After going 4-0 at the SE Iowa Invitational this past weekend and increasing their winning streak to six games, the Butler women's volleyball team moved up two spots to No. 15 in the NJCAA Division II Top 20 national poll, which was released Wednesday.
In addition to the six-game winning streak, Butler (11-4 overall, 2-1 conference) has won eight of its last nine matches. The Grizzlies won a three-set match at Neosho County on Wednesday. At the SE Iowa Invitational, Butler defeated East Central (Mo.) in three sets, then beat Lake Land (Ill.) in four sets on Friday. Then on Saturday, Butler continued to roll with straight-set wins over Carl Sandburg (Ill.) and Lewis & Clark (Ill.) to finish off the event.
The Grizzlies are one of four KJCCC schools currently ranked this week. Cowley (1), Johnson County (4) and Kansas City Kansas (18) are the other conference teams that are ranked in the poll.
The Grizzlies host Cowley on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and then travel to Longview (Mo.) on Friday at 6 p.m. Butler returns home to face Coffeyville next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
|NJCAA Volleyball Division II Top 20 National Poll | September 18, 2013|
|Rank||College||Record||Points|| 1st place
|6.||Central CC-Columbus, Neb.
|9.||Lincoln Land, Ill.||14-1||72||0||9|
|11.||Grand Rapids, Mich.||12-3||60||0||3|
|14.||Moraine Valley, Ill.||8-3||42||0||14|
|16.||Catawba Valley, N.C.||14-0||30||0||18|
|18.||Kansas City Kansas||8-3||18||0||19|
|20.||Columbus State, Ohio||13-3||6||0||NR|
Other schools receiving votes: Des Moines Area, Iowa (10-4); Sinclair, Ohio (15-2); Bismarck State, N.D. (17-3); North Platte, Neb. (10-4); Vincennes, Ind. (12-6); North Dakota State College of Science (10-1); Neosho County, