NAIA Top 10 Poll Remains Unchanged
By Tyler Price, Baker Athletics
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – All 10 spots in this week’s NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll remained the same as last week for the first time this season.
No. 1 Park (Mo.), No. 2 Grand View (Iowa), No. 3 Missouri Baptist, No. 4 Clarke (Iowa), No. 5 St. Ambrose (Iowa), No. 6 Concordia (Calif.), No. 7 Lourdes (Ohio), No. 8 Warner (Fla.), No. 9 Hope International (Calif.) and No. 10 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) all kept its same spots as last week.
Park enters this weekend’s NAIA South Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed as it hosts the tournament in Parkville, Mo., on April 10-11.
Grand View will hold the No. 1 seed in the NAIA North Conference Tournament to beheld this Apr. 10-11 on the campus of Culver-Stockton (Mo.) in Canton, Mo.
And the NAIA National Conference Tournament will be hosted by the UC-Merced on April 10-11.
The NAIA Great Lakes tournament was won by Cardinal Stritch last week and the Wolves captured the tournament title and will advance to the 2015 NAIA Men’sVolleyball National Invitational Tournament Championship, presented by Tachikara, on April 23-25 in St. Louis, Mo.
Missouri Baptist will join Cardinal Stritch at the National Invitational Tournament as the host team. Four spots remain for the six-team field. The winners of the NAIA South, North and National Conference Tournaments will automatically fill three of those spots and their will be one at-large team.
If Missouri Baptist were to win the NAIA South championship, then two at-large teams will qualify for the national tournament.
2015 NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll (March 30, 2015)
1. Park (Mo.)
2. Grand View (Iowa)
3. Missouri Baptist
4. Clarke (Iowa)
5. St. Ambrose (Iowa)
6. Concordia (Calif.)
7. Lourdes (Ohio)
8. Warner (Fla.)
9. Hope International (Calif.)
10. Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)