STEPHENVILLE– Tarleton Volleyball is ranked No. 23 heading into this week’s matches after the latest poll was released by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
The Texans went 2-1 last week with wins over Texas Woman’s and Dallas Baptist.
The Texans (11-6) are one of three Lone Star Conference teams ranked by the AVCA, joining Angelo State (18) and Texas A&M-Commerce (25). Cal State-San Bernardino, who the Texans played on Sept. 7 when they were ranked No. 2, remains at No. 1 for the fifth straight week. Tarleton has been ranked in 36 straight polls dating back to the 2016 season.
In 17 matches so far this season, Tarleton has faced five ranked teams (2, 12, 14, 15, 19). Last season, the Texans only played three ranked matches in the regular season.
Tarleton will travel to St. Mary’s for a 6 p.m. game on Friday, Oct. 18 and play at St. Edward’s at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. For more information on Tarleton Volleyball, visit TarletonSports.com.
AVCA DIVISION II COACHES TOP 25 WEEK 5 POLL: OCTOBER 7, 2019
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points Adjusted||2019|
|1||Cal State San Bernardino (44)||1148||16-0|
|2||Western Washington (2)||1091||16-0|
|5||Concordia – St. Paul||932||13-3|
|8||St. Cloud State||742||14-2|
|11||Wayne State (Neb.)||630||15-2|
|12||Southwest Minnesota State||581||11-5|
|14||NW Missouri State||539||13-3|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Cal State L. A. 53; Azusa Pacific 50; Chaminade 41; Barry 32; Sioux Falls 30; Central Washington 18; Colorado School of Mines 16; Central Oklahoma 14; Minnesota State 14; Indianapolis 13; Missouri-St Louis 13; MSU Denver 13; Tampa 12; Alaska-Anchorage 7; West Florida 7; South Carolina-Aiken 5;
11 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 70 combined points.
Dropped Out: Barry 24; Sioux Falls 24
Next Poll: October 21