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Ichabod volleyball moves up to No. 3 in AVCA national rankings

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Washburn University's volleyball team moved up one place in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association rankings to become the No. 3 team in the nation.

The Ichabods begin MIAA play this week on the road at Fort Hays State Friday and at No. 1-ranked Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday.

Washburn went 3-1 last weekend at the Mountain Lion Invitational to improve to 8-1 on the young season. The Ichabods' only loss came on Saturday to then-ranked No. 15 Colorado School of Mines.

dsc 0755 9315 1200 1200 100Freshman outside hitter Jalyn Stevenson celebrates a kill in a recent Washburn University volleyball match. The Ichabods moved up to No. 3 in the latest AVCA national rankings. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Nebraska-Kearney moved up two places to take over the No. 1 spot in the national rankings with a perfect 7-0 record.

Angelo State remains at No. 2 with Washburn No. 3. Concordia St. Paul and Wayne State round out the top five.



Joining the Lopers and Ichabods in the top 15 from the MIAA are Central Missouri at No. 7 and Northwest Missouri at No. 12. 

RankSchool (First-Place Votes)Total Points Adjusted

2021 Record

Previous Week Rank
1 Nebraska-Kearney 1082 (30) 7-0 3
2 Angelo State 925 (2) 7-2 2
3 Washburn 907 8-1 4
4 Concordia - St. Paul 888 (3) 6-2 1
5 Wayne State (Neb.) 868 (2) 6-1 17
6 MSU Denver 824 (6) 6-2 20
7 Central Missouri 815 7-1 10
8 Southwest Minnesota State 780 (3) 8-0 16
9 Tampa 768 6-1 7
10 Winona State 751 (1) 6-0 14
11 Colorado School of Mines 703 7-1 15
12 NW Missouri State 646 7-1 8
13 Oklahoma Baptist University 634 6-1 12
14 Cal State San Bernardino 621 5-3 6
15 Lewis 609 5-2 5
16 Minnesota Duluth 571 7-1 11
17 Western Washington 350 4-3 9
18 Hillsdale 308 6-2 18
19 West Florida 274 6-1 21
20 Simon Fraser University 244 6-1 24
21 Chaminade 200 7-2 NR
22 Rockhurst 187 4-3 25
23 St Cloud State 149 5-4 13
24 Colorado Mesa University 124 5-2 22
T25 Cal Poly Pomona 101 7-0 NR
T25 Texas-Tyler 101 4-0 23


Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Michigan Tech 81; Gannon 78; Northern State 64; West Texas A&M 61; Nova Southeastern 60; Ferris State 48; Regis 46; Texas A&M-Kingsville 44; Harding 40; Barry 36; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 35; Cal State L. A. 33; Southern Indiana 33; Central Oklahoma 29; Wayne State (Mich.) 24; Alaska-Anchorage 20; Hawai'i-Hilo 20; Central Washington 14; Saginaw Valley State 10; Wingate 5; Eckerd 4; Azusa Pacific 3; Palm Beach Atlantic 3.

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