By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Grand View (Iowa) claims the No. 1 rank in the second edition of the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday.
Top 10 Highlights:
-Grand View opened the 2018 season at home with a five-set win over then-No. 5 Ottawa (Kan.) and a loss to NCAA opponent Loyola (Ill.).
-The Vikings will enter their next matches at No. 3 in kills per game (12.4). The team will host No. 3 Park (Mo.) and No. 2 Missouri Baptist in the Molten Invitational Jan. 25-26, and will close out January with a road game at Missouri Valley.
-No. 5 Culver Stockton (Mo.) is the lone newcomer to this week’s Top 10 poll.
-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
-For the complete
2018 Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 1 (Jan. 23)
|RANK||WEEK||SCHOOL FIRST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||2||Grand View (Iowa) ||1-1||102|
|2||3||Missouri Baptist ||3-0||100|
|6||6||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||0-0||66|
|10||9||Robert Morris (Ill.)||0-0||41|
Dropped from the rankings: No. 10 Clarke (Iowa)
Others receiving votes: Clarke 31, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 11, Siena Heights (Mich.) 3, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 3