AVCA Spring Preseason Volleyball Coaches Poll Lists WSC At #13

WAYNE – With no NCAA Division II volleyball tournament being played this season, the Wayne State College Wildcats are preparing for an abbreviated spring schedule as a recent preseason ranking poll has listed WSC in the top 25.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, the ‘Cats have been selected 13th in the AVCA Spring Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll released Tuesday by the coaches’ association.

WSC finished the 2019 season with a 24-7 record and a #13 national ranking in the final regular season poll in December of 2019. The 2020 volleyball season was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Again, schools and conferences will participate an abbreviated schedule this spring. Wayne State is one of eight schools from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to be listed in the spring preseason coaches’ poll.

AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll – Preseason Poll: January 6, 2021
                                                                         2019   Previous
Rank School (First-Place Votes)         Points    Record   Rank
1              Nebraska-Kearney (17)           1131       38-1        2
2              Concordia – St. Paul (2)          1095       27-8        3
3              Cal State San Bernardino (28) 1070       33-0        1
4              Washburn                              971        27-4        5
5              Regis                                     947         29-5        4
6              Minnesota-Duluth                    922         25-7        6
7              Rockhurst                              829         33-8        7
8              Northern State                        807         25-6        8
9              Western Washington              761         27-3        9
10           St. Cloud State                       743         25-7        10
11           Central Missouri                      688         23-10      11
12           Hillsdale                                 647         28-4        12
13           Wayne State (Neb.)               623         24-7        13
14           Lewis                                     546         28-6        14
15           Angelo State                          479         29-3        16
16           Azusa Pacific                         452         28-5        15
17           Ferris State                            417         25-6        17
18           Winona State                         377         21-8        18
19           Colorado School of Mines       335         25-7        20
20           Upper Iowa                            297         21-9        19
21           Saint Leo                               231         24-11      21
22           Southwest Minnesota St.       188         18-10      22
23           Gannon                                 145         30-7        23
24           Wheeling                               106         33-4        24
25           NW Missouri State                  68           21-9        25

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Michigan Tech 62; Tampa 59; Alaska-Anchorage 51; Lynn 37; Missouri-St Louis 26; Wingate 21; Cal State L. A. 13; MSU Denver 12; Texas A&M-Commerce 9; Barry 8; Augustana (SD) 7; West Florida 6

14 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 88 combined points.

 

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