Volleyball continues climb up AVCA poll, moves up three sports to No. 12

Volleyball continues climb up AVCA poll, moves up three sports to No. 12

By Tim Glon

| 2019 AVCA Coaches Poll - Week 5 |

ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team moved up three spots to No. 12 in the fifth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll on Tuesday. 

The Polar Bears (12-3 overall, 1-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 1,021 points, 215 more than in the fourth weekly poll when ONU was ranked No. 15.

Northern was ranked No. 16 in the third poll, was No. 21 in the first and second polls and No. 23 in the preseason poll.

Emory (Ga.) remained in the top spot with 1,914 points and 58 first place votes. Calvin (Mich.) is second with 1,868 points and nine first place votes and Chicago (Ill.) is third with 1,776 points and nine first place votes. 

The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday when they host non-conference foe Hiram at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center.

AVCA Coaches Poll - Week #5

Oct. 1, 2019

Rank 
School (First Place Votes) Total
points
2019
Record
Last
Week
1. Emory (Ga.) (58) 1914 12-1 1
2. Calvin (Mich.) (9) 1868 12-1 2
3. Chicago (Ill.) (9) 1776 14-1 3
4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) (1) 1661 13-2 4
5. Carthage (Wis.) 1570 16-1 6
6. Berry (Ga.) 1431 13-3 7
7. St. Benedict (Minn.) 1405 15-1 9
8. Trinity (Tex.) 1321 13-3 10
9. Colorado College 1194 13-2 11
10. Wisconsin-Whitewater 1164 12-3 13
11. Augsburg (Minn.) 1063 13-2 14
12. Ohio Northern 1021 12-3 15
13. Juniata (Pa.) 948 8-5 8
14. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 889 14-3 12
15. Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 865 11-3 5
16. Johns Hopkins (Md.) (1) 794 14-0 23
17. Tufts (Conn.) 733 12-0 24
18. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 583 9-6 16
19. St. Thomas (Minn.) 547 14-3 21
20. Hope (Mich.) 503 11-4 19
21. Muskingum 371 14-2 25
22. Wittenberg 341 7-5 22
23. Transylvania (Ky.) 307 14-4 18
24. Babson (Mass.) 259 14-1 17
25. Wesleyan (Conn.) 171 10-2 20

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Susquehanna 114; Heidelberg 73; Washington-St. Louis 67; Texas-Dallas 51; Otterbein 49; Mount Union 31; Wisconsin-Stevens Point 31; St Olaf 29; Stevenson 24; Gustavus Adolphus 22; Bridgewater (Va.) 17; Clarkson 17; Aurora 16; MIT 8; Endicott 5; Northwestern (Minn.) 5; Christopher Newport 4; Franklin & Marshall 4; Ithaca 4.