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Washburn volleyball jumps to No. 4 in AVCA national rankings

By RICK PETERSON

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After opening the 2021 season with a perfect 5-0 record, including two victories over ranked opponents, Washburn volleyball moved up four places in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll to No. 4 in the nation.

Last week the Ichabods swept Cameron, Minot State and then No. 19-ranked Harding and also picked up a pair of four-set wins over Colorado-Colorado Springs and No. 15-ranked Northern State. 

Chris HerronChris Herron's Washburn University volleyball team has climbed to the No. 4 spot in the national rankings. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Concordia-St. Paul moved up one place to claim the No. 1 spot in the AVCA rankings while Angelo State moved down to second.

There are now four undefeated MIAA teams represented in the top 10 of the AVCA rankings as Nebraska-Kearney checks in at No. 3, Northwest Missouri No. 8 and Central Missouri No. 10.

Washburn will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. this week to play four matches in the Mountain Lion Invitational, starting Friday at 9 a.m. against Lubbock Christian.

AVCA NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS 

RankSchool (First-Place Votes)Total Points Adjusted

2021 Record

Previous Week Rank
1 Concordia - St. Paul (20) 1114 4-0 2
2 Angelo State (21) 1086 4-0 1
3 Nebraska-Kearney (2) 979 4-0 4
4 Washburn 911 5-0 8
5 Lewis 895 4-0 6
6 Cal State San Bernardino (1) 860 3-1 3
7 Tampa 718 3-1 5
8 NW Missouri State 698 4-0 16
9 Western Washington 648 3-0 14
10 Central Missouri 619 4-0 17
11 Minnesota Duluth 610 3-1 7
12 Oklahoma Baptist 594 3-1 9
13 St. Cloud State 555 4-0 19
14 Winona State 496 4-0 NR
15 Colorado School of Mines 464 3-1 12
16 Southwest Minnesota State 441 4-0 NR
17 Wayne State (Neb.) 347 3-0 24
18 Hillsdale 324 2-2 13
19 Northern State 287 2-2 15
20 MSU Denver 277 2-2 11
21 West Florida 231 4-0 NR
22 Colorado Mesa 208 2-2 10
23 Texas-Tyler 192 4-0 20
24 Simon Fraser (3) 162 4-0 NR
25 Rockhurst 146 3-1 25


Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Harding 128; Ferris State 107; Texas A&M-Kingsville 98; Regis 97; Alaska-Anchorage 93; Gannon 84; Chaminade 79; Michigan Tech 62; Missouri-St Louis 50; West Texas A&M 49; Cal Poly Pomona 44; Southern Indiana 43; Wheeling 43; Lynn 39; Nova Southeastern 32; Cal State L.A. 31; Wingate 28; Hawai'i-Hilo 27; Palm Beach Atlantic 25; Northern Michigan 20; Barry 17; Grand Valley State 17; Central Oklahoma 7; Colo State-Pueblo 6; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 5.

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