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

2019 NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll — Poll 4 (Nov. 5)

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

 

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

  • Northwestern (Iowa) remained at No. 1 with all 21 first-place votes after taking the No. 1 spot for the first time in the last poll
  • The Red Raiders are the only team in the Top 25 who remains undefeated.
  • The Top 5 saw a little movement with the same teams from the last poll.
  • New to the Top 25 this week: No. 24 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
  • Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 69 consecutive appearances. The Blue Raiders land at No. 10 this week.
  • 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 1 Northwestern (Iowa) [21] 27-0 591
2 2 Missouri Baptist 27-4 572
3 4 Indiana Wesleyan 30-1 544
4 3 Eastern Oregon 26-2 530
5 5 Park (Mo.) 22-3 517
6 6 Viterbo (Wis.) 28-5 491
7 9 Southern Oregon 25-3 473
8 8 Jamestown (N.D.) 24-4 459
9 7 Columbia (Mo.) 26-3 455
10 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 24-5 415
11 11 Grand View (Iowa) 25-9 402
12 15 Marian (Ind.) 28-1 371
13 13 Bellevue (Neb.) 25-6 348
14 12 Corban (Ore.) 17-7 347
15 14 Central Methodist (Mo.) 27-3 338
16 17 Concordia (Neb.) 21-4 306
17 18 Montana Tech 22-6 293
18 22 Oklahoma City 28-1 252
19 18 Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) 19-6 251
20 23 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 27-2 250
21 24 Midland (Neb.) 17-9 195
22 20 Dordt (Iowa) 18-9 142
23 24 Hope International (Calif.) 18-8 130
24 NR Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 20-8 117
25 21 College of Idaho 15-10 112

 

Others receiving votes: Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 102, Reinhardt (Ga.) 89, Westmont (Calif.) 85, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 75, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 61, Saint Francis (Ind.) 50, Saint Mary (Neb.) 23, Vanguard (Calif.) 19, Thomas More (Ky.) Saint Mary (Kan.) 5, Dakota State (S.D.) 3, Xavier (La.) 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