Off the Block releases new Division II coaches poll

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

We have a consensus No. 1 team in the Division II coaches poll as Lewis received eight of the nine first place votes in the poll released on Wednesday morning.

No. 2 Concordia-Irvine received the other first place vote, receiving ten less points than the Flyers.

Lewis split their matches this weekend, defeating Ohio State in four games in Columbus but then losing in three games to Ball State in Muncie.


The Flyers will be playing for MIVA tournament seeding as hosting a first-round match is still very much in play. Lewis’s final regular season match against No. 5 Lindenwood is Off the Block’s Division II National Match of the Week.

The other change in the poll is Limestone and Daemen swapping spots as the Saints are the new No. 7 team by a single point.

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

1Lewis 13-1189 (8)1
2Concordia-Irvine10-1279 (1)1-1
4Lincoln Memorial16-7634
6Mount Olive 13-5416
8Daemen 13-5307-1
9North Greenville 17-5209

Also receiving votes: King 2, Belmont Abbey 1, Queens 1

Dropping out: None