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9/20/17:

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Probably a late update tonight.

WIAC
#11 UW-Whitewater, #17 UW-Stevens Point
UW-Oshkosh, UW-La Crosse
UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls
UW-Stout, UW-Platteville

MIAC
#10 Gustavus Adolphus, Carleton
#21 St. Thomas, Saint Benedict
Augsburg, Saint Mary’s
Bethel, St. Catherine
St. Olaf, Hamline
Concordia, Macalester

CCIW
#8 Millikin, North Park
#19 Illinois Wesleyan, North Central

IIAC
Wartburg, Coe
Dubuque, Loras

NACC
Concordia Wisconsin, Marian
Aurora, Concordia Chicago
Dominican, Benedictine
Edgewood, Alverno
Lakeland, MSOE
Wisconsin Lutheran, Rockford

SLIAC
Fontbonne, Blackburn

Top 25 upset watch
#22 Ohio Northern, Kenyon
#24 Christopher Newport, Bridgewater

-Ricky Nelson

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September 20, 2017 at 12:05 am

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9/19/17: Carthage, Elmhurst begin CCIW play with 5-set wins

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CCIW
Carthage 3, Augustana 2 CC’s Kebisek had 17 kills, 18 digs.
Elmhurst 3, Carroll 2 EC’s Davis had 25 kills, 10 digs.

IIAC
Simpson 3, Buena Vista 2 SC’s Taylor had 18 kills, 12 digs.
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Central 1 NWU’s Mell had 16 kills, 10 digs.

UMAC
#12 Northwestern 3, Crown 0 UNW outhit CC, .366 to -.068.
#12 Northwestern 3, North Central 0 UNW outhit NCU, .560 to .069.
Minnesota Morris 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 UMM’s Ekness had 13 kills, 13 digs.
Minnesota Morris 3, Martin Luther 0 UMM’s Ekness hit 13-1-19.
Martin Luther 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 MLC’s St. Germain had 13 kills, 5 blocks.
St. Scholastica 3, Northland 0
UW-Superior 3, St. Scholastica 1 UWS’s Colligan had 14 kills, 19 digs.
UW-Superior 3, Northland 0 UWS’s Runck hit 9-1-13.
Crown 3, North Central 0 CC’s Roschen hit 6-0-11 with 21 assists, 9 digs.

SLIAC
Principia 3, Westminster 2 PC’s Hathaway had 16 kills, 19 digs.
Eureka 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 EC outhit IWU, .349 to .072.

Nonconference
Rose-Hulman 3, Greenville 0 RHIT’s MacInnis had 15 kills.
Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Lake Forest 0 WC’s Moore had 11 kills, 10 digs.
Webster 3, Illinois College 1 WU’s Soffner had 37 digs.
Knox 3, Rockford 0 KC’s Griffin hit 12-1-22.
Oakland City 3, Spalding 0 OCU is NCCAA.
Maranatha Baptist 3, Silver Lake 0 MBU outhit SLC, .433 to -.043.

Top 25 upset watch
#6 Calvin 3, Kalamazoo 0
#13 Carnegie Mellon 3, Franciscan 0
#15 MIT 3, Colby-Sawyer 0
#20 Hope 3, Alma 0
Pomona-Pitzer 3, #23 Cal Lutheran 2

-Ricky Nelson

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September 19, 2017 at 1:01 am

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2017 AVCA Week 3 poll: Wittenberg ascends to No. 1

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Wittenberg is the new No. 1 team in all the land, according to the AVCA’s Week 3 poll. Wittenberg claimed 28 first-place votes and 1,615 poll points to narrowly edge out No. 2 Southwestern’s 30 first-place votes and 1,590 poll points.

Following the top-ranked Tigers and No. 2 Pirates in the Week 3 poll are third-ranked Colorado College, fourth-ranked Emory and fifth-ranked Trinity (Texas).

Central and Midwest region teams in the Week 3 top 25: No. 8 Millikin; No. 10 Gustavus Adolphus; No. 11 Wisconsin-Whitewater; No. 12 Northwestern; No. 17 Wisconsin-Stevens Point; No. 18 Washington-St. Louis; No. 19 Illinois Wesleyan; No. 21 St. Thomas; No. 25 Cornell.

Gustavus is in the top 10 for the first time in program history.

Central and Midwest region teams receiving votes this week: Wisconsin-La Crosse; Dubuque; Aurora; Chicago; Bethel; Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Elmhurst; Luther; Wartburg.

My Week 3 top 10 had Northwestern instead of Juniata.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 19, 2017 at 12:33 am

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Illinois Wesleyan’s Brown tabbed AVCA Player of the Week

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Illinois Wesleyan junior outside Tyler Brown was selected as the AVCA Player of the Week for matches played Sept. 11-17.

