WAYNE – With a pair of road matches scheduled for the weekend, the Wayne State College volleyball team moved up one spot in the AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, WSC is now #7 and received 863 points in voting conducted by coaches.
Wayne State College recently won three straight home matches to improve to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in NSIC play.
#1 Washburn remained at the top of the poll with 37 first place votes.
Joining the Wildcats inside the top 25 are #4 Concordia St. Paul (up two spots); #6 Southwest Minnesota State (two first place votes/down one spot); #11 Winona State (remained the same); #16 St. Cloud State (up four spots) and #22 Minnesota Duluth (down three spots). Northern State (67 points) was also receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots.
#7 Wayne State College will play road matches this weekend at the University of Mary Friday night at 6 p.m. and Minot State Saturday at 2 p.m.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2021 Record||Previous Week Rank|
|2||MSU Denver (5)||1051||10-2||3|
|3||Angelo State (2)||1020||11-2||2|
|4||Concordia – St. Paul||957||11-2||6|
|6||Southwest Minnesota State (2)||886||12-1||5|
|7||Wayne State (Neb.)||863||10-2||8|
|8||Colorado School of Mines (1)||825||11-1||9|
|12||Cal State San Bernardino||618||9-3||12|
|13||NW Missouri State||596||9-2||13|
|16||St Cloud State||427||10-3||20|
|21||Cal Poly Pomona||234||11-0||24|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 69; Gannon 69; Northern State 67; Simon Fraser University 56; Rockhurst 52; Texas A&M-Kingsville 48; Colorado Mesa University 39; Central Oklahoma 33; Harding 28; Alaska-Anchorage 24; Berry 24; Wayne State (Mich.) 22; Michigan Tech 20; Grand Valley State 12; West Texas A&M 12; Cal State L.A. 7; Hawai’i-Hilo 7; Azusa Pacific 5; Alaska 4.
11 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 48 combined points.
Dropped Out: Simon Fraser University 22; Rockhurst 21.