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Women's Volleyball - Wed, Dec. 7, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Following its appearance in the 2016 NAIA National Tournament, Grand View (31-8) claimed the No. 10 ranking in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Wednesday. The Vikings went 2-1 in pool play, defeating #25 Madonna (Mich.) and St. Francis (Ill). 3-0 to advance into the opening round of bracket play. No. 2 Dordt College defeated the Vikings in pool play, advancing to the Championship round. The Vikings fell to #4 Park University (MO.) in the opening round 3-2. 

Poll Methodology

  • 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. 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 ratings) 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 appears on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered "receiving votes"
  • Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
  • For the complete ratings calendar, click here.
W - Volleyball
Overall HAAC Streak
24-7 (.774) 15-0 (1.000) Won 4