Top 7 teams stay the same in this week’s VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll

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Top seven teams — BYU, San Diego, Cal Poly, Creighton, Western Kentucky, Wichita State and Colorado State — stayed the same in this week’s VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll presented by the NIVC.

Missouri State, which took over sole possession of the lead in the Missouri Valley Conference, moved up a notch to No. 8. Northern Iowa dropped from a tie for seventh to No. 9 and Dayton moved up a spot to No. 10.

New to the poll this week is No. 25 Sacramento State.

The VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll includes all teams not in the “power-five” conferences (ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12).

The National Invitational Volleyball Championship (Nov. 26-Dec. 12, 2017) will be an annual tournament involving 64 of the nation’s top women’s Division I Volleyball teams. All games, including the semifinals and championship, are hosted by participating schools. Every round is single elimination. The event offers 32 automatic berths, one to each established conference, and 32 at-large berths. The NIVC field and bracket is announced late on the evening of the NCAA Tournament selections. The NIVC is committed to offering deserved opportunities to women’s volleyball programs; the event offers teams an opportunity to get more practices in, to experience playoff-atmosphere games, to play in front of passionate fans and to use their NIVC success and experience as a springboard to the next season.
Rank School Points W/L Previous
1 BYU 650 (26) 19-1  1
2 San Diego 616 14-4  2
3 Cal Poly 580 17-2  3
4 Creighton 567 14-5  4
5 Western Kentucky 540 21-2  5
6 Wichita State 528 16-3  6
7 Colorado State 507 18-2  7
8 Missouri State 472 16-5  9
9 Northern Iowa 448 17-5  7
10 Dayton 384 15-6 11
11 Marquette 370 15-6 10
12 Hawai’i 355 13-6 12
13 UC Irvine 326 17-2 13
14 North Dakota 299 21-4 14
T-15 North Texas 263 19-2 17
T-15 VCU 263 21-2 18
17 SMU 246 13-6 16
18 Austin Peay 192 19-4 19
19 Lipscomb 138 11-9 20
20 Denver 130 14-5 22
21 Miami (OH) 120 15-7 21
22 Rice 95 16-5 23
23 Loyola Marymount 83 12-7 24
24 Boise State 59 11-9 15
25 Sacramento State 41 17-7 NR
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Radford 30; High Point 25; Kennesaw State 15; College of Charleston 14; Portland 14; Portland State 13; Central Arkansas 11; South Alabama 8; Florida Gulf Coast 3.
11 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 50 combined points.
Dropped Out: Portland State 25.
Previous polls: August 29September 5,  September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10
The pollsters: Kristin Belzung, Stony Brook; Keylor Chan, Samford; Dietre Collins-Parker, San Diego State; Dan Conners, UC Davis; Steve Florio, Fort Wayne; Matt Ginipro, Appalachian State; Greg Goral, Campbell; Kris Grunwald, Connecticut; Tom Hanna, Akron;  Tommy Harold, Nicholls State; Venessa Hackett Jacobs, Southern; Justin Ingram, UIC; Mike Jordan, New Mexico State; Frank Lavrisha, San Francisco; Steve Loeswick, North Florida; Don Metil, Towson; Kent Miller, Saint Louis; Anna Moreno Allison, Bucknell; Jennifer Petrie, San Diego; Kadie Platt, Houston; Mark Pryor, North Dakota; Dave Rehr, Arkansas State; Kari Thompson, Southern Illinois-Carbondale; Jennifer Weiss, Harvard; Arlisa Williams, Georgetown; Sam Wolinski, Eastern Illinois.

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About Triple Crown Sports: Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Triple Crown Sports has been producing events in youth athletics and the college ranks for more than 30 years. TCS runs both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events and produces the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge tournaments in November, which have been recognized by Sports Illustrated as a top-5 destination tournament for D-I basketball programs. Triple Crown is also rolling out a new “WNIT” concept in D-I volleyball (the NIVC), beginning in 2017, and launched a similar event in D-I softball (the National Invitational Softball Championships) in spring 2017. TCS youth fast-pitch tournaments (including the 900-team Sparkler/Fireworks event) draw the nation’s finest club programs, and hundreds of college coaches attend this TCS event and others for recruiting purposes.
Triple Crown also operates one of the top club volleyball events in the country, the TC Volleyball NIT, which hosts more than 400 of the top teams in the country and is played at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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