By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Missouri Baptist closed out the regular season with the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Sunday.
-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 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 appear on.
-Teams that receive only one point on 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 Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – Final (April 8)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||1||Missouri Baptist ||22-1||106|
|2||2||Grand View (Iowa)||19-4||98|
|4||3||Briar Cliff (Iowa)||15-4||78|
|6||6||Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.)||17-6||63|
|7||7||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||24-7||61|
|9||9||Robert Morris (Ill.)||25-10||42|
|10||10||St. Ambrose (Iowa)||21-10||20|
Others receiving votes: Hope International (Calif.) 19, St. Andrews (N.C.) 19, Missouri Valley 12, Warner (Fla.) 5