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.
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.
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||
|Previous Week Rank|
|2||Angelo State||925 (2)||7-2||2|
|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|
|8||Southwest Minnesota State||780 (3)||8-0||16|
|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|
|20||Simon Fraser University||244||6-1||24|
|23||St Cloud State||149||5-4||13|
|24||Colorado Mesa University||124||5-2||22|
|T25||Cal Poly Pomona||101||7-0||NR|
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.