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Washburn volleyball top-ranked in latest AVCA national rankings

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For the first time in program history, Washburn University volleyball is the No. 1-ranked team in the AVCA national poll.

The Ichabods hold a 10-1 record to start the season and are coming off a four-set victory at previously No. 1-ranked Nebraska-Kearney last Saturday at Kearney. 

Prior to Monday, the highest Washburn had been ranked was No. 2 on four occasions. Washburn held down the No. 2 spot for the first three weeks of the 2008 season and then again in the seventh week during the 2010 season.

The Ichabods received 25 first-place votes and tallied 1,077 total points as they moved up two places from last week's ranking.

ChrisHerronChris Herron's Washburn University volleyball team has climbed to the No. 1 spot in the national rankings for the first time in program history. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

Angelo State remains at No. 2 and Metro State-Denver jumped up three places to No. 3. Nebraska-Kearney fell down to No. 4 and Southwest Minnesota rounded out the top five after previously being ranked eighth.

Joining the Ichabods and Lopers from the MIAA in the top 15 are Central Missouri at No. 7 and Northwest Missouri at No. 13. Central Oklahoma is receiving votes in the poll.

Washburn will host Emporia State on Tuesday at Lee Arena before closing out the month at Central Missouri on Saturday.

AVCA NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS 

RankSchool (First-Place Votes)Total Points Adjusted

2021 Record

Previous Week Rank
1 Washburn (25) 1077 10-1 3
2 Angelo State (5) 1006 9-2 2
3 MSU Denver (7) 989 8-2 6
4 Nebraska-Kearney (1) 982 8-1 1
5 Southwest Minnesota State (9) 955 10-0 8
6 Concordia - St. Paul 927 8-2 4
7 Central Missouri 890 9-1 7
8 Wayne State (Neb.) 828 7-2 5
9 Colorado School of Mines 780 9-1 11
10 Tampa 751 8-1 9
11 Winona State 693 7-1 10
12 Cal State San Bernardino 600 7-4 14
13 NW Missouri State 580 8-2 12
14 Lewis 532 7-3 15
15 Western Washington 417 5-3 17
16 West Florida 382 10-1 19
17 Hillsdale 369 8-2 18
18 Oklahoma Baptist University 342 6-2 13
19 Minnesota Duluth 289 7-3 16
20 St Cloud State 259 7-4 23
21 Rockhurst 204 6-4 22
22 Simon Fraser University 196 6-2 20
23 Texas-Tyler 190 6-0 T25
24 Cal Poly Pomona 181 9-0 T25
25 Chaminade 115 10-3 21

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Nova Southeastern 105; Northern State 99; Gannon 59; Colorado Mesa University 58; Cal State L.A. 40; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 40; Michigan Tech 39; Barry 32; Texas A&M-Kingsville 32; Harding 26; Hawai'i-Hilo 24; Wayne State (Mich.) 24; Grand Valley State 23; Regis 17; West Texas A&M 17; Alaska-Anchorage 12; Central Oklahoma 9; Southern Indiana 9; Augustana (SD) 7; Azusa Pacific 5; Seattle Pacific 5; Missouri S&T 3; Alaska-Fairbanks 2.

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