WAYNE – As the Wayne State College volleyball team prepares for four of their next five matches to be on the road, WSC recently posted a 1-1 weekend and fell three spots in the Week #8 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.
According to a release, the Wildcat volleyball team is now #11 after sweeping Upper Iowa but suffering a five-set defeat to then #12 Winona State this past weekend.
WSC received 710 points in voting conducted by various Division II coaches from across the country.
The Wayne State College volleyball team is 17-4 overall and 10-3 in the NSIC.
MSU Denver (18-2) is still the top team in DII for volleyball receiving 44 first place votes and 1,172 points. Other NSIC teams among the Top 25 include #7 Concordia-St. Paul (18-4) fell two spots; #10 Winona State (19-3) up two spots; #13 Southwest Minnesota State (17-4) up a spot; #14 St. Cloud State (17-4) back one spot as Northern State (11) and Minnesota Duluth (six) were both receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots.
#11 WSC will host Augustana (13-8/8-5 NSIC) on Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m. followed by a road contest against #13 Southwest Minnesota State (17-4/9-4 NSIC) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 30.
Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler for the WSC vs. Augie match on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for 5:30 p.m.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2021 Record||Previous Week Rank|
|1||MSU Denver (44)||1172||18-2||1|
|2||Central Missouri (2)||1119||19-2||3|
|3||NW Missouri State (1)||1033||18-2||6|
|5||Cal State San Bernardino||887||16-3||9|
|7||Concordia – St. Paul||835||18-4||5|
|11||Wayne State (Neb.)||710||16-4||8|
|12||Colorado School of Mines||671||17-3||7|
|13||Southwest Minnesota State||639||17-4||14|
|14||St Cloud State||618||17-4||13|
|T – 15||Nebraska-Kearney||449||18-5||16|
|T – 15||Texas-Tyler||449||15-1||15|
|22||Cal Poly Pomona||169||16-3||22|
|23||Oklahoma Baptist University||133||16-3||23|
|25||West Texas A&M||87||15-2||25|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Chaminade 54; Alaska-Anchorage 45; Simon Fraser University 39; Colorado Mesa University 38; Cal State L. A. 26; Azusa Pacific 24; Arkansas Tech University 21; Southwestern OK St 19; Ferris State 18; Lynn 12; Northern State 11; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 6; Minnesota Duluth 6; Wayne State (Mich.) 2;
7 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 39 combined points.
Dropped Out: Alaska-Anchorage 24;