Both ESU and WU are Nationally Ranked In Volleyball

EMPORIA, KAN. (September 24, 2007)--A six match winning streak
including three wins against teams nationally ranked at the time, has
earned the Emporia State volleyball team a #23 national ranking in the
CSTV/AVCA NCAA Division II Top 25. It is the first time the Hornets
have been nationally ranked as a member of the NCAA.

ESU is 13-4 on the year and 3-1 in MIAA action. The Hornets* four
losses are to teams with a combined record of 65-5 on the year. ESU*s
17 opponents so far have a combined record of 174-113 (.606) on the
season.

Emporia State will go after its third straight win against a nationally
ranked opponent when they travel to Topeka Wednesday night to take on #7
Washburn. The Hornets upset the then #18 Lady Blues in the final
regular season game last season. First serve of the first Turnpike
Tussle with both volleyball teams nationally ranked is set for 7 p.m. at
Lee Arena.

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Total Points Record Last
Week
1 Tampa (29) 890 13-1 1
2 Cal State San Bernardino (2) 861 13-1 2
3 Minnesota Duluth (5) 839 15-1 3
4 Southwest Minnesota State 774 13-2 6
5 Central Missouri 757 18-1 5
6 Concordia-St. Paul 708 14-2 4
7 Washburn 697 18-1 7
8 Truman 643 15-3 8
9 Florida Southern 597 12-4 9
10 Grand Valley State 576 15-2 11
11 Augustana (S.D.) 492 13-4 13
12 SIU Edwardsville 487 13-3 14
13 Ashland 433 14-2 10
14 Pittsburg State 407 16-3 12
15 Hillsdale 400 14-4 17
16 Minnesota State 363 12-3 15
17 Cal State L.A. 353 9-4 16
18 West Texas A&M 301 13-5 19
19 Chico State 275 11-4 20
20 UC San Diego 178 9-5 21
21 Nebraska-Omaha 166 8-5 18
22 Nebraska-Kearney 112 13-3 25
23 Emporia State 95 14-3 NR
24 Northern Kentucky 71 15-4 22
25 Indianapolis 55 15-1 NR
Others Receiving Votes and listed on two or more ballots: South Dakota
44; Rockhurst 35; Northwood (MI) 30; West Florida 20; Cal Poly Pomona
12; Western Washington 11; Findlay 6; Lewis 6.


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