Armstrong Slips To No. 19 In AVCA DII Top 25 Coaches' Poll
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State University volleyball squad dropped four spots to No. 19 in the latest AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll, released today by the organization.
Following its first loss of the season on Wednesday, Armstrong (33-1) tumbled from No. 15 to No. 19 after a 2-1 week that wrapped up the 2011 regular season. The loss came to Flagler, who was one of two teams to enter the national rankings this week, coming in at No. 24.
The Pirates have been ranked in nine straight polls dating back to Sept. 12 and Armstrong continues to lead the nation in victories. This week is the 2011 PBC Tournament in Augusta, Ga., where the Pirates are the No. 1 seed. Armstrong will face No. 8 seed Lander on Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:00 p.m.
Cal State San Bernardino (24-0) is the third new team at the top of the AVCA rankings in the last three weeks, while Minnesota Duluth (27-1) is second, followed by Concordia St. Paul (26-2) in third, Washburn (28-1) in fourth and Tampa (28-1) in fifth.
Click here to view the complete AVCA Division II Top 25 rankings for Nov. 7.
Should the Pirates and Flagler meet in the upcoming PBC Tournament, it will be the first time two Peach Belt schools will meet while nationally ranked since November 13, 2004, when No. 7 North Florida defeated No. 21 Armstrong in the 2004 PBC Tournament Championship match.