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.
-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.) ||28-0||557|
|2||2||Viterbo (Wis.) ||35-1||545|
|8||8||Grand View (Iowa)||31-7||440|
|12||14||College of Idaho||24-6||365|
|23||23||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||23-10||174|
|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