Off the Block releases new Division II coaches poll

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

While there has been lots of movement in the AVCA coaches poll this year, the opposite was true the latest Division II coaches poll released on Wednesday morning.

The top ten remained the same, and in fact, the order remained the same from last week.

The biggest change in this week’s poll was that No. 2 Concordia-Irvine strengthened their hold on that spot in the poll, gaining 11 points in this week’s poll. The Eagles are one of two remaining undefeated teams in the nation; No. 3 Lincoln Memorial is the other undefeated.


Lewis retained it’s tight grip on the top spot, garnering all 15 first place votes.

The match of the week in the Division II ranks is a ConfCarolinas Tournament finals rematch from last year, when defending tournament champion No. 6 Belmont Abbey hosts regular-season champion No. 5 Mount Olive on Saturday night.

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

1Lewis6-2150 (15)1
3Lincoln Memorial 6-01193
4McKendree 3-31054
5Mount Olive2-2945
6Belmont Abbey 7-2666
7Daemen 5-2487

Also receiving votes: Limestone 15, Barton 2, North Greenville 2, Tusculum 1,

Dropping out: None