Off the Block releases new Division II coaches poll

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Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Lewis starts in the first Division II coaches poll of 2023 where they finished the 2022 season – atop of the poll.

The Flyers finished with all twelve first places votes, after going 3-0 last week. Lewis heads to Austin, Texas this weekend to take part in the First Point Collegiate Challenge.

Central State just missed out being ranked in the poll, as they received nine points from four voters.


ConfCarolinas led all conferences with three teams ranked in the first poll of 2023, while the IVA and MIVA both placed two each in the top ten.

17 teams received votes in this week’s poll.

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 2)

RankTeamRecordPointsFinal 2022 RankingTrend
1Lewis 3-2120 (12)1
2Lincoln Memorial3-3913
3McKendree 1-2894
4Concordia-Irvine 1-0782
5Daemen 1-1758
6Charleston 2-058RV
7North Greenville1-0465
9Mount Olive1-1156

Also receiving votes: Central State 9, Quincy 7, Barton 5, Belmont Abbey 4, D’Youville 4, Tusculum 3, Erskine 2

Dropping out: N/A