When it was all said and done, the top teams in the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll simply didn’t lose as the regular season wound down.
For that matter, the top 12 teams in the poll will all be playing in this week’s NCAA Tournament, including No. 6 Creighton, No. 7 Western Kentucky, No. 8 Colorado State, No. 9 Hawai’i, No. 10 VCU, No. 11 Northern Iowa and No. 12 Marquette.
Also in the NCAA Tournament are No. 15 Denver, No. 17 Kennesaw State, No. 18 North Dakota, No. 19 Austin Peay, No. 20 Miami (OH), No. 21 College of Charleston and High Point, which got back in this week at No. 25.
A big thanks from VolleyballMag.com to this year’s poll voters, who got the information late on Sunday night all season long and turned their votes around for Monday.
The National Invitational Volleyball Championship (Nov. 26-Dec. 12, 2017) will be an annual tournament involving 32 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 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 allows teams 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||Total Points Adjusted||First Place Votes Adjusted||Win/Loss Record||Previous Rank|
|21||College of Charleston||121||0||27-5||22|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Butler 30; Coastal Carolina 22; Radford 16; James Madison 15; Loyola Marymount 14; Texas State 11; Central Arkansas 7. There were four teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 16 combined points.
Dropped Out: Butler 25
Previous polls: August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21
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.