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After a 4-0 weekend in Sioux Falls, the Northern State University volleyball team has climbed four spots to No. 3 in this week's AVCA Top-25 Poll. The Wolves garnered 1080 points and six first place votes, sitting behind No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney and No. 2 Concordia-St. Paul.
 
Northern is joined by NSIC opponents No. 2 CSP, No. 6 Minnesota Duluth, No. 7 Southwest Minnesota State, No. 19 Wayne State, (RV) Upper Iowa, and (RV) Augustana. In addition, regional foes No. 1 U NK, No. 10 Central Missouri, No. 18 Central Oklahoma, and No. 25 Missouri Western found themselves on the list.
 

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points 2018 Record  Previous 
Rank
1 Nebraska-Kearney (26) 1142 8-0 5
2 Concordia - St. Paul (15) 1122 6-2 2
3 Northern State (6) 1080 8-0 7
4 Palm Beach Atlantic 919 8-0 11
5 Lewis 887 6-2 3
6 Minnesota Duluth (1) 850 6-2 1
7 Southwest Minnesota State 837 5-3 8
8 Rockhurst 816 7-1 6
9 Cal State San Bernardino 777 7-1 9
10 Central Missouri 731 6-2 14
11 West Florida 687 5-3 13
12 Western Washington 641 5-3 15
13 Ferris State 597 5-3 4
14 Wheeling Jesuit 537 6-2 12
15 Regis 470 4-4 10
16 Gannon 420 7-0 16
17 Texas A&M-Commerce 404 6-2 NR
18 Central Oklahoma 381 7-2 19
19 Wayne State (Neb.) 310 7-1 20
20 Tampa 272 7-1 25
21 Florida Southern 236 5-3 23
22 Drury 210 6-2 NR
23 Northern Michigan 185 8-0 NR
24 Tarleton State 168 6-2 18
25 Missouri Western 149 5-3 21
         

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Findlay 137; Cal State L. A. 119; Upper Iowa 119; Colorado School of Mines 87; Truman 83; Angelo State 75; Augustana (SD) 26; Alaska-Anchorage 20; Central Washington 17; West Texas A&M 10; Chaminade 8; Cal Poly Pomona 7; Michigan Tech 7; Wingate 7; Ashland 4
 
Seven teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 43 combined points.

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