WSC Volleyball Now #15 In Coaches Poll, Host Top 25 Opponent Friday

WAYNE – After posting a 2-2 road record over the past week, the Wayne State College volleyball team had their Top 25 rankings updated.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, the Wildcats are now #15 in the AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll dropping two spots.

WSC is receiving 481 points in the week 10 rankings from various Division II coaches from across the country.

The Wildcats snapped a two-match losing streak and swept two opponents they swept on the home court earlier this season of Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston.

Wayne State College is now 20-6 (13-5 NSIC/4th) and will next host #11 St. Cloud State on Friday, November 12 at 6 p.m. and (RV) Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, November 13 at 1 p.m.

WSC won in four sets at UMD earlier this season but suffered a four-set loss to SCSU on the road in mid-September.

St. Cloud State sits 22-4 overall and the top team in the conference (17-1 NSIC) while the Bulldogs are 18-9 (10-8 NSIC/tied for 9th).

Other NSIC team rated: #8 Winona State (one first place vote/24-3) remained the same; #11. St. Cloud State (22-4) moved up one spot; #14 Concordia-St. Paul (20-7) fell four spots; #15 WSC (20-6) fell two spots and #17 Southwest Minnesota State (19-7) fell three spots. Upper Iowa (12) and Minnesota Duluth (5) were receiving votes and listed on tow or more ballots.

AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll – Week #10 Poll: November 8, 2021

                                                                                2021   Previous

Rank School (First-Place Votes)         Points    Record   Rank

1              MSU Denver (48)                 1164       22-2         1

2              Washburn                            1082       24-3         3

3              Cal State San Bernardino  1021       20-3         4

4              Central Missouri                   990        23-3        2

5              NW Missouri State               923        22-4        5

6              Angelo State                         912        21-3        6

7              West Florida                         881        30-1         7

8              Winona State (1)                  870        24-3        8

9              Tampa                                   820        24-2        9

10           Colorado School of Mines  729        21-3        11

11           St. Cloud State                     713        22-4        12

12           Nebraska-Kearney              665        22-5        15

13           Texas – Tyler                        538        18-1        16

14           Concordia-St. Paul              522        20-7        10

15           Wayne State (Neb.)            481        20-6        13

16           Western Washington          436        17-4        18

17           Southwest Minnesota St.    431        19-7        14

18           Hillsdale                                336        23-4        19

19           Cal Poly Pomona                269        20-3        21

20           Lewis                                     264        21-6        20

21           Michigan Tech                      251        20-5        22

22           Nova Southeastern             242        21-4        17

23           Regis                                      175        19-5        24

24           Oklahoma Baptist                138        19-3        23

25           Chaminade                             59         23-5        NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Simon Fraser University 52; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 49; Ferris State 44; Azusa Pacific 38; Colorado Mesa University 29; Cal State L.A. 27; Biola University 19; West Texas A&M 18; Alaska-Anchorage 15; Upper Iowa 12; Wayne State (Mich.) 11; Central Washington 7; Minnesota Duluth 5; Wingate 4; Lynn 2.

8 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 31 combined points.

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