The week eight AVCA Top 25 coaches poll is out, which you can find here.
Not much change to the Top 25 this week as the Top 15 teams remained the same with just some minor movement. Calvin retains the top spot with 64 first place votes and 1737 total points. Calvin is followed by JWU (RI), Wittenberg, Colorado College and Thomas More. The other 6 first place votes went to JWU (2), Wittenberg (3) and Colorado College (1).
We did have a team dropped from the Top 25 and that was Johns Hopkins who had a difficult week. Bowdoin appears on the Top 25 for the first time this year. The big riser for this week was UMHB going from 24th to 21st (3 spots). The biggest fall went to Berry who went from 16 to 20 (4 spots).
Looking at the West Region we again have 6 teams in the Top 25 and 3 in the Top 10. The ordering is Colorado College (4), CMS (6), Trinity (10), UT-Tyler (16), Pacific Lutheran (17) and UMHB (21). In the receiving votes category, we have Cal Lutheran, UT-Dallas, Southwestern and Chapman all from the West Region. As a reminder, you can find my Top 25 here. This week I predicted the West Region RAC ranking, which you can find here.
With the AVCA dropping Johns Hopkins they now are back to 3 teams they have ranked that I don’t (a decrease of one). Those teams are Ithaca, Ohio Northern and MIT. The three teams I have instead are St. Benedict, St. Thomas and Carnegie Mellon.
We had 62 actual voters this week (up from 56 last week).