2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Final Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Nov. 12)

2018 NAIA Women's Volleyball Final Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Nov. 12)

KANSAS CITY, Mo.¬†– Grand View (Iowa) captured the No. 1 spot in the final regular season edition of the 2018 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Monday.

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 25 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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2018 Women’s Volleyball Final Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (Nov. 12)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES RECORD POINTS
1 2 Grand View (Iowa) [19] 32-0 590
2 1 Park (Mo.) [2] 29-1 573
3 4 Columbia (Mo.) 37-3 553
4 3 Missouri Baptist 31-4 524
5 5 Dordt (Iowa) 26-2 520
6 6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 29-3 501
7 7 Viterbo (Wis.) 29-6 466
8 9 Northwestern (Iowa) 24-6 455
9 8 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 28-4 436
10 10 Southern Oregon 25-3 434
11 12 Eastern Oregon 23-6 384
12 13 The Master’s (Calif.) 29-5 383
13 14 Hasting’s (Neb.) 19-6 374
14 11 Midland (Neb.) 22-6 347
15 15 Westmont (Calif.) 25-5 323
16 16 College of Idaho 22-8 306
17 20 Providence (Mont.) 22-9 262
18 18 Vanguard (Calif.) 26-8 260
18 19 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 28-6 260
20 24 Ottawa (Kan.) 26-10 217
21 21 Central Methodist (Mo.) 32-6 202
22 22 Corban (Ore.) 20-11 197
23 17 McPherson (Kan.) 32-2 170
24 23 Jamestown (N.D.) 21-8 168
25 NR Marian (Ind.) 28-5 130

Others receiving votes: Bellevue (Neb.) 98, Saint Francis (Ind.) 80, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 61, Cornerstone (Mich.) 51, Oklahoma City 27, Reinhardt (Ga.) 23, Indiana Wesleyan 22, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 16, Aquinas (Mich.) 5, Campbellsville (Ky.) 3, Morningside (Iowa) 3, IU Kokomo (Ind.) 3.

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship

40th ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec.3 - 7, 2019
Tyson Events Center
Sioux City, Iowa