NAIA - Men's Volleyball - Grand View (Iowa)

2021 Men's Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Top 15 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The preseason edition of the NAIA Men's Volleyball Top 15 Poll released on Wednesday has Grand View (Iowa) at No. 1. 

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 in the ballot are not considered "receiving votes" 

 

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] 2020 RECORD POINTS
1 1 Grand View (Iowa) [10] 22-1 211
2 2 Campbellsville (Ky.) [2] 23-2 201
3 4 Park (Mo.) 12-1 194
4 5 Missouri Baptist 22-3 177
5 6 Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) 15-7 165
6 7 Lourdes (Ohio) 17-4 163
7 8 Vanguard (Calif.) 10-8 157
8 NR Jamestown (N.D.) 11-2 132
9 10 Aquinas (Mich.) 14-6 128
10 RV Saint Xavier (Ill.) 11-7 123
11 RV Mount Mercy (Iowa) 16-7 115
12 RV Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 13-5 113
13 NR Life (Ga.) 11-6 78
14 NR Siena Heights (Mich.) 17-8 63
15 NR Hope International (Calif.) 6-10 61

Dropped from the Top 15: Menlo (Calif.), Briar Cliff (Iowa)

Receiving Votes: Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 58, Graceland (Iowa) 54, Warner (Fla.), 43, Missouri Valley 36, Goshen (Ind.) 19, UC Merced (Calif.) 14, Ottawa (Kan.) 13, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 8, Webber International (Fla.) 7

Championship Information

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