Brown averaged 5.0 kills and 4.4 digs per set while hitting .360 during the Titans’ 3-0 week, which included wins over Calvin and Hope.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 19, 2017 at 12:10 am

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9/17/17: Idle Sunday, Monday

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Another two days off. No matches in the Central and Midwest regions or the top 25 today or tomorrow.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 17, 2017 at 12:05 am

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Ricky Nelson’s 2017 Week 3 top 10

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The AVCA poll comes out Tuesday.

My rank, (My Week 2 rank, AVCA Week 2 rank), record, key results last week
1 (2,3). Wittenberg 9-0 W: Washington-St. Louis; Ohio Northern.
2 (10,5). Colorado College 11-0 W: Calvin; Hope; Elmhurst.
3 (6,2). Southwestern 12-0 W: Wisconsin-Whitewater. 
4 (3,4). Emory 8-1 W: Juniata; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
5 (5,9). Millikin 8-1 [None].
6 (7,14). Gustavus Adolphus 12-1 W: Chicago.
7 (1,1). Calvin 8-3 L: Colorado College; Illinois Wesleyan; Aurora.
8 (8,7). Trinity (Texas) 10-2 W: Wisconsin-Whitewater.
9 (9,8). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8-4 W: Juniata. L: Emory; Lee.
10 (NR,10). Northwestern 9-3 W: Wartburg.
Dropped Out: No. 4 St. Thomas (11-2).

The Standout Stats page is updated as much as possible through the weekend.
The Last Team Standing page makes its season debut with a baker’s dozen on the initial list of contenders.

-Ricky Nelson

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September 17, 2017 at 12:01 am

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9/16/17: Cornell beats Wartburg in Iowa battle

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Elmhurst Invite
#1 Calvin, #5 Colorado College, #18 Hope, Elmhurst, Aurora
#5 Colorado College 3, #1 Calvin 0; #18 Hope 3, Aurora 0; #18 Hope 3, Elmhurst 0; #5 Colorado College 3, Aurora 1.

Trinity (Texas) Classic
#2 Southwestern, #7 Trinity (Texas), #11 UW-Whitewater, Pomona-Pitzer, Hardin-Simmons, East Texas Baptist
#11 UW-Whitewater 3, Pomona-Pitzer 0; #2 Southwestern 3, Hardin-Simmons 0; #2 Southwestern 3, #11 UW-Whitewater 1; #7 Trinity (Texas) 3, Pomona-Pitzer 0; #7 Trinity (Texas) 3, East Texas Baptist 1.

Wittenberg Classic
#3 Wittenberg, #9 Millikin, #12 Washington-St. Louis, Ohio Northern, Clarkson, Heidelberg
#3 Wittenberg 3, #12 Washington-St. Louis 1; #9 Millikin 3, Clarkson 2; #9 Millikin 3, Heidelberg 0; #2 Wittenberg 3, Ohio Northern 1.

UW-Eau Claire Classic
#14 Gustavus Adolphus, UW-Eau Claire, Chicago, Concordia (Minn.), Lakeland
UW-Eau Claire 3, Concordia (Minn.) 0; #14 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Chicago 0; Concordia (Minn.) 3, Lakeland 2; Chicago 3, UW-Eau Claire 0; #14 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Lakeland 1.

UW-River Falls Invite
#23 St. Thomas, #25 UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, Saint Benedict, St. Olaf, Finlandia
#25 UW-Stevens Point 3, St. Olaf 0; Saint Benedict 3, UW-Stout 0; #23 St. Thomas 3, UW-River Falls 0; St. Olaf 3, Finlandia 0; #25 UW-Stevens Point 3, Finlandia 0; #23 St. Thomas 3, UW-Stout 2; Saint Benedict 3, UW-River Falls 0.

Wartburg Classic
Cornell, Wartburg, Augsburg, Buena Vista, Waldorf
Augsburg 3, Waldorf 1; Cornell 3, Wartburg 1; Wartburg 3, Waldorf 1; Cornell 3, Buena Vista 1; Augsburg 3, Buena Vista 1.

Carthage Tourney
Carthage, Concordia Wisconsin, St. Norbert, Alma
Alma 3, St. Norbert 1; Concordia Wisconsin 3, St. Norbert 0; Carthage 3, Alma 1; Concordia Wisconsin 3, Carthage 0.

UW-Platteville Tourney
UW-Platteville, Augustana, Hamline, Cardinal Stritch
UW-Platteville 3, Cardinal Stritch 2; Augustana 3, UW-Platteville 0; Augustana 3, Hamline 2; Cardinal Stritch 3, Hamline 1.

