Northwestern Tops 2014 Preseason GPAC Volleyball Poll

(Sioux City, Iowa) –Northwestern College tallied 98 points for first place in the 2014 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Preseason Coaches’ Volleyball Poll. The Red Raiders garnered eight of eleven first place votes. Midland, who was picked second with 91 points, received the remaining three first place votes. Dordt was picked third with 83 points, while Hastings was fourth with 69 points. Northwestern won the GPAC regular season a 16-0 record last fall and posted an overall record of 35-4. Midland took the GPAC tournament title, and finished with an overall record of 37-5.

The 35th Annual NAIA National Volleyball Championship is set for December 2-6, 2014, at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The 2014 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.

Here is the complete 2014 GPAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

Place School Points First Place Votes
1 Northwestern 98 8
2 Midland 91 3
3 Dordt 83
4 Hastings 69
5 Nebraska Wesleyan 63
6 Briar Cliff 55
7t Concordia 40
7t Doane 40
9 Morningside 36
10 Mount Marty 20
11 Dakota Wesleyan 10
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