November 1, 2014

UNK and Wayne State volleyball nationally ranked

The Nebraska-Kearney and  Wayne State volleyball teams were ranked in the first, AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division II Top 25 Coaches Preseason Poll.  The Lopers are ranked third following a 35-3 record and the Wildcats, 20th in a vote conducted by various Division II head coaches from across the country.

Wayne State finished the 2012 season with a record of 22-10 overall, placing fourth in the Northern Sun Conference with a 14-6 league record while advancing to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for an eighth straight season.  The Lopers went 16-1 in league play and won the MIAA Conference post season tournament.

AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 2013 Preseason Poll

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Points-Record-Rank

1. Concordia St.-Paul (43) 1188 33-4 1

2. Tampa (1) 1133 32-4 2

3. Nebraska-Kearney 1101 35-3 3

4. Minnesota Duluth (2) 1057 29-5 5

5. BYU – Hawai’i (2) 986 25-4 4

6. Southwest Minn. State 935 30-3 6

7. Washburn 867 30-4 7

8. Central Missouri 830 26-7 8

9. Indianapolis 746 31-8 12

10. West Texas A&M 709 33-5 9

11. Colorado School of Mines 678 26-7 11

12. Fresno Pacific 637 28-4 14

13. Regis 580 26-9 13

14. Cal State San Bernardino 526 24-9 19

15. Angelo State 502 29-6 10

16. Truman 454 27-7 16

17. Western Washington 403 24-4 15

18. Wheeling Jesuit 376 37-3 17

19. West Florida 319 26-8 20

20. Wayne State (Neb.) 287 22-10 18

21. Wingate 243 31-3 23

22. UC San Diego 197 20-11 NR

23. Adams State 138 24-6 22

24. Central Washington 113 21-8 NR

25. Palm Beach Atlantic 85 21-4 25