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Ricky Nelson’s 2018 Week 5 top 10

The AVCA poll comes out Tuesday.

My rank, (My Week 4 rank, AVCA Week 4 rank), record, key results last week
1 (2,1). Calvin 13-0 [None].
2 (4,17). Wisconsin-Eau Claire 16-1 W: Concordia Wisconsin.
3 (6,14). Chicago 18-2 W: Washington-St. Louis.
4 (5,4). Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 16-1 [None].
5 (1,2). Colorado College 17-1 W: None. L: Trinity (Texas).
6 (3,3). Wittenberg 12-2 W: Wisconsin-Whitewater. L: Illinois Wesleyan.
7 (7,6). Juniata 11-3 [None].
8 (10,10). Thomas More 16-1 W: Hope.
9 (8,8). Washington-St. Louis 11-4 W: None. L: Chicago.
10 (9,5). Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14-2 [None].

Two teams are alive for 2018’s Last Team Standing.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 30, 2018 at 3:38 pm

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9/30/18: Chicago, CMU off to 3-0 UAA starts

UAA
#14 Chicago 3, #8 Washington-St. Louis 0 UC’s Muisenga had 12 kills, 11 digs.

Top 25 Upset Watch
Carnegie Mellon 3, #7 Emory 1
#23 Berry 3, Rhodes 1

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 30, 2018 at 12:09 am

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9/29/19: Stout downs reigning WIAC champ La Crosse

Millikin Showcase
#3 Wittenberg, #10 Thomas More, #12 Hope, #25 UW-Whitewater, Millikin, Buena Vista
#10 Thomas More 3, Millikin 0; #3 Wittenberg 3, Buena Vista 0; #3 Wittenberg 3, #25 UW-Whitewater 1; #12 Hope 3, Buena Vista 0 [forfeit]; #10 Thomas More 3, #12 Hope; #25 UW-Whitewater 3, Millikin 0.

Carroll Tri
#17 UW-Eau Claire, Concordia Wisconsin, Carroll
Carroll 3, Concordia Wisconsin 1; #17 UW-Eau Claire 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0; #17 UW-Eau Claire 3, Carroll 0.

Bethel Tri
Bethel, St. Olaf, Muhlenberg
Muhlenberg 3, St. Olaf 2; Bethel 3, Muhlenberg 2.

Dubuque Tri
Dubuque, Loras, UW-River Falls
Dubuque 3, UW-River Falls 1; Loras 3, UW-River Falls 1.

Grinnell Tri
Grinnell, Central, Ripon
Central 3, Grinnell 0; Central 3, Ripon 0.

Dominican Tri
Dominican, Rockford, Saint Mary’s (Ind.)
Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 3, Rockford 0; Dominican 3, Saint Mary’s (Ind.) 2.

Spalding Tri
Westminster (Mo.), Spalding, Indiana-Southeast
Indiana-Southeast 3, Spalding 0; Indiana-Southeast 3, Westminster (Mo.) 0.

Blackburn Tri
Blackburn, Iowa Wesleyan, Lincoln Christian
Iowa Wesleyan 3, Lincoln Christian 2; Lincoln Christian 3, Blackburn 2.

WIAC
UW-Stevens Point 3, UW-Platteville 1 UWSP’s Gehl hit 23-2-38 with 11 digs.
UW-Stout 3, UW-La Crosse 1 UWS’s Simonson had 17 kills.

UAA
#8 Washington-St. Louis 3, Case Western Reserve 0 WUSTL’s Malek hit 15-2-20 with 5 aces.
#8 Washington-St. Louis 3, Brandeis 0 WUSTL’s Ufondu had 14 kills.
#14 Chicago 3, Brandeis 1 UC’s Muisenga had 12 kills, 14 digs.
#14 Chicago 3, Case Western Reserve 0 UC’s Pinton had 14 kills.

CCIW
Carthage 3, Augustana 1 CC’s Kebisek had 21 kills, 12 digs.

MIAC
#11 Gustavus Adolphus 3, St. Catherine 0 GAC’s K. Holtan had 11 kills.
Bethel 3, St. Olaf 0 BU’s Hoppe had 13 kills.
Augsburg 3, Hamline 1 AC’s Boysen had 10 kills, 8 blocks.
Concordia 3, Saint Mary’s 0 CC’s Cuppett had 10 kills.

ARC
Wartburg 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0 WC’s Blough had 15 kills, 15 digs.

NACC
Aurora 3, Lakeland 0 AU’s Lines had 42 assists, 12 digs.
Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Alverno 0 WLC’s Grulke had 10 kills.
Dominican 3, Rockford 0 DU outhit RU, .316 to .010.
Edgewood 3, Illinois Tech 0 11 EC players had kills.

UMAC
Minnesota Morris 3, Bethany Lutheran 0 UMM’s Mathias hit 10-1-18.
St. Scholastica 3, Martin Luther 0 CSS’s Schermann had 10 kills, 14 digs.
UW-Superior 3, Crown 0 USW outhit CC, .443 to -.044.

