LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in program history, Washburn Volleyball is the No. 1 ranked team in the AVCA national poll. The Ichabods hold a 10-1 record to start the season and are coming off a four set victory at previously No. 1-ranked Nebraska-Kearney last Saturday (Sept. 18).
Prior to today, the highest Washburn had been ranked was No. 2 on four occasions. Washburn held down the No. 2 spot for the first three weeks of the 2008 season and then again in the seventh week during the 2010 season.
The Ichabods received 25 first-place votes and tallied 1,077 total points as they moved up two places from last week’s ranking. Angelo State remains at No. 2 and Metro State – Denver jumped up three places to No. 3. Nebraska-Kearney fell down to No. 4 and Southwest Minnesota rounded out the top-five after previously being ranked eighth.
Joining the Ichabods and Lopers from the MIAA in the top-15 is Central Missouri at No. 7 and Northwest Missouri at No. 13.
Washburn will host Emporia State on Tuesday, Sept. 21 before closing out the month at Central Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 25.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2021 Record||Previous Week|
|2||Angelo State (5)||1006||9-2||2|
|3||MSU Denver (7)||989||8-2||6|
|5||Southwest Minnesota State (9)||955||10-0||8|
|6||Concordia – St. Paul||927||8-2||4|
|8||Wayne State (Neb.)||828||7-2||5|
|9||Colorado School of Mines||780||9-1||11|
|12||Cal State San Bernardino||600||7-4||14|
|13||NW Missouri State||580||8-2||12|
|18||Oklahoma Baptist University||342||6-2||13|
|20||St. Cloud State||259||7-4||23|
|22||Simon Fraser University||196||6-2||20|
|24||Cal Poly Pomona||181||9-0||T25|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Nova Southeastern 105; Northern State 99; Gannon 59; Colorado Mesa University 58; Cal State L.A. 40; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 40; Michigan Tech 39; Barry 32; Texas A&M-Kingsville 32; Harding 26; Hawai’i-Hilo 24; Wayne State (Mich.) 24; Grand Valley State 23; Regis 17; West Texas A&M 17; Alaska-Anchorage 12; Central Oklahoma 9; Southern Indiana 9; Augustana (SD) 7; Azusa Pacific 5; Seattle Pacific 5; Missouri S&T 3; Alaska-Fairbanks 2.