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2017 AVCA Week 9 poll: Colorado College new No. 1

Colorado College is the new No. 1 team in AVCA Week 9 poll. The Tigers received 59 of 65 first-place votes to supplant previously top-ranked Wittenberg, which lost its first two matches of the season last week.

Colorado College becomes the first SCAC member to be ranked No. 1 and just the 16th program to be ranked atop the AVCA poll since it debuted in 1992.

Rounding out this week’s top five teams are No. 2 Southwestern, No. 3 Calvin, No. 4 Wittenberg and No. 5 Trinity (Texas). Calvin picked up three first-place votes while Southwestern and No. 10 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) received two apiece, and Wittenberg maintained one top vote.

Central and Midwest region teams in the Week 9 top 25: No. 8 Millikin; No. 11 Illinois Wesleyan; No. 12 Northwestern; No. 13 Gustavus Adolphus; No. 16 Wisconsin-Whitewater; No. 17 St. Thomas; No. 19 Washington-St. Louis; No. 20 Chicago; No. 24 Carthage; No. 25 Aurora.

Central and Midwest region teams receiving votes this week: Concordia Wisconsin; Wisconsin-La Crosse; Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Cornell; Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

My Week 9 top 10 had Illinois Wesleyan and Stevenson instead of Emory and Johnson & Wales.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

October 31, 2017 at 12:12 am

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  1. Just saw the Midwest teams on the poll. How has Northwestern already played 36 matches this season? Seems like too much.


    October 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm

  2. Northwestern played a lot of tri-matches for the conference schedule, the conference decide to have the teams play each other twice, so eight additional matches.

    Mark Peterson

    October 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm

  3. Ricky, thanks for all your labors with this blog. I have really enjoyed your insights. Keep up the great work! I hope we (UNW) have another deep run this year!

    Mark Peterson

    October 31, 2017 at 9:34 pm

  4. sorry but I beg to differ. just how much insight has ricky given us really? mostly he collects scores and posts them on here. and honestly from following this site for awhile now, I seriously doubt he knows all whole helluva lot about the teams and the game, he basically collects scores. sorry i’ll probably catch heat for this but idc, just my honest opinion.


    October 31, 2017 at 10:32 pm

  5. Anon @ 4:10 p.m.,
    UNW is not alone in playing a lot of matches this year. Scranton and some others have played quite a few too.

    Mark Peterson,
    Thank you. UNW is one of my favorite teams to watch each season.

    Anon @ 10:32 p.m.,
    Won’t catch heat from me. I appreciate your honest opinion.
    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    October 31, 2017 at 11:45 pm

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