Division II Women's Volleyball Top 25 - 11/1/16

Division II Women's Volleyball Top 25 - 11/1/16

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Division II Women's Volleyball Top 25 - 11/1/16

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There are 310 DII women’s volleyball programs, spread all across the USA. Don’t forget the DII National Championship in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls from December 8th through the 10th. Now, on to the Net Set DII Ranking for 11/1/2016.

Net Set # School & Nickname Conference Location 2016 W-L Rank Index AVCA Poll Pablo Rank
1 Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears Northern Sun St. Paul, MN 22-2 1.00 1 1
T2 SW Minnesota State Mustangs Northern Sun Marshall, MN 20-4 3.00 4 2
T2 Nebraska-Kearney Lopers MIAA Kearney, NE 28-1 3.00 3 3
4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Northern Sun Duluth, MN 22-2 3.50 2 5
5 Winona State Warriors Northern Sun Winona, MN 22-3 5.00 6 4
6 Augustana Vikings Northern Sun Sioux Falls, SD 22-4 6.50 7 6
7 Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals Mountain East Wheeling, WV 28-2 7.00 5 9
T8 Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Great Northwest Anchorage, AL 23-2 9.00 11 7
T8 Angelo State Rams Lone Star San Angelo, TX 23-2 9.00 10 8
10 Wayne State Wildcats Northern Sun Wayne, NE Ce 19-6 9.50 8 11
11 Central Oklahoma Bronchos MIAA Edmond, OK 25-2 10.50 9 12
T12 Western Washington Vikings Great Northwest Bellingham, WA 16-6 12.50 15 10
T12 Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish Sunshine State W. Palm Beach, FL 21-3 12.50 12 13
T14 Washburn Ichabods MIAA Topeka, KS 22-5 15.00 13 17
T14 Northern State Wolves Northern Sun Aberdeen, SD 16-8 15.00 14 16
16 Lewis Flyers GLVC Romeoville, IL 19-6 16.00 18 14
17 Ferris State Bulldogs GLIAC Big Rapids, MI 20-5 17.50 20 15
18 Central Missouri Jennies MIAA Warrensburg, MO 17-8 18.50 16 21
19 Colorado Mines Orediggers Rocky Mountain Golden, CO 18-5 21.00 22 20
20 CSU San Bernardino Coyotes CCAA San Bernardino, CA 17-4 22.50 17 28
21 North Alabama Lions Gulf South Florence, AL 24-4 23.00 28 18
22 MSU-Denver Roadrunners Rocky Mountain Denver, CO 20-3 23.50 19 28
23 Tarleton State  Tex-Anns Lone Star Stephenville, TX 20-5 24.50 30 19
24 Concordia-Irvine Eagles PAC West Irvine, CA 21-2 24.50 25 24
T25 Colorado Mesa Mavericks Rocky Mountain Grand Junction, CO 18-4 26.00 27 25
T25 Rockhurst Hawks GLVC Kansas City, MO 21-5 26.00 27 25

Net Set DII Rankings and the Rank Index are an average from these two polls or rankings. The Net Set Ranking is a numerical average based upon the performances of teams in these polls or rankings. In the Net Set Ranking, the team’s position in each of the ratings is summed and then averaged to create a Rank Index. This Rank Index is then arranged, or ranked, in ascending order, with the lowest Rank Index determining the number 1 team and so forth.

1. The AVCA Coaches Poll (https://www.avca.org/polls/di-women/index.html).

AVCA, or the American Volleyball Coaches Association, publishes an outstanding weekly poll for each volleyball division from its member coaches in that division. Thus, DII coaches are voting on the teams in the DII poll, and these are the women and men who see these teams in action up close and personal, and undoubtedly one of the best sources on information for polls and ratings. To see the AVCA poll intact, with all 25 teams, first-place votes, adjusted ranking points, and other neat info, go to: (https://www.avca.org/polls/dii-women/10-31-16-dii-poll.html). Here’s a synopsis of the AVCA DII Poll from 11/1/2016.

AVCA Poll School & Nickname Conference Location 2016 W-L Last Week
1 Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears Northern Sun St. Paul, MN 22-2 3
2 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Northern Sun Duluth, MN 22-2 1
3 Nebraska-Kearney Lopers MIAA Kearney, NE 28-1 4
4 SW Minnesota State Mustangs Northern Sun Marshall, MN 20-4 2
5 Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals Mountain East Wheeling, WV 28-2 5
6 Winona State Warriors Northern Sun Winona, MN 22-3 6
7 Augustana Vikings Northern Sun Sioux Falls, SD 22-4 7
8 Wayne State Wildcats Northern Sun Wayne, NE Ce 19-6 8
9 Central Oklahoma Bronchos MIAA Edmond, OK 25-2 9
10 Angelo State Rams Lone Star San Angelo, TX 23-2 10
11 Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Great Northwest Anchorage, AL 23-2 11
12 Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish Sunshine State W. Palm Beach, FL 21-3 12
13 Washburn Ichabods MIAA Topeka, KS 22-5 14
14 Northern State Wolves Northern Sun Aberdeen, SD 16-8 13
15 Western Washington Vikings Great Northwest Bellingham, WA 16-6 17
16 Central Missouri Jennies MIAA Warrensburg, MO 17-8 15
17 CSU San Bernardino Coyotes CCAA San Bernardino, CA 17-4 18
18 Lewis Flyers GLVC Romeoville, IL 19-6 19
19 MSU-Denver Roadrunners Rocky Mountain Denver, CO 20-3 20
20 Ferris State Bulldogs GLIAC Big Rapids, MI 20-5 21
21 NW Missouri State Bearcats MIAA Maryville, MO 22-4 16
22 Colorado Mines Orediggers Rocky Mountain Golden, CO 18-5 22
23 Tampa Spartans Sunshine State Tampa, FL 17-6 23
24 Rockhurst Hawks GLVC Kansas City, MO 21-5 25
25 Concordia-Irvine Eagles PAC West Irvine, CA 21-2 NR

2. The Pablo Rankings (http://www.richkern.com/vb/FreePage.asp).

The Pablo Rankings are an incredibly ingenious ranking system that operates on a probabilistic, algorithmic approach and analyzes and measures the difference in abilities between two teams overall and in a match. In terms of accuracy and predictive analytics, the Pablo Rankings are the most accurate mathematical model available today. You can find a detailed explanation of the Pablo Rankings at this web location: (http://www.richkern.com/vb/rankings/PabloFAQ.asp).

View the Pablo Rankings, the best pure statistical ranking available, at RichKern.com: (http://www.richkern.com/vb/rankings/FreePageRankings.asp).

What is NCAA Division II, or DII? Well, straight from the NCAA website we read the following explanation. “Division II institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, (or four for men and six for women), with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria — football and men’s and women’s basketball teams must play at least 50 percent of their games against Division II or Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) or Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) opponents. For sports other than football and basketball there are no scheduling requirements. There are no attendance requirements for football, or arena game requirements for basketball. There are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Division II school must not exceed. Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes. Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings. Division II athletics programs are financed in the institution’s budget like other academic departments on campus. Traditional rivalries with regional institutions dominate schedules of many Division II athletics programs.”

(http://www.ncaa.org/about/who-we-are/membership/divisional-differences-and-history-multidivision-classification)

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