2019 NAIA Men's Volleyball Coaches' Final Top 10 Poll

2019 NAIA Men's Volleyball Coaches' Final Top 10 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Baptist remains at No. 1 team in the final edition of the NAIA Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll.

Top 10 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2017):

  • Missouri Baptist is the only undefeated teams in the top 10.
  • New teams in the poll: No. 8 St. Andrews (N.C.) and No. 10 Saint Xavier (Ill.)
  • No team has been ranked at No. 1 for an entire season. Grand View has the most No. 1-rankings with 12. Missouri Baptist with six and Park (Mo.) with three are the only other teams that have been ranked at No. 1.
  • Park holds the longest active streak in the polls with 24-consecutive rankings. Grand View, Lourdes (Ohio), Missouri Baptist and Ottawa (Kan.) follow with 23-consecutive rankings.

Poll Methodology

  • 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 a low rating) 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 in 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.

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2019 Men’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 10 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Missouri Baptist [12] 26-0 132
2 2 Lourdes (Ohio) 23-3 118
3 3 Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 21-4 112
4 4 Grand View (Iowa) 18-1 105
5 5 Park (Mo.) 19-3 92
6 6 Aquinas (Mich.) 28-3 78
7 7 Ottawa (Kan.) 13-9 71
8 NR St. Andrews (N.C.) 21-5 59
9 8 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 22-8 54
10 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 20-7 45

Others Receiving Votes: Hope International (Calif.) 24, Menlo (Calif.) 13, Campbellsville (Ky.) 8, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 7, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 5

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

 

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Volleyball Championship

2nd ANNUAL 
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 14-18, 2020
Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center
Des Moines, Iowa