Off the Block releases new Division II coaches poll

Photo courtesy of Concordia athletics

Jonathan Bates | Associate Editor

Charleston’s lead in the Division II coaches poll has shrunk to two points in the latest poll released Wednesday.

Charleston edged Concordia by two points, 103-101, while also taking six of the 11 first place votes.

Concordia now boasts victories over Loyola, Grand Canyon, Pepperdine and Daemen.


Charleston lost both of their matches last weekend to Princeton, and face first place Penn State this weekend on the road.

North Greenville is all alone at No. 6 after sharing the spot with McKendree last week. The other change in the poll is Erskine and Limestone switching places at No. 8 and No. 9.

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 13)

RankTeamRecordPointsLast WeekTrend
1Charleston 22-4 103 (6) 1
2Concordia8-16101 (5)2
4Lincoln Memorial20-4774
6North Greenville17-753 T-6
9Limestone 14-11258-1

Also receiving votes: Quincy, Belmont Abbey, Edward Waters, Central State, Lees-McRae

Dropping out: N/A