Blinn Still Third In NJCAA Volleyball Poll

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2006 national runner-up Western Nebraska Community College (Scottsbluff, Neb.) remains in the top spot in the Division I Volleyball regular-season poll for the third-consecutive week. The Cougars are followed by 2004 runner-up Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, Utah) in second and 2006 fifth-place finisher Blinn College (Brenham, Texas) in third.

Western Nebraska has improved to 31-1 overall with wins over Seward County, Colby, Sheridan, Western Wyoming, Northwest Wyoming, Mile City and Casper last wee. The Cougars are led by Jennifer Eichler (3.7 kills per game), Shawntell Jones (1.2 blocks per game), Soriana Pacheco (10.4 assists per game, 1.1 aces per game) and Nayka Benitez (3.7 digs per game, 1.0 aces per game). Complete Western Nebraska statistics.

Salt Lake improved to 30-1 with wins over Central Wyoming and Snow last week. The Bruins are led by Cinthia Silva (3.5 kills per game), Talita Santos (0.9 blocks per game), Michaela Hanakova (10.7 assists per game), Morgan Lloyd (4.2 digs per game) and Samantha Richard (0.65 aces per game). Complete Salt Lake statistics.

Blinn College improves to 18-0 this week with twins over Tyler College and Allen Community College last week. The Buccaneers are led by Sabrina Daniel (3.3 kills per game), Lina Vangeas (1.8 blocks per game), Caroline Witte (11.3 assists per game), Sydney Milburn (3.7 digs per game) and Hayley Ball (1.3 aces per game). Complete Blinn College statistics.

NJCAA Division I Volleyball national statistics

Notes

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is up two spots to fifth with seven wins last week, including wins over #5 Frank Phillips, #13 Tyler, #16 Redlands and #18 Indian Hills.
Frank Phillips drops two spots to seventh with a loss to #7 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
Barton County is up two spots to eighth with six wins last week.
West Plains is down two spots to 11th with a loss to others receiving votes Lake Land (Illinois).
San Jacinto is up two spots to 15th with with wins over Lee, Coastal Bend and Laredo.
Northeastern is up two spots to 17th with seven wins last week.
Florida is up two spots to 18th with four wins last week.
Redlands drops three spots to 19th with losses to #5 Frank Phillips, #13 Tyler and #5 Arkansas-Fort Smith.
Indian Hills-Ottumwa drops two spots to 20th with losses to #5 Arkansas-Fort Smith, #5 Frank Phillips and #13 Tyler.

Place College Location Record Points 1st Pl Votes Last Week
1 Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, NE 31-1 80 4 1
2 Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City, UT 30-1 76 0 2
3 Blinn College Brenham, TX 18-0 72 0 3
4 Miami-Dade College Miami, FL 16-0 68 0 4
5 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR 21-4 64 0 7
6 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA 29-3 60 0 6
7 Frank Phillips College Borger, TX 23-1 56 0 5
8 Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS 18-4 52 0 10
9 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL 13-1 48 0 8
10 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID 28-7 44 0 11
11 Missouri State University - West Plains West Plains, MO 14-6 40 0 9
12 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX 23-6 36 0 13
13 St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg, FL 10-1 32 0 12
14 Seward County Community College Liberal, KS 18-5 28 0 14
15 San Jacinto College-Central Pasadena, TX 12-8 24 0 17
16 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS 15-10 20 0 15
17 Northeastern Junior College Sterling, CO 23-7 16 0 19
18 Florida Community College Jacksonville, FL 14-3 12 0 20
19 Redlands Community College El Reno, OK 15-8 8 0 16
20 Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa Ottumwa, IA 15-6 4 0 18

Other schools receiving votes
College Location Record Points 1st Pl Votes Last Week
Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ 13-5 0 0 NR
Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, AZ 12-9 0 0 NR
Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO 8-7 0 0 NR
Lake Land College (Illinois) Mattoon, IL 10-7 0 0 NR
Laredo Community College Laredo, TX 6-5 0 0 NR
Midland College Midland, TX 12-8 0 0 NR
Navarro College Corsicana, TX 18-9 0 0 NR
New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, NM 17-8 0 0 NR
North Idaho College Coeur d' Alene, ID 15-5 0 0 NR
Panola College Carthage, TX 13-4 0 0 NR
Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey, FL 14-5 0 0 NR
Sheridan College Sheridan, WY 17-4 0 0 NR
Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg, SC 7-1 0 0 NR