@MUCrusadersVB moves up two spots in coaches’ poll
Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 6, 2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Madonna University volleyball team, fresh off an upset of then No. 10 Grand View (Iowa), moved up two spots to rank No. 22 in the first regular season NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday evening.

The Crusaders garnered 185 total points after going 2-2 at the Premier Labor Day Classic hosted by Bellevue (Neb.), a team MU lost to in five tough sets. Madonna opens Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play with their new ranking tonight, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Racer Gymnasium against University of Northwestern Ohio.

The Crusaders joined No. 10 Cornerstone as the only WHAC programs ranked inside the Top 25 while Lourdes is ranked 27th with 76 points. The Golden Eagles garnered 430 points and are 7-1 on the season.

Hastings (Neb.) collected 18 first-place votes and 589 points to claim the top spot with an 8-0 record while two other undefeated programs, Viterbo (Wis.) (7-0) and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (8-0) round out the top three. Viterbo collected the three remaining first-place tallies and 566 points to rank second with Lindsey Wilson is third with 544 points. Park (Mo.) is fourth with 524 points while Westmont (Calif.) and Dordt (Iowa) tied for fifth with 513 points.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated groups.

2017 NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Poll #1 (Aug.15)

RANK

WEEK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

1

1

Hastings (Neb.) (18)

8-0

589

2

6

Viterbo (Wis.) (3)

7-0

566

3

5

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

8-0

544

4

3

Park (Mo.)

7-1

524

5

7

Westmont (Calif.)

12-1

513

5

2

Dordt (Iowa)

11-2

513

7

8

Columbia (Mo.)

5-3

459

8

25

College of Idaho

9-1

448

9

4

Midland (Neb.)

7-3

445

10

16

Cornerstone (Mich.)

7-1

430

11

12

Missouri Baptist

8-2

391

12

10

Grand View (Iowa)

7-5

364

13

11

Eastern Oregon

7-4

361

14

13

Northwestern (Iowa)

8-1

359

15

9

Corban (Ore.)

7-4

308

16

15

Doane (Neb.)

8-3

303

17

14

Montana Tech

7-5

284

18

19

Georgetown (Ky.)

4-0

273

19

18

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

5-4

250

20

21

Indiana Wesleyan

7-2

238

21

20

Bellevue (Neb.)

6-3

228

22

24

Madonna (Mich.)

9-2

185

23

17

Jamestown (N.D.)

4-4

102

24

NR

Morningside (Iowa)

7-5

98

25

NR

Northwest (Wash.)

8-2

90

     

Dropped from the rankings: No. 23 Carroll (Mont.), No. 22 Lourdes

 Others receiving votes: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 84, Lourdes (Ohio) 76, Ottawa (Kan.) 65, Missouri Valley 57, Campbellsville (Ky.) 47, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 36, Texas Wesleyan 26, College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 23, Marian (Ind.) 21, Baker (Kan.) 20, Mobile (Ala.) 15, Providence (Mont.) 14, William Woods (Mo.) 10, Union (Ky.) 9, Hope International (Calif.) 8, Southern Oregon 5, Webber International 4

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