2016 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Poll

Date posted - August 16, 2016

naia_logoKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Columbia (Mo.) finds itself back in the top spot after their 2015 national championship in the Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Cougars earned the top spot after receiving 21 first place votes and 591 total points in the first poll of the new season. Overall, 11 of the 21 conferences are represented throughout the Top 25. The Great Plains Athletic Conference leads the way with five schools receiving rankings in the Top 25. Dordt is ranked in the 13th spot, while Northwestern rounds out the GPAC in 24th.

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2015 Record TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Columbia (Mo.) (21) 33-7 591
2 2 Missouri Baptist 39-6 568
3 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 37-4 555
4 4 Viterbo (Wis.) 40-5 535
5 9 Hastings (Neb.) 25-10 505
6 6 Midland (Neb.) 33-4 470
7 8 Georgetown (Ky.) 32-8 463
8 17 Eastern Oregon 25-5 450
9 7 Vanguard (Calif.) 25-7 444
10 10 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 28-11 385
11 11 College of Idaho 24-12 365
12 19 Park (Mo.) 24-11 362
13 15 Dordt (Iowa) 25-7 350
14 18 Lourdes (Ohio) 33-2 348
15 14 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 27-9 336
16 21 Westmont (Calif.) 20-7 330
17 12 Madonna (Mich.) 36-8 310
18 13 Southern Oregon 26-6 251
19 5 Biola (Calif.) 30-4 222
T20 16 Evangel (Mo.) 39-7 221
T20 22 Concordia (Neb.) 26-9 221
22 23 Ottawa (Kan.) 35-6 172
23 NR Indiana Wesleyan 36-9 153
24 25 Northwestern (Iowa) 24-8 116
25 NR Jamestown (N.D.) 20-11 107

Others receiving votes: Coastal Georgia 105; Grand View (Iowa) 74; Oklahoma City 67; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 64; Bellevue (Neb.) 58; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 55; Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 54; Northwest (Wash.) 36; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 19; Cumberlands (Ky.) 13; The Master’s (Calif.) 12; Mobile (Ala.) 10; Warner (Fla.) 9; Kansas Wesleyan 6

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