Central Missouri volleyball has won four straight matches including three last weekend at the Newman Invitational. They continue to move up in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaches Poll, this week, coming in at No. 9.

The Jens defeated Newman, St. Edward's and Arkansas-Fort Smith last week to improve to 9-2 this season.

UCM is one of three MIAA teams in the top-25. Nebraska-Kearney is ranked first for the second straight week. Central Oklahoma moves up to No. 15. In the Central Region, the Jens are one of eight teams in the top-25, which also includes six in the top-10.

After the Lopers, the rest of the top five is as follows: Northern State, Concordia-St. Paul, Palm Beach Atlantic and Lewis.

The Jennies start MIAA play this week when they travel to Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15.

AVCA Poll - Sept. 10

1. Nebraska-Kearney (34) 12-0

2. Northern State (8) 10-0

3. Concordia-St. Paul (6) 8-2

4. Palm Beach Atlantic 10-0

5. Lewis 8-2

6. Minnesota Duluth 8-2

7. Southwest Minnesota State 7-3

8. Cal State San Bernardino 9-1

9. Central Missouri 9-2

10. West Florida 8-3

11. Ferris State 7-3

12. Rockhurst 9-2

13. Western Washington 7-3

14. Gannon 11-0

15. Central Oklahoma 11-2

16. Tampa 9-1

17. Drury 8-2

18. Wayne State (Neb.) 8-2

19. Wheeling Jesuit 9-3

20. Tarleton State 8-2

21. Regis 5-5

22. Cal State LA 10-0

23. Texas A&M-Commerce 7-4

24. Findlay 7-1

25. Colorado School of Mines 8-2

Dropped Out: Northern Michigan, 23; Florida Southern, 21; Missouri Western, 25.

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Angelo State 109; Northern Michigan 104; Florida Southern 61; Missouri Western 46; Central Washington 42; Cal Poly Pomona 23; Upper Iowa 19; Chaminade 18; Augustana (SD) 17; Barry 17; Truman 17; Michigan Tech 14; Washburn 12; Wingate 11; Minnesota State 2;

11 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 58 combined points.

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