Volleyball moves up to No. 22 in final regular season AVCA poll

Volleyball moves up to No. 22 in final regular season AVCA poll

By Tim Glon

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ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team moved up one spot to No. 22 nationally in the tenth and final weekly regular season American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III poll, released on Tuesday.

The Polar Bears (27-3 overall) received 236 points in this week's poll after receiving 190 points in last week's poll when they were ranked No. 23.

ONU made its 2016 poll debut in week seven at No. 24 and were No. 23 last week.

Cal Lutheran moves into first place with 1198 points and 31 first place votes, Calvin (Mich.) falls to second with 1181 points and 16 first place votes and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) is third with 1089 points.

Ohio Northern is riding a 19-match winning streak and won its 23rd Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season title and 19th OAC Tournament title this season.

The Polar Bears are making their 29th NCAA III Tournament appearance this week and will face Millikin (Ill.) in the First Round of the tournament on Thursday at 12:30 pm in Grand Rapids, Mich. at the Calvin Regional.

AVCA Division III Poll #10
Nov. 8, 2016


  Total 2016 Last
Rank School (1st Place Votes) Points Record Week
1. California Lutheran (31)
1198 25-4 2
2. Calvin (Mich.) (16) 1181 27-1 1
3. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) 1089 23-3 4
4. Texas-Dallas 1048 30-2 3
5. Emory (Ga.) (1) 968 30-5 8
6. Wittenberg 956 21-5 7
7. Southwestern (Tex.) 909 30-4 5
8. Colorado College 880 27-5 6
9. Hope (Mich.) (1)
816 25-5 10
10. Juniata (Pa.) 776 24-6 9
11. Wisconsin-Whitewater 740 27-6 11
12. Trinity (Tex.) 613 27-7 16
13. Eastern (Pa.) 558 29-5 12
14. Mary Washington (Va.) 523 28-3 15
15.  Wisconsin-LaCrosse 492 21-6 13
16. Washington (Mo.) 470 22-10 14
17. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 377 29-6 20
18. Northwestern (Minn.) 346 30-4 22
19.
LaVerne (Calif.) 335 22-6 19
20. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 312 27-7 17
21.  Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)
263 25-7 21
22. Ohio Northern 236 27-3 23
23. Elmhurst (Ill.) 177 22-12 18
24. Christopher-Newport (Va.) 123 25-9 24
25.
Hendrix (Ariz.) 103 24-7 25

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Millikin 68; Tufts 44; DePauw 41; Gustavus Adolphus 41; MIT 39; Johnson & Wales (RI) 33; Stevens 22; Wartburg 20; UMass-Boston 17; Ithaca 16; St. Thomas (Minn.) 15; Susquehanna 15; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 15; Stevenson 9.