KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the fifth Women’s Volleyball Coaches Top 25 Poll Wednesday. Montana Tech stayed at No. 17 in the national poll.
The Orediggers (24-6, 9-3) won their last five Frontier Conference matches to claim the top seed in the Frontier Conference volleyball tournament. University of Providence remained at No. 19 and both Lewis-Clark State and Rocky Mountain College are receiving votes.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups. The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams in each conference.
Montana Tech earned a bye in the first round of the Frontier Conference Volleyball Tournament at the McLaughlin Center on the campus of the University of Providence in Great Falls, Mont. The Orediggers play a semifinal match on Saturday November 16th against the lowest remaining seed in the tournament at 11 a.m. The championship match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
The Frontier Conference tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2019 NAIA National Tournament at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa Dec. 3-7.
2019 Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Poll
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||2||Missouri Baptist ||29-4||582|
|2||1||Northwestern (Iowa) ||28-1||577|
|3||3||Indiana Wesleyan ||32-1||552|
|10||10||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||26-5||419|
|11||11||Grand View (Iowa)||26-9||403|
|14||15||Central Methodist (Mo.)||28-3||344|
|19||19||Providence (Mont.) (Mont.)||21-6||243|
|20||20||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||29-2||237|
|23||NR||College of Saint Mary (Neb.)||23-13||138|
|24||25||College of Idaho||17-10||120|
Others receiving votes: Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 106, Dordt (Iowa) 80, Westmont (Calif.) 71, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 67, Menlo (Calif.) 61, Dakota State (S.D.) 40, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 27, Saint Francis (Ind.) 19, Thomas More (Ky.) 10, Xavier (La.) 7, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) 4, Vanguard (Calif.) 3, Morningside (Iowa) 3