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Ricky Nelson’s 2015 Week 3 top 25

The AVCA poll comes out on Tuesday.

My rank, (my Wk 2 rank, AVCA Wk 2 rank), record, key results last week
1 (3,6). Washington-St. Louis 13-1 W: Calvin; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. L: Cal Lutheran. 
2 (4,4). Juniata 11-0 W: Christopher Newport. 
3 (6,8). Carthage 11-1 W: UW-Stevens Point; Dominican; Bethel.
4 (NR,10). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 11-2 W: Emory. L: Washington-St. Louis.
5 (1,1). Emory 12-2 W: Cal Lutheran; Berry. L: Calvin; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 
6 (10,9). Cal Lutheran 11-2 W: Calvin; Washington-St. Louis; La Verne. L: Emory. 
7 (2,2). Calvin 9-3 W: Emory. L: Washington-St. Louis; Cal Lutheran.
8 (NR,13). Chicago 11-1 W: UW-Stevens Point; Bethel. L: Illinois Wesleyan. 
9 (5,3). Christopher Newport 12-1 L: Juniata.
10 (9,7). Wittenberg 10-1 W: Hope; Ohio Northern.
Dropped out: No. 7 UW-Stevens Point (12-2); No. 8 Colorado College (12-1).

My top 5 matches of the week:
9/23 Chicago vs. Elmhurst
9/23 Elmhurst vs. Dominican
9/23 UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Oshkosh
9/26 UW-Stevens Point vs. Elmhurst
9/26 Carthage vs. UW-Whitewater

We began the week with 20 unbeaten teams. We’re down to six. See which teams are still contending for 2015’s Last Team Standing.

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

September 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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  1. Curious as to your reasoning for putting WUSTL ahead of Juniata.

    StatsGuy

    September 21, 2015 at 9:01 am

  2. Schedule difficulty. Same reason why a three-loss team is still ranked highly.

    JC’s schedule has been good, but WUSTL’s wins overcome the loss for me. Not by a lot, and I realize I’ll be in the minority.

    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    September 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm

  3. […] was one of the people who would have voted Washington-St. Louis first. I knew I would be in the minority, but I didn’t think Calvin, Emory and CNU were in the […]


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