LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Washburn volleyball team went 2-0 last week and moved up one place to No. 2 in the latest AVCA Top-25 Poll. The Ichabods close out the regular season at home this weekend against Missouri Western and No. 5 Northwest Missouri on Nov. 12-13.
Washburn has won five matches in a row and now holds a record of 24-3 (16-2 MIAA). Last week, the Ichabods defeated Pittsburg State in four sets and then posted their 17th sweep victory of the season at Missouri Southern.
MSU-Denver maintains the No. 1 ranking for the fourth straight week with 46 first-place votes and 1,164 total points. Cal State San Bernardino moved up one place to No. 3 and Central Missouri dropped two places to No. 4. Northwest Missouri rounds out the top-five for the second-consecutive week.
Fellow MIAA team Nebraska-Kearney jumped up three places this week to No. 12 after defeating Central Missouri 3-1 on Saturday.
In the first set of NCAA Central Region rankings which were released on Nov. 3, Washburn was ranked fourth on the list. The top-eight teams in each region will advance to the NCAA Tournament. The next rankings will be released this Wednesday, Nov. 10.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2021 Record||Previous Week Rank|
|1||MSU Denver (46)||1164||22-2||1|
|3||Cal State San Bernardino||1021||20-3||4|
|5||NW Missouri State||923||22-4||5|
|8||Winona State (1)||870||24-3||8|
|10||Colorado School of Mines||729||21-3||11|
|11||St Cloud State||713||22-4||12|
|14||Concordia – St. Paul||522||20-7||10|
|15||Wayne State (Neb.)||481||20-6||13|
|17||Southwest Minnesota State||431||19-7||14|
|19||Cal Poly Pomona||269||20-3||21|
|24||Oklahoma Baptist University||138||19-3||23|
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.