Braves Crack the NAIA Top 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Baptist returns to No. 1 in the preseason edition of the 2022 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, this time as the two-time defending national champions.

The OU women’s volleyball team has cracked the NAIA Top 25. Ottawa, who was selected to win the KCAC for the seventh straight season by the conference coaches, received 112 points. The Braves open the 2022 season Wednesday, Aug. 24 on the road against MidAmerica Nazarene University. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 pm

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Unaffiliated Groups.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 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 WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Missouri Baptist [18] 33-2 529
2 3 Jamestown (ND) [1] 35-1 506
3 9 Bellevue (Neb.) 26-8 465
4 4 Marian (Ind.) 35-3 463
5 12 Midland (Neb.) 25-6 460
6 2 Park (Mo.) 34-3 458
7 11 Corban (Ore.) 30-3 421
8 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 20-11 410
9 7 Viterbo (Wis.) 39-2 400
10 5 Providence (Mont.) 28-3 387
11 6 Concordia (Neb.) 19-12 368
12 16 Eastern Oregon 26-9 336
13 14 Montana Tech 23-10 316
14 19 Central Methodist (Mo.) 29-9 305
15 14 Dakota Wesleyan (SD) 25-10 294
16 17 Indiana Wesleyan 24-6 292
17 twenty Ottawa (Ariz.) 26-4 230
18 10 College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 27-6 227
19 21 Oregon Tech 24-8 214
twenty 25 Columbia (Mo.) 30-9 186
21 22 Grand View (Iowa) 25-15 151
22 RV Taylor (Ind.) 27-7 145
23 RV SAGU (Texas) 27-8 124
24 18 Dordt (Iowa) 19-10 122
25 RV Ottawa (Can.) 18-9 112

Receiving Votes: Bushnell (Ore.) 76, Texas Wesleyan 68, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 57, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 51, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 42, Loyola (La.) 39, Bethel (Ind.) 38, Cornerstone (Mich.) 27, Westmont (Calif.) 26, Life (Ga.) 24, CIU (SC) 17, Dakota State (SD) 16, McPherson (Kan.) 5, Evangel (Mo.) 3, Vanguard ( Calif.) 3, Doane (Neb.) 3

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