NAIA - Women's Volleyball - Top 25 - No. 1 Northwestern (Iowa)

2019 NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll — Poll 3 (Oct. 23)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Northwestern (Iowa) is the new No. 1 in the third 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

 

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):

  • For the first time, Northwestern (Iowa) captured the No. 1 spot.
  • The Red Raiders are the only team in the Top 25 who remains undefeated.
  • Park (Mo.) joined the Top 5 this week after being at No. 6 in the last rating.
  • New to the Top 25 this week: No. 17 Concordia (Neb.), No. 23 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) and No. 24 Hope International (Calif.)
  • Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 68 consecutive appearances.
  • There has only been one program that has been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season, with former member Fresno Pacific (Calif.) accomplishing the feat in 2004, 2008 and 2009.

 

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”

 

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2019 Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Poll

 

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 2 Northwestern (Iowa) [20] 22-0 591
2 1 Missouri Baptist [1] 24-4 564
3 5 Eastern Oregon 23-1 548
4 3 Indiana Wesleyan 25-1 529
5 6 Park (Mo.) 19-3 525
6 4 Viterbo (Wis.) 24-5 482
7 9 Columbia (Mo.) 23-2 474
8 11 Jamestown (N.D.) 20-3 458
9 10 Southern Oregon 20-3 444
10 13 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 22-5 415
11 12 Grand View (Iowa) 21-9 411
12 7 Corban (Ore.) 14-6 359
13 15 Bellevue (Neb.) 21-5 356
14 14 Central Methodist (Mo.) 24-3 339
15 19 Marian (Ind.) 24-1 336
16 18 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 16-7 320
17 NR Concordia (Neb.) 19-3 266
18 20 Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) 17-5 260
18 16 Montana Tech 19-6 260
20 22 Dordt (Iowa) 15-8 221
21 23 College of Idaho 14-7 195
22 24 Oklahoma City 23-1 181
23 NR Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 21-2 158
24 NR Hope International (Calif.) 16-7 154
24 8 Midland (Neb.) 14-8 154

 

Others receiving votes: Westmont (Calif.) 120, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 53, Reinhardt (Ga.) 52, Saint Mary (Neb.) 40, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 39, Vanguard (Calif.) 39, Saint Francis (Ind.) 29, Thomas More (Ky.) 20, Morningside (Iowa) 11, Dakota State (S.D.) 5, The Master’s (Calif.) 3, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 3, Madonna (Mich.) 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