Dominican Leads Three Receiving Votes in 2019 AVCA Men's Preseason Poll

Dominican (7th), Benedictine (14th) and MSOE (RV) are receiving votes in the AVCA Men's Division III Preseason Poll released Jan. 3.
Dominican (7th), Benedictine (14th) and MSOE (RV) are receiving votes in the AVCA Men's Division III Preseason Poll released Jan. 3.

Three Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference (NACC) institutions are receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Men's Preseason Poll. 

Dominican University ranks seventh with 209 points, while Benedictine University is 14th with 59 points. Milwaukee School of Engineering is also receiving votes with 12.

Dominican gets underway Tuesday, Jan. 15, with a match at Lewis University. MSOE begins the following weekend (Jan. 18-19) at the Jim Coleman Invitational hosted by Wittenberg University. Benedictine opens up the same weekend with home matches against No. 6 NYU on Jan. 19 and No. 11 Stevenson and Augustana (Ill.) on Jan. 20. Conference play begins Wednesday, Feb. 6, when Concordia Wisconsin hosts MSOE, and concludes Saturday, April 6 with a full slate of four matches.  

AVCA DIVISION III MEN'S PRESEASON COACHES POLL: JANUARY 3, 2019

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points
Adjusted
2018
Final Record
2018
Final Rank
1  Springfield (20) 354 31-2 1
2  Stevens (4) 340 27-5 2
3  Carthage 288 26-2 5
4  Kean 253 35-3 6
5  SUNY New Paltz 245 19-8 8
6  NYU 225 16-9 11
7  Dominican 209 26-8 4
8  California Lutheran 160 19-8 12
9  UC Santa Cruz 146 26-10 10
10  Vassar 138 23-9 3
11  Stevenson 121 23-9 13
12  Marymount 109 22-7 7
13  Southern Virginia 95 16-8 14
14  Benedictine (IL) 59 21-6 9
15  Elms 36 20-7 RV

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Lancaster Bible 25; Endicott 19; Rivier 19; MSOE 12; North Central (IL) 9

Four teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 18 combined points.

Next Poll: January 22