By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team moved into the top 10 at No. 10 in the ninth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll on Tuesday.
The Polar Bears (22-4 overall, 7-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 1,176 points, 41 more than in the eighth weekly poll when ONU was ranked No. 10.
Ohio Northern was ranked No. 11 for three consecutive weeks in the sixth, seventh and eighth weekly polls.
Northern was ranked No. 12 in the fifth weekly poll, No. 15 in the fourth poll, No. 16 in the third poll, was No. 21 in the first and second polls and No. 23 in the preseason poll.
Chicago (Ill.) remained in first place this week with 1,946 points and 75 first place votes. Emory (Ga.) moved to second with 1,853 points and one first place vote and Carthage (Wis.) moved up to third with 1,720 points.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday when they host Otterbein at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center with a chance to clinch the 26th OAC Regular Season championship in program history with a win.
AVCA Coaches Poll - Week #9
Oct. 29, 2019
||School (First Place Votes)||Total
|1.||Chicago (Ill.) (75)||1946||24-1||1|
|2.||Emory (Ga.) (1)||1853||23-2||3|
|7.||Johns Hopkins (Md.) (2)||1473||25-0||8|
|11.||St. Benedict (Minn.)||1154||21-3||12|
|19.||Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)||553||17-5||18|
|22.||St. Thomas (Minn.)||374||25-4||22|
|23.||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||345||20-4||21|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: St. Olaf 112; Birmingham Southern 40; Wittenberg 30; Stockton University 28; Chapman 23; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 23; Texas-Dallas 17; Gustavus Adolphus 14; Heidelberg 14; Wellesley 14; Stevenson 12; Clarkson 11; Otterbein 9; Christopher Newport 7; Bowdoin 4; Ithaca 2.