KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCAC) — Two KCAC teams were recognized in the preseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. Ottawa, last season’s KCAC regular-season and conference tournament champions, came in at No. 25. McPherson, who finished second to the Braves in both the regular season and the conference tournament, was in the “Receiving Votes” category of the poll.
The next edition of the NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Poll will be released Wednesday, August 24.
- The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Unaffiliated Groups.
- The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second place and so on through the list.
- The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
- Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
|RANK||WEEK||SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||1||Missouri Baptist ||33-2||529|
|2||3||Jamestown (N.D.) ||35-1||506|
|14||19||Central Methodist (Mo.)||29-9||305|
|15||14||Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)||25-10||294|
|18||10||College of Saint Mary (Neb.)||27-6||227|
|21||22||Grand View (Iowa)||25-15||151|
Receiving Votes: Bushnell (Ore.) 76, Texas Wesleyan 68, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 57, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 51, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 42, Loyola (La.) 39, Bethel (Ind.) 38, Cornerstone (Mich.) 27, Westmont (Calif.) 26, Life (Ga.) 24, CIU (S.C.) 17, Dakota State (S.D.) 16, McPherson (Kan.) 5, Evangel (Mo.) 3, Vanguard (Calif.) 3, Doane (Neb.) 3.