Dominican, Benedictine, MSOE Remain in AVCA Men's Volleyball Poll

Dominican, Benedictine and MSOE remain in the latest AVCA Division III Men's Volleyball Coaches Poll released Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Dominican, Benedictine and MSOE remain in the latest AVCA Division III Men's Volleyball Coaches Poll released Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Dominican University, Benedictine University and Milwaukee School of Engineering remain in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Men's Volleyball Coaches Poll released Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Dominican sits at No. 6 in the poll, receiving 240 points. The Stars (2-1) hold on to their position from last week after sweeping Augustana (Ill.) and Mount St. Joseph to crack the win column.

Benedictine moved up one spot to No. 9 after notching a pair of victories, including one over NCAA National Collegiate program Quincy. The Eagles (4-1), who received 144 points, have a tough week ahead of them. They host No. 7 North Central (Ill.) Thursday and No. 12 Cal Lutheran Sunday.

MSOE, which is idle this week, slipped one spot to No. 14 after splitting a triangular with Quincy (L, 3-2) and Culver-Stockton (W, 3-1) last Sunday. The Raiders received 46 points.

The top three spots in the poll remain unchanged from last week with Springfield staying in the top spot followed by Stevens and Carthage.

Rank   School (First Place Votes)   Total Points   Record   Previous
1   Springfield (22)   358   4-1   1
2   Stevens (2)   336   3-0   2
3   Carthage   304   5-0   3
4   SUNY New Paltz   291   5-1   5
5   Stevenson   253   8-1   7
6   Dominican   240   2-1   6
7   North Central (IL)   200   6-4   T-10
8   Southern Virginia    160   3-0   9
9   Benedictine (IL)   144   4-1   T-10
10   Kean   135   5-2   4
11   Endicott   129   3-2   14
12   California Lutheran   119   4-3   8
13   Lancaster Bible   61   4-2   NR
14   MSOE   46   4-2   13
15   Arcadia   29   8-2   12

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: UC Santa Cruz 23; Elms 17; Vassar 15; St. Joseph's College (NY) 13

Two teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of seven combined points.

Dropped Out: Vassar 15

Next Poll: February 5