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MVB Day 3

2019 NAIA Men's Volleyball Coaches' Top 10 Poll No. 1 (Jan. 22)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grand View (Iowa) remains at No. 1 in the preseason NAIA Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday.

Top 10 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2017):

  • Grand View opened its season with a sweep over Morningside (Iowa).
  • New to the poll: No. 8 Aquinas (Mich.) and No. 9 Clarke (Iowa)
  • This is the first time that Aquinas has been ranked. The 2019 season is the Saints inaugural season.
  • The last time that Clarke was ranked was in February of 2018.
  • No team has been ranked at No. 1 for an entire season in the last two year. Grand View has the most No. 1-rankings with 11. Missouri Baptist and Park (Mo.) are the only other teams with a No. 1-rank each with three.
  • Park holds the longest active streak in the polls with 20-consecutive rankings. Grand View, Lourdes (Ohio) and Ottawa (Kan.) follow with 19-consecutive rankings.

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 10 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.

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2019 Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) [11] 1-0 119
2 2 Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 0-2 110
3 3 Lourdes (Ohio) 0-0 101
4 4 Missouri Baptist 2-0 93
5 5 Park (Mo.) 0-0 83
6 6 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 0-0 74
7 8 Ottawa (Kan.) 0-0 59
8 NR Aquinas (Mich.) 8-0 58
9 NR Clarke (Iowa) 1-1 39
10 9 St. Andrews (N.C.) 0-1 37

Others Receiving Votes: Hope International (Calif.) 25, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 21, Missouri Valley 13

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship
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