San Diego holds top spot in VBM Mid-Major Poll, WKU, Creighton, move up

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West Coast Conference leader San Diego (17-2) remained the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll, getting all 10 first-place votes from a diverse panel of coaches from different conferences around the country.

For the second straight week, Western Kentucky of Conference USA (20-2) moved up a spot, moving from third to No. 2.

Creighton of the Big East (14-6) also moved up a spot from 4 to 3.

USD’s WCC rival, BYU (17-3) dropped two spots to fourth after being upset last week at Portland.

There were few major changes and no quantum leaps.

New to the poll this week are No. 23 Boise State and No. 24 Northern Arizona.

Rank School Total Points Adjusted First Place Votes Adjusted Win/Loss Record Previous Rank
1 San Diego 250 10 17-2 1
2 Western Kentucky 234 0 20-2 3
3 Creighton 224 0 14-6 4
4 BYU 213 0 17-3 2
5 Hawai’i 209 0 14-5 5
6 Long Beach State 195 0 13-7 6
7 Dayton 191 0 20-1 6
8 Wichita State 187 0 15-5 8
9 Marquette 168 0 17-4 9
10 Colorado State 152 0 13-5 11
11 Missouri State 146 0 16-7 10
12 Coastal Carolina 119 0 15-4 12
13 Northern Iowa 114 0 15-7 14
14 Loyola Marymount 110 0 14-6 16
15 Arkansas State 107 0 15-7 15
16 Southern Illinois 102 0 16-7 13
17 Cal Poly 97 0 12-6 17
18 UT San Antonio 85 0 14-4 19
19 UNLV 70 0 18-2 20
20 Santa Clara 57 0 12-8 18
21 Miami, Ohio 45 0 15-4 22
22 Lipscomb 41 0 12-7 21
23 Boise State 22 0 15-6 NR
24 Northern Arizona 21 0 17-4 NR
25 South Dakota 17 0 18-4 22

 

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Kennesaw State 14, UCF 13, SMU 11, Cincinnati 5, Florida Gulf Coast 4, UC Santa Barbara 4.

5 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 23 combined points.

Dropped Out: San Diego State 25, UC Santa Barbara 24.

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

The pollsters

— Dan Conners, UC Davis

— Brian Doyon, Montana

— Greg Goral, Campbell University

— Kris Grunwald, UConn

— Justin Ingram, Southern Illinois University

— Steve Loeswick, North Florida

— Kent Miller, Saint Louis University

— Coley Pawlikowski, Stony Brook

— Jennifer Petrie, University of San Diego

— Dave Rehr, Arkansas State University

The conferences from which the teams will come:

— America East

— American Athletic

— Atlantic Sun

— Atlantic 10

— Big East

— Big Sky

— Big South

— Big West

— Colonial

— Conference USA

— Horizon League

— Ivy

— Metro Atlantic

— Mid-American

— Mid-Eastern

— Missouri Valley

— Mountain West

— Northeast

— Ohio Valley

— Patriot

— Southern

— Southland

— Southwestern

— Summit

— Sun Belt

— West Coast

— Western Athletic

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