Green Knights Tabbed for Third in MWC Coaches' Poll

From Sports Information Director, August 17, 2014 | Volleyball
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

GRINNELL, Iowa -- For the second consecutive season the two-time defending Midwest Conference Volleyball Champion Cornell College earned all 10 possible first-place votes to top the 2014 Volleyball Coaches Poll.

Voting is done by the MWC head volleyball coaches. Each coach votes for the ten other schools in the conference in order of predicted finish. Points are assigned in reverse order of voting (ten points for first, nine for second, etc.). Coaches may not vote for their own teams.

The Rams earned a perfect 100 points and are currently ranked 24th in the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll. Cornell has won 20 straight conference matches since rejoining the MWC prior to the 2012 season.

Carroll University barely nudged out St. Norbert College for second place after the Pioneers earned 86 points to the Green Knights' 84. St. Norbert ended Carroll's season last year in the Midwest Conference Volleyball Tournament semifinal.

Lake Forest College's 69 points put them in fourth while Ripon College finished fifth with 63 points. Monmouth College garnered 53 points and finished just ahead of seventh place Lawrence University (52).

Grinnell College came in eighth with 38 points while Beloit College and Illinois College both received 22. Knox College completed the poll with 16.

* - Courtesy of Midwest Conference