Four Teams Ranked in First AVCA Coaches Top 15 Poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association has four teams ranked in the first American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II Men's Coaches Top 15 Poll. Defending MIVA champion Ohio State is ranked seventh with Loyola-Chicago 13th, Lewis 14 and Ball State 15th.

Conference teams open play this Friday with Grand Canyon hosting UC Santa Cruz, Ball State hosting Lindenwood and IFPW playing at NJIT.

2011 AVCA Division I-II Men's Coaches Top 15 Poll
Preseason Poll: Jan. 5, 2011

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2010 Record

2010 Final Rank

1

Southern California (10)

232

16-11

7

2

UC Irvine (5)

225

15-15

8

3

Pepperdine (1)

200

16-10

T-5

4

Stanford

194

24-6

1

5

Brigham Young

177

22-9

2

6

Hawaii

162

19-10

4

7

Ohio State

136

22-8

10

8

Penn State

128

24-8

T-5

9

UCLA

118

16-13

9

10

UC Santa Barbara

102

13-16

11

11

Long Beach State

78

12-17

12

12

Cal State Northridge

62

23-10

3

13

Loyola-Chicago

45

20-6

13

14

Lewis

30

19-10

NR

15

Ball State

23

19-11

14

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots: UC San Diego 5.
Two teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of three combined points.

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