BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the first time this season, the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 poll remained the same for two straight week’s.
Concordia University-Irvine (Calif.) earned the No. 1 spot in the poll for the seventh-straight week. The Eagles improved to 14-3 on the season with wins over Princeton and Springfield College both in three sets. They will take on Harvard this Tuesday, Feb. 25 on the road.
No. 2Grand View (Iowa) improved to 15-1 on the season with a five set win over No. 6 Clarke (Iowa) and a four set win over Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) and a three set win over Culver-Stockton (Mo.)
No. 3 Park (Mo.) had just one match on last week, a three set win over HLG to improve to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the NAIA South division.
MBU improved to 9-2 on the year with a NAIA South road win at Missouri Valley back on Feb. 18.
Hope International (Calif.) kept its No. 5 spot again with a 2-0 week, including a three set win over Johnson and Wales (Colo.) in the NAIA Game of the Week (25-16, 27-25, 25-14).
No. 6Clarke went 1-1 a week ago, falling to Grand View at home in five sets, andfollowed that up with a three set home win over Culver-Stockton to improve to 16-3 and 3-1 in the NAIA North.
No. 7 St. Ambrose had two victories last week to move to 1-2 and 2-2 in the NAIA North with a division win over Culver-Stockton and a road win at NCAA Division IIMcKendree, both in three sets.
No. 8 Warner (Fla.) returned to action and went 4-1 on the week. The Royals defeated Siena Heights, King College, Emmanuel College and Siena Heights again and only fell to Erskine College in four sets. Warner is now 7-4 on the year.
Rounding out the top 10 is No. 9 Missouri Valley and No. 10 Lourdes. Mo Val had a 0-1 week with a home loss to No. 4 Mo Bap and Lourdes didn’t play a match last week and enters this week with a record of 9-3 and 5-1 in the NAIA Great Lakes.
The next NAIA Top 10 poll will be announced on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014.
NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll, (Feb., 24, 2014)
1. Concordia-Irvine (Calif.)
2. Grand View (Iowa)
3. Park (Mo.)
4. Missouri Baptist
5. Hope International (Calif.)
6. Clarke (Iowa)
7. St. Ambrose (Iowa)
8. Warner (Fla.)
9. Missouri Valley10. Lourdes (Ohio)