Women's Volleyball: Raiders Continue Climb in AVCA Poll

Photo by Ed Hall, Jr.
Photo by Ed Hall, Jr.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mount Union's women's volleyball team is among teams receiving votes for a third week in a row in the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III Top-25 poll.

The Purple Raiders are 15-4 overall with three of its losses to NCAA Division III teams and two of those losses to teams then ranked No. 12 Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) and No. 13 Hope (Mich.).

Mount Union has 31 points in this week's poll and right next to them is Otterbein with 49 points. The teams will play each other Saturday in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener in Westerville.

Other OAC teams in the poll are No. 12 Ohio Northern and No. 21 Muskingum.

AVCA DIVISION III COACHES TOP 25 WEEK #5 POLL: OCTOBER 1, 2019

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points Adjusted

2019
Record

Previous Week
1 Emory (58) 1914 12-1 1
2 Calvin (9) 1868 12-1 2
3 Chicago (9) 1776 14-1 3
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (1) 1661 13-2 4
5 Carthage 1570 16-1 6
6 Berry 1431 13-3 7
7 St. Benedict (Minn.) 1405 15-1 9
8 Trinity (Texas) 1321 13-3 10
9 Colorado College 1194 13-2 11
10 Wisconsin-Whitewater 1164 12-3 13
11 Augsburg 1063 13-2 14
12 Ohio Northern 1021 12-3 15
13 Juniata 948 8-5 8
14 Carnegie Mellon 889 14-3 12
15 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 865 11-3 5
16 Johns Hopkins (1) 794 14-0 23
17 Tufts 733 12-0 24
18 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 583 9-6 16
19 St. Thomas (Minn.) 547 14-3 21
20 Hope 503 11-4 19
21 Muskingum 371 14-2 25
22 Wittenberg 341 7-5 22
23 Transylvania 307 14-4 18
24 Babson 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