Peter Yazvac, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
KEARNEY – The Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team moved up three spots to third in the latest regular season edition of the 2019 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division II Top 25 poll.
UNK (11-0) went 2-0 last weekend, sweeping Emporia State and then-No. 3 Washburn.
The Lopers, one of 12 Central Region teams in the poll, tallied 1,010 points this time around. West Region members Cal State San Bernardino (1,143 points; 40 first place) and Western Washington (1,102; five first place) remain first and second, respectively.
Besides UNK, the other ranked Central teams are Minnesota-Duluth (No. 4), Washburn (No. 5), Concordia-St. Paul (No. 7), Northern State (No. 8), Southwest Minnesota State (No. 9), Northwest Missouri State (No. 11), Central Missouri (No. 14), St. Cloud State (No. 15), Wayne State (No. 17), Sioux Falls (No. 19) and Upper Iowa (No. 23). Four other Central squads are among those in “others receiving votes” including Central Oklahoma.