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Fresno Pacific (Calif.) Finishes On Top In The Final Rating

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November 14, 2007
By NAIA National Office

Nov. 14, 2007

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fresno Pacific (Calif.) moved into the top spot in the first regular season NAIA Volleyball Ratings and never let up as the Sunbirds are unanimous No. 1 for the 11th straight week.  Fresno Pacific earned all 13 first place votes for 325 total points to continue their dominance in the final regular season rating.

The top 10 spots are unchanged from last week.  California Baptist, Concordia (Calif.) and Biola (Calif.) all held their spots at No. 2, 3 and 4 respectively for the seventh consecutive week, while No. 5 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and No. 6 Columbia (Mo.) stayed in their spots for the third straight week.

Dickinson State (N.D.) climbed three spots to No. 7 last week and stayed in the same spot while The College of Idaho, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) and Southern Oregon also remained at No. 8, 9 and 10 respectively.

The regional tournaments will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 17th and the 28th annual NAIA Volleyball National Tournament will be held on Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo.  The 20-team field will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 18th.

2007 Final NAIA Volleyball Top 25 Poll - Nov. 14

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL

1ST PLACE VOTES

2007 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Fresno Pacific (Calif.) (II)

13

28-1

325

2

2

California Baptist (II)

0

25-3

312

3

3

Concordia (Calif.) (II)

0

25-4

299

4

4

Biola (Calif.) (II)

0

27-6

286

5

5

Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (II)

0

21-9

273

6

6

Columbia (Mo.) (V)

0

28-6

243

7

7

Dickinson State (N.D.) (III)

0

29-3

243

8

8

The College of Idaho (I)

0

22-7

228

9

9

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) (II)

0

17-12

228

10

10

Southern Oregon (I)

0

25-4

194

11

11

National American (S.D.) (III)

0

20-10

182

12

12

Lindenwood (Mo.) (V)

0

36-6

155

13

13

Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) (IX)

0

39-2

154

14

T14

Georgetown (Ky.) (XI)

0

38-5

154

15

19

Morningside (Iowa) (III)

0

33-2

140

16

17

Vanguard (Calif.) (II)

0

10-15

127

17

T14

Northwestern (Iowa) (III)

0

27-8

117

18

18

Texas Brownsville (VI)

0

30-7

101

19

16

Dordt (Iowa) (III)

0

31-8

94

20

20

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (I)

0

21-5

87

21

22

Madonna (Mich.) (VIII)

0

31-10

70

22

24

Westminster (Utah) (I)

0

21-8

46

23

21

Walsh (Ohio) (IX)

0

29-9

36

24

23

Campbellsville (Ky.) (XI)

0

33-7

32

25

25

Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) (XIV)

0

21-10

28


Others receiving votes:
Hastings (Neb.) (III) 19, Westmont (Calif.) (II) 11, Bellevue (Neb.) (IV) 8, Mobile (Ala.) (Xiii) 7, Indiana Wesleyan (VIII) 6, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (XI) 5, Lubbock Christian (Texas) (VI) 3, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (VII) 3, Webber International (Fla.) (XIV) 3, King (Tenn.) (XII) 2, Montana Tech (I) 2, Texas Wesleyan (VI) 2.

* Records through Sunday, Nov. 11th

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