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NAIA - Women's Volleyball - Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll - Park (Mo.)

2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll Dec. 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Park (Mo.) earned its second red banner for the No. 1 spot in the 2018 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Wednesday.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):

  • Park brought home its second red banner for women’s volleyball. The previous banner was in 2014.
  • The Pirates had only one loss on the season to Columbia (Mo.) in the American Midwest Conference Championship.
  • New to the poll this week: No. 19 Aquinas (Mich.), No. 24 Trinity Christian (Ill.) and No. 25 Reinhardt (Ga.)  
  •  Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 64 total appearances.
  • There has only been one program that has been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season, with former member Fresno Pacific (Calif.) accomplishing the feat in 2004, 2008 and 2009.

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 rating) 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 appear on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
  • The frequency of polls occurs 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 rating calendar, click here.

 

2018 Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll – Dec. 5

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 2 Park (Mo.) [19] 36-1 529
2 3 Columbia (Mo.) 42-5 512
3 7 Viterbo (Wis.) 33-8 489
4 14 Midland (Neb.) 26-8 475
5 1 Grand View (Iowa) 36-1 468
6 6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 33-4 439
7 5 Dordt (Iowa) 31-3 430
8 10 Southern Oregon 29-5 412
9 4 Missouri Baptist 33-6 388
10 13 Hastings (Neb.) 22-7 377
11 11 Eastern Oregon 25-9 350
12 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 26-9 331
13 9 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 30-6 330
14 16 College of Idaho 24-10 314
15 15 Westmont (Calif.) 27-7 283
16 22 Corban (Ore.) 23-13 278
17 12 The Master's (Calif.) 29-8 234
18 24 Jamestown (N.D.) 24-9 233
19 NR Aquinas (Mich.) 35-8 220
20 17 Providence (Mont.) 23-11 198
21 21 Central Methodist (Mo.) 34-8 178
22 23 McPherson (Kan.) 34-4 172
23 25 Marian (Ind.) 30-7 152
24 NR Trinity Christian (Ill.) 30-11 134
25 NR Reinhardt (Ga.) 35-8 106

Others receiving votes: Vanguard (Calif.) 105, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), Ottawa (Kan.) 82, Morningside (Iowa) 50, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 49, Bellevue (Neb.) 25, Saint Francis (Ind.) 23, Oklahoma City 16, Milligan (Tenn.) 5

 

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

 

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