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Women's Volleyball is Receiving Votes in the Opening 2019 NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Women's Volleyball is Receiving Votes in the Opening 2019 NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll

NAIA Poll

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's volleyball team is receiving votes for the first time in program history, as they earned 46 points to sit three spots out of the top 25.

Lawrence Tech (6-1) earned their spot on the receiving votes section of the poll thanks to their play the last two weekends. The Blue Devils went 3-1 at the Bellevue Tournament and 3-0 at the Gray Wolf Invitational. The lone loss came to No. 14 Central Methodist (Mo.) 3-2 after dropping a 2-0 lead.

The top team this week is Missouri Baptist with 577 total points and 11 first-place votes. Northwestern Iowa received 564 points with nine first-place votes while Park (Mo.) earned 577 points and three first-place votes. Indiana Wesleyan vaulted up the poll to No. 4 with 536 points as they are 12-0 with wins over then-No. 1 Columbia (Mo.) and then-No. 2 Park (Mo.).

Lawrence Tech is the top WHAC team in the NAIA Poll as Aquinas (Mich.) is the only team in conference receiving votes (10).

The Blue Devils return to the court on Wednesday, Sept. 11 when they travel to UM-Dearborn to open the WHAC season. First serve is set for 7 p.m.


 2019 NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 4 Missouri Baptist [11] 11-3 577
2 7 Northwestern (Iowa) [9] 12-0 564
3 1 Park (Mo.) [3] 8-1 557
4 NR Indiana Wesleyan 12-0 536
5 6 Southern Oregon 11-1 524
6 5 Viterbo (Wis.) 13-3 473
7 3 Grand View (Iowa) 6-5 463
8 10 Eastern Oregon 11-1 451
9 8 Midland (Neb.) 8-3 439
10 9 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-2 438
11 19 Corban (Ore.) 5-3 382
12 2 Columbia (Mo.) 6-2 376
13 20 Jamestown (N.D.) 10-2 366
14 22 Bellevue (Neb.) 10-3 323
14 17 Central Methodist (Mo.) 11-2 323
16 21 Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) 9-1 322
17 23 Westmont (Calif.) 10-2 315
18 NR Montana Tech 12-2 261
19 11 Dordt (Iowa) 8-4 250
20 12 College of Idaho 6-3 232
21 18 Vanguard (Calif.) 10-2 205
22 24 Marian (Ind.) 10-0 196
23 13 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 8-4 195
24 NR Oklahoma City 8-1 114
25 NR College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 15-3 112
25 15 The Master's (Calif.) 6-5 112

Others receiving votes: Saint Francis (Ind.) 84, Morningside (Iowa) 71, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 46, Evangel (Mo.) 43, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 35, Reinhardt (Ga.) 28, Ottawa (Kan.) 20, SAGU (Texas) 11, Aquinas (Mich.) 10, Doane (Neb.) 3