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2016 GPAC Volleyball Preseason Poll

GPAC LogoSioux City, Iowa — The 37th Annual NAIA National Volleyball Championship presented by F&M Bank and Absolute Screen Art is set for November 29-December 3, 2016, at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The GPAC regular and postseason champions will earn the automatic berth to the NAIA Volleyball Championship this year (two for ten teams, new this year).

The NAIA Volleyball Championship will consist of 44 teams in 2016, with 32 (up from 24) advancing to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa. There will be 20 automatic qualifiers for the final site from the final ranking (top 19 plus local host). The other 12 teams will come from Opening Round winners played on November 19, 2016, at on-campus sites.

The 2016 GPAC volleyball season will consist of 16 conference matches with 11 teams competing for the conference crown. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the preseason poll.

2016 GPAC Preseason Volleyball Coaches’ Poll:

Place – Team – Pts (1st Place Votes)
1. Hastings – 91 (4)
2. Midland – 90 (4)
3. Dordt – 88 (2)
4. Concordia – 75 (1)
5. Northwestern – 65
6. Doane – 56
7. Briar Cliff – 41
8. College of Saint Mary – 34
9. Morningside – 33
10. Dakota Wesleyan – 19
11. Mount Marty College – 13

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