 21-4 244
18 16 Madonna (Mich.) 29-4 240
19 19 Jamestown (N.D.) 28-8 235
20 21 Northwest (Wash.) 22-8 218
21 22 Bellevue (Neb.) 28-11 190
22 24 Campbellsville (Ky.) 26-8 187
23 23 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 23-10 174
24 NR Doane (Neb.) 17-12 155
25 25 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 24-10 115

Dropped from the rankings: No. 20 Morningside (Iowa)

Others receiving votes: Morningside (Iowa) 101, Marian (Ind.) 78, William Woods (Mo.) 59, Missouri Valley 48, Tabor (Kan.) 22, Indiana Wesleyan 21, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 11, Oklahoma City 9, Lourdes (Ohio) 7, College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 6. Central Methodist (Mo.) 5, Mobile (Ala.) 3, Webber International (Fla.) 3, Ottawa (Kan.) 3

^Top 25 ranking in Coaches’ Poll on Nov. 13, 2017