2020-21 NAIA Men's Volleyball Coaches' Top 15 Poll - No. 4

2020-21 NAIA Men's Volleyball Coaches' Top 15 Poll - No. 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Grand View (Iowa) Vikings remain at No. 1 in the latest edition of the 2020-21 NAIA Men's Volleyball Coaches' Top 15 Poll. The Vikings have held the No. 1 spot for all four regular-season polls and the preseason poll this season.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
  • The Top 10 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 12 points for each first-place vote, 11 for second place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
  • Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered "receiving votes" 
RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) [13] 17-0 233
2 3 Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 8-0 219
3 2 Campbellsville (Ky.) 14-3 202
3 4 Missouri Valley 12-3 202
5 6 Jamestown (N.D.) 9-2 191
6 5 Missouri Baptist 14-3 178
7 7 Vanguard (Calif.) 6-3 157
8 7 Park (Mo.) 13-3 152
9 9 Indiana Tech 12-2 151
10 10 Lourdes (Ohio) 9-1 138
11 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 14-1 130
12 12 Ottawa (Ariz.) 8-3 119
13 14 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 12-6 96
14 13 Life (Ga.) 7-1 83
15 15 Goshen (Ind.) 12-6 71

 

Dropped from the poll: None

Receiving votes: UC Merced (Calif.) 66, Hope International (Calif.) 64, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 46, Georgetown (Ky.) 32, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 20, William Penn (Iowa) 7, Siena Heights (Mich.) 5, Ottawa (Kan.) 3

Championship Information

3rd ANNUAL
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
April 12-16, 2022
MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
West Des Moines, Iowa