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The Northern State University volleyball team opens the 2021 season ranked No. 15 in the AVCA Preseason Poll released today. The Wolves earned 440 total points in the poll.
 
Northern is joined by NSIC opponents No. 2 Concordia-St. Paul, No. 7 Minnesota Duluth, No. 19 St. Cloud State, No. 24 Wayne State, (RV) Winona State, (RV) Southwest Minnesota State, (RV) Augustana, and (RV) Minnesota State.
 
The Wolves open the 2021 campaign next Friday and Saturday versus William Jewell, No. 25 Rockhurst, No. 18 Harding, and No. 8 Washburn down in Topeka, Kansas.
 

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points Adjusted 2021 Record Previous Week Rank
1 Angelo State (22) 1018 0-0 NR
2 Concordia - St. Paul (9) 969 0-0 NR
3 Cal State San Bernardino (15) 957 0-0 NR
4 Nebraska-Kearney (1) 908 0-0 NR
5 Tampa 853 0-0 NR
6 Lewis 736 0-0 NR
7 Minnesota Duluth 684 0-0 NR
8 Washburn 654 0-0 NR
9 Oklahoma Baptist 636 0-0 NR
10 Colorado Mesa 607 0-0 NR
11 MSU Denver 555 0-0 NR
12 Colorado School of Mines 537 0-0 NR
13 Hillsdale 523 0-0 NR
14 Western Washington 471 0-0 NR
15 Northern State 440 0-0 NR
16 NW Missouri State 342 0-0 NR
17 Central Missouri 333 0-0 NR
18 Harding 312 0-0 NR
19 St Cloud State 303 0-0 NR
20 Texas-Tyler 292 0-0 NR
21 Missouri-St. Louis 267 0-0 NR
22 Regis 236 0-0 NR
23 Wheeling 221 0-0 NR
24 Wayne State (Neb.) 196 0-0 NR
25 Rockhurst 171 0-0 NR


Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Texas A&M-Kingsville 162; Gannon 158; Southern Indiana 145; Northern Michigan 139; Winona State 123; Ferris State 119; Alaska-Anchorage 114; Azusa Pacific 93; Southwest Minnesota State 89; St. Cloud State University 73; Michigan Tech 72; Palm Beach Atlantic 65; Wingate 64; Hawai'i-Hilo 60; Lynn 60; Augustana (SD) 48; West Texas A&M 48; Findlay 45; Cal State L. A. 41; Flagler 32; Barry 27; Upper Iowa 25; Walsh 24; Chaminade 23; Nova Southeastern 21; West Florida 21; Central Washington 10; Saint Leo 10; Arkansas-Fort Smith 9; Minnesota State 9; Central Oklahoma 8; Missouri S&T 8; Biola University 6; Davenport 5; American International 4; Grand Valley State 3.
 

 

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