Grand View Jumps to No. 2, Lourdes Moves to No. 6
By Tyler Price, Baker Athletics
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Missouri Baptist Invitational proved to be one of the most competitive tournaments of the 2015 season and shook up this week’s NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 poll, as Grand View (Iowa) jumped up three spots to No. 2 and Lourdes (Ohio) moved all the way from No. 10 to No. 6.
Grand View went 2-2 at the Missouri Baptist tournament with big wins over then-No. 3 Concordia (Calif.) in three sets and tournament host, then-No. 4 Missouri Baptist in three. The Vikings are now 12-7 on the season.
Lourdes moved up four spots after posting a 2-2 record at the Missouri Baptist invitational, posting wins over then-No. 6 St. Ambrose (Iowa) and then-No. 5 Grand View, but fell to Missouri Baptist and Park (Mo.).
Concordia made the biggest dip down in the poll from No. 3 to No. 7. The Eagles went 1-3 at the Missouri Baptist tournament, but did defeat No. 1 ranked Park in five sets, handing Park only its third loss of the season.
Missouri Baptist moved up one spot from No. 4 to No. 3. The Spartans went 4-1 last week overall and 3-1 at its host tournament and is now 13-5 on the season. St. Ambrose is now in the No. 5 spot.
Warner (Fla.), Hope International (Calif.) and Graceland (Iowa) hung on to the No. 8 through No. 10 spots, respectively.
2015 NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll (March 23, 2015)
1. Park (Mo.)
2. Grand View ((Iowa)
3. Missouri Baptist
4. Clarke (Iowa)
5. St. Ambrose (Iowa)
6. Lourdes (Ohio)
7. Concordia (Calif.)
8. Warner (Fla.)
9. Hope International (Calif.)
10. Graceland (Iowa)