WAYNE – Following a 4-0 start to the season in the state of New York, the Wayne State College volleyball team has improved on their preseason ranking.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, #15 WSC moved up two spots in the first regular season AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.
WSC received 476 points in voting conducted by various Division II coaches from across the country. Other NSIC ranked teams include #6 Concordia St. Paul (4-0, same); #8 St. Cloud State (4-0, up one spot); #13 Southwest Minnesota State (4-0, up nine spots); #21 Minnesota Duluth (4-0, not rated) and #25 Winona State (2-2, fell 10 spots) are all inside the top 25 while Augustana University and Northern State were receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots.
#1 Tampa (39 first-place votes) remains at the top of the week one poll with their 4-0 record.
The 15th ranked Wildcats will next travel to Denver, Colorado this weekend for the Colorado Premier Challenge, facing Azusa Pacific (CA) (receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots outside top 25) at 3:30 p.m. CT and #5 West Florida at 7 p.m. CT both on Friday.
AVCA DIVISION II COACHES POLL:
AUGUST 29, 2022
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes Adjusted)||Total Points Adjusted||2022 Record||Previous Week|
|3||Western Washington (5)||1052||4-0||3|
|4||MSU Denver (1)||1011||4-0||4|
|5||West Florida (1)||965||4-0||5|
|*6||Concordia – St. Paul||931||4-0||6|
|7||Cal State San Bernardino||890||4-0||7|
|*8||St Cloud State||850||4-0||9|
|10||NW Missouri State||729||4-0||12|
|12||West Texas A&M||541||3-1||14|
|*13||Southwest Minnesota State||518||4-0||22|
|14||Colorado School of Mines||508||3-1||11|
|*15||Wayne State (Neb.)||476||4-0||17|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Colorado State-Pueblo 73; Barry 60; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 48; Cal State L. A. 47; Central Washington 40; *Augustana (SD) 30; Wingate 27; Texas-Tyler 25; Cal Poly Pomona 24; Biola University 23; Rockhurst 23; Chaminade 17; Harding 16; *Northern State 16; Clarion 14; American International 13; Sonoma State 8; Azusa Pacific 7; Missouri S&T 6; Palm Beach Atlantic 5; Ashland 4.
15 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 63 combined points.
Dropped Out: Texas-Tyler 19; Chaminade 25; Ferris State 20.
Next Poll: Sept. 5, 2022