MWC
Cornell 3, St. Norbert 1 CC’s Schulte had 59 assists, 11 digs.
Grinnell 3, Ripon 0 GC’s Kuhn had 19 kills, 18 digs.
Illinois College 3, Lawrence 0 IC’s Klanke had 10 kills.
Lake Forest 3, Knox 0
Beloit 3, Monmouth 2 BC’s Laun-Smith had 17 kills, 17 digs.

SLIAC
Westminster 3, Spalding 1 WC’s Ringwald had 41 digs.
Blackburn 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1

Nonconference
MSOE 3, Maranatha Baptist 2 MSOE’s Pekarek had 26 kills, 17 digs.
Finlandia 3, Mount Mary 2 FU’s Holmstrom had 16 kills, 16 digs.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#2 Colorado College 3, Schreiner 0
#2 Colorado College 3, Texas Lutheran 1
#4 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Simmons 0
#4 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Regis 0
#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Whittier 2
#6 Juniata 3, Susquehanna 0
#6 Juniata 3, Moravian 0
#7 Emory 3, Rochester 0
#7 Emory 3, NYU 0
Whitworth 3, #9 Pacific Lutheran 0
#13 Trinity (Texas) 3, Dallas 0
#13 Trinity (Texas) 3, Johnson & Wales (Colo.) 0
#15 Johns Hopkins 3, Haverford 1
#16 Ohio Northern 3, Marietta 0
#19 Ithaca 3, Capital 0
#19 Ithaca 3, Fredonia 0
#20 Texas Tyler 3, Louisiana College 1
Pomona-Pitzer 3, #21 Cal Lutheran 2
#23 Berry 3, Hendrix 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, Neumann 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, Lebanon Valley 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 29, 2018 at 12:05 am

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9/28/18: #18 IWU sweeps #3 Witt, Millikin beats #12 Hope

Millikin Showcase
#3 Wittenberg, #10 Thomas More, #12 Hope, #18 Illinois Wesleyan, Millikin, Buena Vista
#18 Illinois Wesleyan 3, #3 Wittenberg 0; #10 Thomas More 3, Buena Vista 0; Millikin 3, #12 Hope 2.

Maranatha Baptist Tri
Maranatha Baptist, Finlandia, Northland
Maranatha Baptist 3, Finlandia 0; Finlandia 3, Northland 2; Maranatha Baptist 3, Northland 0.

Oak Hills Christian Tri
North Central (Minn.), Oak Hills Christian, Trinity Bible
North Central (Minn.) 3, Oak Hills Christian 2; North Central (Minn.) 3, Trinity Bible 0.

WIAC
#17 UW-Eau Claire 3, UW-Oshkosh 0 UWEC’s Pashibin had 11 kills.
#25 UW-Whitewater 3, UW-River Falls 0 UWW’s Aske had 9 kills.

CCIW
Elmhurst 3, Wheaton 1 EC’s Brouwer had 15 kills.

MIAC
Saint Benedict 3, Saint Mary’s 0 CSB’s M. Weiss had 11 kills, 5 blocks.
Bethel 3, Hamline 0 BU’s Hoppe had 12 kills.
Concordia 3, Carleton 0 11 Concordia players had kills.

ARC
Luther 3, Loras 2 Luther’s Larson had 13 kills.

NACC
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Alverno 0 CUW outhit AC, .240 to .038.
Edgewood 3, Dominican 2 EC’s Pfeifer had 12 kills, 26 digs.
Lakeland 3, Benedictine 0 LU’s Welsh had 14 kills.
Concordia Chicago 3, MSOE 0 CUC had 18 aces.
Illinois Tech 3, Rockford 0 IIT’s Burton hit 9-0-14.

SLIAC
Webster 3, Iowa Wesleyan 0 WU’s Farrah had 33 digs.
MacMurray 3, Spalding 0 MC’s Wall had 16 kills, 14 digs.

Nonconference
Augsburg 3, Northwestern 0 AC’s Evans had 11 kills.
St. Thomas 3, Muhlenberg 1 UST’s Mallak had 51 assists.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#13 Trinity (Texas) 3, #2 Colorado College 2
#5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Occidental 0
#9 Pacific Lutheran 3, Whitman 0
#20 Texas Tyler 3, Belhaven 0
Chapman 3, #21 Cal Lutheran 1
#22 MIT 3, Mount Holyoke 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, Frostburg St. 1

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 28, 2018 at 12:10 am

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9/27/18: Sweeps all around

MIAC
#11 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Macalester 0 GAC outhit MC, .280 to -.032.

