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Mounties Volleyball Named Nation’s Top Team In Third-Straight Poll

La Grande, Ore – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) In the NAIA’s latest Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Eastern Oregon University has held on to its No. 1 spot for the third-straight poll. The Mounties currently sit at 24-2 on the year and have won their last five matches. EOU will take on Oregon Tech on the road Friday, Oct. 28 in one of the team’s last four matches prior to postseason play. 

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Unaffiliated Groups.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
  • Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
RANKLAST TIMESCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]RECORDPOINTS
11Eastern Oregon [16]24-2587
22Jamestown (N.D.) [5]25-2576
33Corban (Ore.)24-2548
45Midland (Neb.)21-3539
56Concordia (Neb.)19-3515
67Northwestern (Iowa)18-6494
78Viterbo (Wis.)23-6469
89SAGU (Texas)24-0452
910Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)20-4444
1011MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)23-0424
1112Taylor (Ind.)24-5382
1213College of Saint Mary (Neb.)17-6355
1314Park (Mo.)21-4333
1423Columbia (Mo.)19-9330
1518Montana Tech21-6327
1615Bellevue (Neb.)21-6312
174Missouri Baptist22-3309
1815Marian (Ind.)20-3300
1917Indiana Wesleyan20-6254
2020Central Methodist (Mo.)18-7234
2122Cornerstone (Mich.)25-3213
2219Dordt (Iowa)13-8185
2324Texas Wesleyan19-3164
2425CIU (S.C.)27-7142
25NROttawa (Kan.)20-9135

Dropped from the Poll: Vanguard (Calif.) 

Receiving Votes: Westmont (Calif.) 120, Hastings (Calif.) 70, Bethel (Ind.) 53, Vanguard (Calif.) 50, IU Kokomo (Ind.) 45, Oklahoma Wesleyan 27, John Brown (Ark.) 15, Southern Oregon 14, St. Thomas (Fla.) 8, Blue Bountain (Miss.) 7, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 5, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 4, Westcliff (Calif.) 3, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 3 

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