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Three Montana teams ranked in latest NAIA volleyball coaches' poll

Tech, Rocky, Providence in top 25
Posted: 12:12 PM, Oct 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-02 14:12:30-04
Montana Tech Volleyball

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College and the University of Providence are ranked in the latest NAIA volleyball coaches' poll, which was released on Wednesday morning.

Montana Tech (15-3 overall, 3-1 Frontier Conference) boasts the highest Frontier Conference ranking after climbing two spots from 18th to No. 16, despite suffering a three-set sweep at the hands of Rocky Mountain College on Saturday. The league-leading Battlin' Bears (12-5, 4-0) jumped five spots to No. 18 this week.

The University of Providence, which has won six of its last seven, fell from No. 16 to No. 20 in the second poll of the season. The Argos (13-2, 3-1) host Rocky on Thursday before welcoming Montana Western (7-11, 0-4) to the McLaughlin Center on Saturday.

The poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches representing each conference across the country, where teams receive 30 points for a first-place vote, 29 for a second-place vote and so on. Missouri Baptist (17-3) remained No. 1 in the polls with 13 first-place votes, while Northwestern Iowa (18-0) was second with eight first-place nods.

The latest NAIA volleyball coaches' poll can be found below.

NAIA volleyball coaches' poll No. 2
Oct. 2, 2019

RANKLAST TIMESCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]RECORDPOINTS
11Missouri Baptist [13]17-3584
22Northwestern (Iowa) [8]18-0579
34Indiana Wesleyan20-0553
46Viterbo (Wis.)17-3518
58Eastern Oregon17-1516
63Park (Mo.)13-2504
711Corban (Ore.)11-3480
89Midland (Neb.)13-4442
912Columbia (Mo.)15-2431
105Southern Oregon15-3421
1113Jamestown (N.D.)15-3409
127Grand View (Iowa)13-7384
1310Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)13-3356
1414Central Methodist (Mo.)20-2349
1514Bellevue (Neb.)14-4324
1618Montana Tech15-3317
1717Westmont (Calif.)15-3276
1823Rocky Mountain (Mont.)12-5263
1922Marian (Ind.)18-1227
2016Providence (Mont.) (Mont.)13-2219
2121Vanguard (Calif.)15-3213
2219Dordt (Iowa)11-6210
2320College of Idaho10-5194
2424Oklahoma City14-1157
25NRMorningside (Iowa)11-5105

Others receiving votes: The Master’s (Calif.) 96, Saint Francis (Ind.) 78, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 56, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 51, Evangel (Mo.) 32, Reinhardt (Ga.) 27, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 22, Concordia (Neb.) 9, Ottawa (Kan.) 7, Thomas More (Ky.) 7, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 6, Dakota State (S.D.) 4, Madonna (Mich.) 4