Hope International Back in Top 10
Courtesy of Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics, Baker (Kan.)
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Spots 1-9 remained the same for the third-straight week, but Hope International entered the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 poll at No. 10 for the first time since Feb. 1 when they came in also ranked 10th.
The Royals are 13-8 on the year and have won five-straight matches and 13 of its last 14. Their only loss came to NCAA Division II Concordia University-Irvine on Feb. 18.
Some highlights of this week’s Top 10 poll include, No. 1 Missouri Baptist kept its perfect record in tact with a win over Lindenwood-Belleville on Mar. 9 and is 23-0.
No. 3 Graceland went 2-1 last week with wins over Belmont Abbey and Morningside, but fell to NCAA Division II Quincy.
No. 4 St. Ambrose picked up another win over a ranked team on Mar. 10, as they defeated No. 7 Clarke in four sets.
No. 6 Park also competed against Quincy University and fell to the Hawks in four sets, but defeated Hannibal-LaGrange, Culver-Stockton and Cardinal Stritch.
For a look at the entire Top 10 poll, please see below.
NAIA Men’s Volleyball Top 10 Poll | No. 8 | March 14, 2016
No. 1 Missouri Baptist – St. Louis, Missouri
No. 2 Grand View – Des Moines, Iowa
No. 3 Graceland – Lamoni, Iowa
No. 4 St. Ambrose – Davenport, Iowa
No. 5 Warner – Lake Wales, Florida
No. 6 Park – Parkville, Missouri
No. 7 Clarke – Dubuque, Iowa
No. 8 Lourdes – Sylvania, Ohio
No. 9 Robert Morris – Chicago, Ill.
No. 10 Hope International – Fullerton, California