Ripon Invite
Saint Mary’s (Minn.), Lawrence, MSOE, Carroll, Marian, Ripon
MSOE 3, Ripon 1; Lawrence 3, Marian 1; Lawrence 3, Saint Mary’s (Minn.) 2; Saint Mary’s (Minn.) 3, Ripon 0; Carroll 3, Marian 1; Carroll 3, MSOE 1.

Knox Tourney
Dubuque, Macalester, Monmouth, Alverno, Knox, MacMurray, Rockford
Knox 3, Rockford 0; Dubuque 3, Rockford 0; MacMurray 3, Alverno 1; Knox 3, MacMurray 1; Dubuque 3, Macalester 0; Alverno 3, Monmouth 2; Macalester 3, Monmouth 1.

DePauw Invite
Wheaton (Ill.), DePauw, Rose-Hulman, Hanover, Mount Union, Muskingum
Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Mount Union 2; Hanover 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 0.

Illinois College Tourney
Concordia Chicago, Principia, Grinnell, Illinois College, Olivet, Saint Mary’s (Ind.), Franklin, Robert Morris-Springfield, Lincoln Christian
Franklin 3, Illinois College 0; Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 3, Concordia Chicago 1; Principia 3, Olivet 2; Concordia Chicago 3, Robert Morris-Springfield 0; Grinnell 3, Olivet 1; Principia 3, Lincoln Christian 0; Illinois College 3, Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 2; Grinnell 3, Lincoln Christian 0.

Kalamazoo Tourney
Beloit, Hiram, Kalamazoo, Albion, Anderson
Albion 3, Beloit 2; Hiram 3, Beloit 0; Kalamazoo 3, Beloit 1.

St. Mary of the Woods Classic
Illinois Tech, St. Mary of the Woods, Florida College, West Virginia Tech, Florida National, UC Clermont
St. Mary of the Woods 3, Illinois Tech 1; Florida College 3, Illinois Tech 0.

Coe Tri
Coe, St. Catherine, Occidental
St. Catherine 3, Occidental 2; Coe 3, St. Catherine 1; Coe 3, Occidental 0.

UMAC
#10 Northwestern 3, Minnesota Morris 1 UNW’s Peterson had 21 kills, 17 digs.
#10 Northwestern 3, Northland 0 UNW outhit NC, .515 to .030.
Minnesota Morris 3, Northland 0 UMM’s Mathias hit 10-0-13.
Bethany Lutheran 3, North Central 1 BLC’s Rutt had 17 kills.
Martin Luther 3, St. Scholastica 1 MLC’s Grev had 12 kills, 20 digs.
St. Scholastica 3, Crown 0 CSS’s Houser hit 13-2-22 with 5 blocks.
UW-Superior 3, North Central 0 UWS’s Runck hit 10-0-15.
UW-Superior 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 UWS outhit BLC .259 to .000.
Martin Luther 3, Crown 0 MLC’s Grev had 12 kills, 11 digs.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Blackburn 0 GC’s Mitchell had 16 kills, 10 digs.
Webster 3, Greenville 0 WU’s Farrah had 11 kills.
Westminster 3, Spalding 0 WC’s Becker had 26 assists, 10 digs.
Westminster 3, Fontbonne 0 WC’s Kistaitis had 12 kills.
Webster 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 WU outhit IWU, .208 to -.041.
Eureka 3, Spalding 2 EC’s Robinson had 13 kills, 15 assists, 7 digs.
Fontbonne 3, Eureka 1 FU’s Eason has 12 kills, 17 digs.
Blackburn 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 BC’s Knop had 12 kills, 13 digs.

Nonconference
Lake Forest 3, Dominican 2 LFC’s Larson had 20 kills.
Maranatha Baptist 3, Wisconsin Lutheran 0 MBU outhit WLC, .316 to .071.
Faith Baptist Bible 3, Mount Mary 1 Teams combined to hit -.022.

Top 25 upset watch
#4 Emory 3, #6 Juniata 0
Lee 3, #6 Juniata 1 LU is D II.
Lee 3, #8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0 LU is D II. [@ Atlanta]
#8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Caltech 0 [frosh @ Pasadena]
#13 Texas Dallas 3, Louisiana College 0
#15 La Verne 3, Redlands 1
#16 Carnegie Mellon 3, Susquehanna 0
#16 Carnegie Mellon 3, Stevenson 0
Chapman 3, #17 Cal Lutheran 2
#19 Eastern 3, New York University 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, #19 Eastern 2
#20 MIT 3, Smith 0
#20 MIT 3, Simmons 0
#22 Mary Washington 3, New Paltz 0
#22 Mary Washington 3, Franklin & Marshall 1
Stevens 3, #24 Christopher Newport 2

-Ricky Nelson

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September 16, 2017 at 12:12 am

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