Michigan Tech Improves to 24th in Latest AVCA Poll

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WLUC) – The Michigan Tech volleyball team has moved up one spot to No. 24 in the latest AVCA Division II Coaches Poll.

The Huskies received 127 total points in this week's poll, placing them 17 points behind Lewis (16-6) in 23rd and 20 points ahead of Barry (20-2) in 25th. Michigan Tech, 18-4 overall and 10-1 in the GLIAC, improved from last week's ranking after going 2-1 at the 2018 Midwest Region Crossover with wins over Truman State and Tiffin and a four-set loss to Rockhurst, ranked 10th at the time and now ranked 14th.

Northern State (21-1) is the new number one in the latest poll, receiving 1166 total points and 39 first-place votes. Also appearing in the top five this week is No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney (24-1) with 1116 points and four first-place votes, No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul (19-4) with 1042 points, No. 4 Western Washington (17-3) with 1006 points and one first-place vote, and Cal State San Bernardino (18-2) with 988 points and three first-place votes.

Michigan Tech, Ferris State (18-4) at No. 9, and Ashland (18-5) receiving votes all represent the GLIAC in this week's poll. Representing the Midwest Region in the poll is Michigan Tech, Ferris State, Ashland, No. 8 Drury (20-3), No. 14 Rockhurst (22-3), No. 23 Lewis, Illinois-Springfield (18-4), and Findlay (16-5).

Michigan Tech hosts Lake Superior State (5-17, 2-9 GLIAC) and Saginaw Valley State (15-7, 8-3 GLIAC) this weekend in two of the final three regular season home matches of the season. The Huskies will play the Lakers on Friday (Oct. 19) at 7 p.m., and will take on the Cardinals on Saturday (Oct. 20) at 3 p.m.