NAIA MVB Top 10 Poll Remains the Same
Courtesy of Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics, Baker (Kan.)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the first time this season, the 2016 NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 poll remained the same as last week.
No. 1 Missouri Baptist, with its perfect 11-0 record hasn’t lost a match since April 1, 2015 when they lost to Park University (Mo.) at home. The Spartans captured their first-ever national title a year ago.
No. 2 Grand View (Iowa) is 7-3 overall and last played on Feb. 10 at No. 3 Clarke (Iowa), defeating the Crusaders in four sets, 25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-19.
With the home loss to Grand View, No. 3 Clarke is now 11-1 on the season and followed that loss to Grand View up with wins over No. 10 Robert Morris (Ill.) and Missouri Valley.
No. 4 Graceland (Iowa) still holds onto its 14-1 mark and 13-straight victories, as they haven’t played since Feb. 6, a five set win over Park.
No. 5 Park played two matches last week, with two victories at home against Lindenwood-Belleville and Morningside, both three set wins. Park is now 6-5 on the year.
No. 6 Warner (Fla.) is 7-4 on the season and went 1-1 last week with a home win and loss against North Greenville University on Feb. 12 and 13.
No. 7 St. Ambrose (Iowa) is in the middle of a hot streak, as they have captured seven-straight wins and stand at 8-3 overall.
No. 8 Lourdes (Ohio) is hot as well, with six-straight victories under its belt and is 8-1 on the year.
No. 9 Culver-Stockton (Mo.) has cooled off a bit, after its 4-1 start. The Wildcats are now 6-5 on the season after its loss at St. Ambrose on Feb. 13 in three sets, 19-25, 18-25, 23-25.
Finally, No. 10 Robert Morris went 2-1 last week with wins over Cardinal Stritch (Wisc.) and Missouri Valley, but fell in four sets at Clarke. The Eagles are now 14-4 on the year.
NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll | No. 4 | February 15, 2016
No. 1 Missouri Baptist – St. Louis, Missouri
No. 2 Grand View – Des Moines, Iowa
No. 3 Clarke – Dubuque, Iowa
No. 4 Graceland – Lamoni, Iowa
No. 5 Park – Parkville, Missouri
No. 6 Warner – Lake Wales, Florida
No. 7 St. Ambrose – Davenport, Iowa
No. 8 Lourdes – Sylvania, Ohio
No. 9 Culver-Stockton – Canton, Missouri
No. 10 Robert Morris – Chicago, Ill.