Women’s Volleyball Receiving Votes in AVCA Preseason Poll

Women’s Volleyball Receiving Votes in AVCA Preseason Poll

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College women's volleyball team starts its 2016 campaign receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, the organization released this week.  BSC ended last season ranked for the first time in program history.

 

"This is the first time we've been ranked going into a season," said Head Coach Jeff White.  "Earning enough respect to be voted as one of the top teams in the country is quite an honor and we will be working hard to keep that distinction. We hope to climb back into the top 25 and make an impact in the NCAA tournament this year."

 

The Panthers lost three top players to graduation, but return three all-conference selections, including AVCA Honorable Mention All-American Jeneva Salter. BSC finished second in the Southern Athletic Association and made it to the NCAA Regional Semifinals  to earn its No. 25 ranking in 2015.  

 

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points Adjusted

2015 Record

2015 Final Rank

1

Cal Lutheran (45)

1221

31-5

1

2

Wittenberg (2)

1112

29-3

2

3

Juniata (2)

1096

33-3

5

4

Emory

1001

34-4

7

5

Calvin

976

30-4

6

6

Washington-St. Louis

952

34-3

4

7

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

872

27-6

9

8

Carthage

844

35-8

3

9

Colorado College

750

34-4

10

10

Hendrix

730

29-9

8

11

Christopher Newport

659

30-3

14

12

Bethel (Minn.)

615

25-10

11

13

Texas-Dallas

589

31-3

12

14

Wisconsin-Whitewater

573

31-5

17

15

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

431

27-9

16

16

Southwestern (TX)

421

31-5

15

17

Hope

397

24-7

19

18

Elmhurst

341

24-12

21

19

Illinois Wesleyan

327

23-10

22

20

Clarkson

289

30-9

13

21

Eastern

270

29-8

23

22

Bowdoin

219

26-5

20

23

Northwestern (Minn.)

148

26-9

24

24

Randolph-Macon

138

28-8

18

25

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

119

26-9

NR

 


Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: 
MIT 86; Stockton University 75; Heidelberg 58; Millikin 52; Carnegie-Mellon 48; Ohio Wesleyan 48; Ithaca 44; Susquehanna 40; Springfield 39; Birmingham Southern 37; Berry 33; La Verne 27; St Benedict (Minn.) 26; Wartburg 25; Chicago 20; Gustavus Adolphus 19; Stevenson 18; Mary Washington 16; Ohio Northern 16; Trinity (Texas) 13; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 11; Case Western 9; NYU 9; Stevens 8; Amherst 7

Eight teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 51 combined points.