Three Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference (NACC) institutions are receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Men's Preseason Poll.
Dominican University ranks seventh with 209 points, while Benedictine University is 14th with 59 points. Milwaukee School of Engineering is also receiving votes with 12.
Dominican gets underway Tuesday, Jan. 15, with a match at Lewis University. MSOE begins the following weekend (Jan. 18-19) at the Jim Coleman Invitational hosted by Wittenberg University. Benedictine opens up the same weekend with home matches against No. 6 NYU on Jan. 19 and No. 11 Stevenson and Augustana (Ill.) on Jan. 20. Conference play begins Wednesday, Feb. 6, when Concordia Wisconsin hosts MSOE, and concludes Saturday, April 6 with a full slate of four matches.
AVCA DIVISION III MEN'S PRESEASON COACHES POLL: JANUARY 3, 2019
|Rank||School (First-Place Votes)||Total Points
|5||SUNY New Paltz||245||19-8||8|
|9||UC Santa Cruz||146||26-10||10|
Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Lancaster Bible 25; Endicott 19; Rivier 19; MSOE 12; North Central (IL) 9
Four teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 18 combined points.
Next Poll: January 22