BYU stayed No. 1 for the second straight week in the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll presented by the NIVC.
For that matter, Nos. 1 through 6 stayed the same. The first change is at No. 7, where Colorado State moved up one notch. Northern Iowa went from seventh to No. 8.
The biggest move was three spots as SMU moved up to No. 19.
New this week is VCU, in at No. 25 after improving to 15-3 by winning two matches and extending its winning streak to 12.
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.
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Illinois State 33; Rice 21; Butler 13; Portland State 10; James Madison 8; Southern Miss 7; Temple 7; Central Arkansas 6; Portland 6; Princeton 5; Stephen F Austin 4.
14 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 73 combined points.
Dropped Out: Rice 24.
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.