Off the Block releases new Division II coaches poll

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Lewis finished in the final Division II coaches poll of 2022 where they started the season – atop of the poll.

The Flyers finished with five of the seven first place votes, after finishing the season with a MIVA tournament semifinal appearance.

No. 3 Lincoln Memorial finished with one of the other two first-place votes after winning the IVA tournament title.


No. 5 North Greenville moved up two spots and garnered the other first place vote after defeating Princeton in the 2022 NCAA tournament opening round.

No. 10 Belmont Abbey re-entered the poll this week after not receiving any votes in the previous poll, while Charleston dropped out.

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 (2022 Final)

1Lewis 16-1268 5)1
3Lincoln Memorial 20-754 (1)4+1
5North Greenville 21-641 (1)7+2
6Mount Olive 16-7336
8Daemen 16-6219+1
10Belmont Abbey15-166NR+3

Also receiving votes: Charleston 5, King 5, Queens 5, Quincy, 3, Emmanuel 1, Tusculum 1

Dropping out: Charleston