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Ichabod volleyball holds No. 1 national ranking for fourth straight week

By RICK PETERSON

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The Washburn University volleyball team holds down the No. 1 spot in the AVCA Top 25 NCAA Division II Poll for the fourth straight week after picking up two victories last week to extend its winning streak to eight in a row and improve its record to 16-1 overall and 8-0 MIAA.

Washburn received 40 first-place votes and 1,163 total points to remain atop the AVCA Top 25 Poll.

 Washburnjube 2Washburn's volleyball team remains No. 1-ranked in NCAA Division II for the fourth straight week. [File photo]

Metro State-Denver and Angelo State remained No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while MIAA member Central Missouri moved up one place to fourth Wayne State also moved up one spot to round out the top five.

In addition to the Ichabods and Jennies, the MIAA continues to be well-represented in the national rankings as Northwest Missouri moved up to No. 9 and Nebraska-Kearney dropped one place to check in at No. 15. Central Oklahoma continues to receive votes and is just outside the Top 25.

The Ichabods face another week of tough competition as they host Nebraska-Kearney Tuesday in Lee Arena before traveling to Northwest Missouri and Missouri Western this weekend.

Washburn is 4-1 this season against teams ranked in the Top 20, including two victories against teams ranked in the Top 10.

AVCA NCAA DIVISION II TOP 25 VOLLEYBALL RANKINGS

RankSchool (First-Place Votes)    Total Points         

2021 Record        

Previous Week Rank
1 Washburn (40) 1163 16-1 1
2 MSU Denver (4) 1091 14-2 2
3 Angelo State (1) 1021 14-2 3
4 Central Missouri 971 14-2 5
5 Wayne State (Neb.) 924 14-2 6
6 Colorado School of Mines (1) 906 15-1 6
7 Concordia - St. Paul 873 15-3 4
8 Winona State 822 16-2 9
9 NW Missouri State 775 13-2 10
10 Southwest Minnesota State 728 15-2 11
11 Cal State San Bernardino 680 13-3 12
12 Tampa 650 13-2 8
13 West Florida 555 19-1 15
14 St Cloud State 539 13-4 16
15 Nebraska-Kearney 521 13-4 14
16 Lewis 419 14-4 13
17 Hillsdale 413 16-2 17
18 Texas-Tyler (1) 395 12-0 18
19 Nova Southeastern 359 13-1 20
20 Western Washington 279 9-4 21
21 Cal Poly Pomona 244 14-1 22
22 Oklahoma Baptist University 190 12-3 19
23 Alaska-Anchorage 88 14-5 NR
24 Chaminade 79 16-4 24
25 Michigan Tech 68 12-4 NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Minnesota Duluth 62; West Texas A&M 49; Arkansas Tech University 48; Colorado Mesa University 36; Regis 36; Northern State 30; Cal State L.A. 29; Simon Fraser University 28; Central Oklahoma 27; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (FL) 25; Central Washington 23; Azusa Pacific 22; Ferris State 10; Harding 10; Missouri-St Louis 9; Biola University 8; Gannon 8; Augustana (SD) 7.