By Tim Glon
ADA – Ohio Northern is ranked No. 19 in the sixth weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll on Tuesday.
Northern received 472 points in the poll, 199 less than the 671 total points it received when ranked No. 17 in last week's poll.
ONU was ranked No. 16 in the fourth poll, No. 15 in the third poll, No. 20 in the second poll, No. 18 in the first poll and was No. 19 in the preseason poll.
The Polar Bears split a pair of road matches last week, falling at Baldwin Wallace on Tuesday and winning at Muskingum on Saturday.
Calvin (Mich.) is atop the poll with 1750 points and all 70 first place votes, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) is second with 1601 points and Johnson & Wales (R.I.) is third with 1653 points.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday night when they host Wilmington in a 7 pm match at the ONU Sports Center.
AVCA Coaches Poll #6
Oct. 9, 2018
||School (First Place Votes)||Total
|1.||Calvin (Mich.) (70)||1750||15-0||1|
|3.||Johnson & Wales (R.I.)||1563||19-1||4|
|7.||Thomas More (Ky.)||1277||18-1||7|
|11.||Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)||1070||18-2||10|
|14.||Pacific Lutheran (Ore.)||777||14-2||14|
|23.||Christopher Newport (Va.)||237||15-3||24|
|24.||Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.)||211||16-1||25|
|25.||Johns Hopkins (Md.)||173||14-3||16|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Carnegie-Mellon 76; Bowdoin 52; Springfield 52; Cal Lutheran 49; Northwestern (Minn.) 48; Wesleyan (Conn.) 41; Stevens 40; Chapman 39; Carthage 27; St. Thomas (Minn.) 22; Mount Union 20; Southwestern (Texas) 16; Otterbein 12; Aurora 11; Texas-Dallas 11; Wellesley 9; Swarthmore 7; Baldwin-Wallace 6; Marymount 6.