Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor
It has finally happened – Charleston is the new No. 1 in the Division II coaches poll released on Wednesday morning. The Golden Eagles jumped past Lewis, garnering 11 of the 14 first place votes.
Charleston is off to a perfect 13-0 (2-0 EIVA) record, and has not dropped a set this year. The Golden Eagles hit .409 in a pair of wins this past weekend, and for his effort, Charleston setter Diego Villafane was named Off the Block National Setter of the Week and AVCA Player of the Week.
Lees-McRae enters the poll at No. 10 this week replacing fellow ConfCarolinas member Mount Olive.
Both NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II men’s volleyball programs compete for the same national championship. The AVCA National Coaches Poll ranks the top 15 Division I-II men’s volleyball teams and is released each Monday during the regular season.
A national voting committee comprised of coaches from the more than 25 Division II teams determines the weekly rankings for the Division II National Coaches Poll.
The Division II National Coaches Poll will be released on the Off the Block website every Wednesday during the regular season.
Off the Block Division II Coaches Poll (2023 Week 7)
Also receiving votes: Erskine, Belmont Abbey, Quincy, Mount Olive, Tusculum, Edward Waters, Missouri S&T
Dropping out: Mount Olive