NACC
Aurora 3, Marian 0 AU’s Vondra had 14 kills.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, MacMurray 0 GU’s Freeman had 13 kills, 8 aces, 5 blocks.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#4 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 3, Albertus Magnus 0
#15 Johns Hopkins 3, Stevenson 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 27, 2018 at 12:04 am

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9/26/18: Webster deals Westminster first SLIAC loss

WIAC
#17 UW-Eau Claire 3, UW-Platteville 0 UWEC’s Barrett hit 10-1-14.
#25 UW-Whitewater 3, UW-Oshkosh 0 UWW’s Aske had 9 kills.
UW-Stevens Point 3, UW-Stout 1 UWSP’s Gehl had 27 kills, 12 digs.
UW-La Crosse 3, UW-River Falls 1 UWL’s Johnson had 17 kills, 15 digs.

CCIW
Carroll 3, Elmhurst 1 CU’s Mueller had 11 kills.

MIAC
St. Thomas 3, St. Olaf 1 UST’s Mallak had 52 assists.
Augsburg 3, St. Catherine 0 AC’s Quam had 11 kills.

NACC
Concordia Wisconsin 3, Concordia Chicago 1 CUW’s Mayer had 12 kills, 17 digs.

MWC
Cornell 3, Monmouth 0 CC’s Ciari had 15 kills.
Illinois College 3, Knox 0 IC’s Ganley had 45 assists.

UMAC
Northwestern 3, UW-Superior 0 UNW’s S. Schwitters had 43 assists, 11 digs.
Northwestern 3, Martin Luther 0 UNW’s Halvorsen had 12 kills, 11 digs.
Minnesota Morris 3, St. Scholastica 0 UMM’s Everson had 13 kills.
Minnesota Morris 3, North Central 0 UMM outhit NCU, .299 to -.042.
UW-Superior 3, Martin Luther 0 UWS’s Howe had 14 kills.
St. Scholastica 3, North Central 0 CSS’s Bounds had 11 kills, 4 aces.
Bethany Lutheran 3, Northland 0 BLC’s Domonoske had 8 kills.
Bethany Lutheran 3, Crown 0 BLC’s Rutt had 14 kills.
Northland 3, Crown 1 NC’s Litherland had 12 kills.

SLIAC
Webster 3, Westminster 0 Webster had 84 digs.
Fontbonne 3, Blackburn 1 Curtice had 7 kills.

Nonconference
Coe 3, Augustana 2 CC’s Wintermote had 14 kills, 11 digs.
Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Lake Forest 2 WC’s Smith had 12 kills, 13 digs.
Benedictine 3, Eureka 0 BU’s Stock had 15 kills.
William Penn 3, Grinnell 0 WPU is NAIA.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#1 Calvin 3, Kalamazoo 0
#15 Johns Hopkins 3, Washington (Md.) 0
#19 Ithaca 3, Cortland 0
#24 Christopher Newport 3, William Peace 0

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

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9/25/18: #18 IWU, NPU remain unbeaten in CCIW

CCIW
#18 Illinois Wesleyan 3, Wheaton 0 IWU’s Brown had 13 kills, 17 digs.
North Park 3, Millikin 0 NPU’s Clinton hit 9-0-16.

MIAC
St. Thomas 3, Macalester 0 UST’s Bordson had 10 kills.

ARC
Dubuque 3, Luther 2 UD’s Wright had 21 kills, 23 digs.
Buena Vista 3, Simpson 2 BVU’s Runneberg had 17 kills, 7 blocks.

NACC
Benedictine 3, Marian 0 BU’s Dunwell had 16 kills.

MWC
St. Norbert 3, Lawrence 0 SNC’s Baumann had 14 kills, 10 digs.

SLIAC
Greenville 3, Principia 0 GU’s Finch hit 17-0-31.

Nonconference
Bethel 3, Wartburg 1 BU’s Clafin had 15 kills, 8 blocks.
Minnesota Morris 3, Saint Benedict 1 UMM’s Miller had 13 kills.
Loras 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1 LC’s LaCorte had 17 kills, 20 digs.
UW-Stout 3, Hamline 0 UWS’s Strain had 11 kills.
Edgewood 3, Ripon 0 EC’s Sager had 8 aces.
Wisconsin Lutheran 3, Beloit 0 WLC’s Pye had 12 kills.
Maranatha Baptist 3, Rockford 0 MBU’s Hansel had 11 kills.
Mount St. Joseph 3, Spalding 1 MSJU’s Looney had 17 kills, 6 blocks.
Lake Forest 3, Trinity International 1 LFC’s Larson had 21 kills, 10 digs.
Lincoln Christian 3, Eureka 1 LCU is NAIA.

Top 25 Upset Watch
#5 Claremont, Mudd-Scripps 3, Caltech 0
#6 Juniata 3, Clarion 0
#16 Ohio Northern 3, John Carroll 1
#20 Texas Tyler 3, Texas Dallas 1
#21 Cal Lutheran 3, Whittier 1
#22 MIT 3, Wheaton (Mass.) 1

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

September 25, 2018 at 12:12 am

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