By Tim Glon
| AVCA Poll |
ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team moved up one spot to No. 20 in the eighth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (23-4 overall, 6-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 434 points in the poll, which is 95 more than the 349 points they received last week when they were ranked No. 21.
ONU was ranked No. 22 in the preseason poll, was No. 25 in the first weekly poll and No. 22 in the third and fourth weekly polls, No. 17 in the fifth weekly poll and have been at No. 21 for the past three weeks.
Ohio Northern went 2-0 last week with OAC victories over Wilmington and Muskingum.
Wittenberg stayed in the top spot in the poll with 1,655 points and 47 first place votes, Colorado College is second with 1,626 points and the remaining 20 first place votes and Southwestern (Tex.) stayed third with 1,481 points.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening as they host Baldwin Wallace in an OAC battle at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center.
AVCA Poll #8 - Oct. 24, 2017
|Rank||School (First Place Votes)||Points||2017
|2.||Colorado College (20)||1626||26-2||2|
|6.||Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)||1350||25-1||6|
|11.||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||926||26-0||14|
|16.||Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)||616||21-5||11|
|17.||Johns Hopkins (Md.)||543||20-3||16|
|18.||Saint Thomas (Minn.)||458||22-5||20|
|23.||Christopher Newport (Va.)||337||22-3||23|
|25.||Pacific Lutheran (Ore.)||126||17-3||NR|
Others receiving votes: Randolph-Macon 90; La Verne 81; Tufts 79; Texas-Dallas 59; Wisconsin-Stevens Point 50; Otterbein 45; Iowa Wesleyan 34; Cornell (IA) 31; Ithaca 29; Mary Hardin-Baylor 28; Wesleyan (CT) 26; Scranton 25; Wisconsin-La Crosse 25; Aurora 20; Concordia (WI) 15; Carthage 13; Mount Union 10; Vassar 5; Wartburg 5.