Wildcats up to No. 3 in AVCA poll

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After beating then-No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul on Friday, the undefeated Wayne State volleyball team moved up from No. 5 to No. 3 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Div. II coaches poll.

Wayne State moved to 11-0 on the season with wins over CSP and Minnesota State over the weekend and trail only top-ranked Tampa and No. 2 Washburn in this week’s poll. The Wildcats received seven of 47 first-place votes in this week’s ranking.

Concordia-St. Paul switched places with Wayne State and are at No. 5, with St. Cloud State and Southwest Minnesota right behind at No. 6 and. No. 7, respectively. Minnesota Duluth is at No. 10 this week as the Northern Sun Conference boasts half of the top 10 teams this week, with Augustana moving up one spot to No. 24.

Other Central Region teams include No. 2 Washburn, No. 8 Nebraska-Kearney, No. 13 Northwest Missouri State and No. 16 Central Missouri.

This week’s top 25 is as follows (last week’s ranking in parenthesis):

1. Tampa (1)
2. Washburn (2)
3. Wayne State (5)
4. MSU Denver (4)
5. Concordia-St. Paul (3)
6. St. Cloud State (6)
7. Southwest Minnesota State (9)
8. Nebraska-Kearney (7)
9. Western Washington (11)
10. Minnesota Duluth (14)
11. West Florida (8)
12. Cal State San Bernardino (10)
13. Northwest Missouri State (12)
14. Alaska-Anchorage (16)
15. Lewis (17)
16. Central Missouri (18)
17. West Texas A&M (13)
18. Barry (22)
19. Colorado School of Mines (15)
20. Regis (23)
21. Colorado Mesa (21)
22. Hillsdale (20)
23. Augustana (24)
24. Wingate (NR)
25. Cal Poly Pomona (NR)

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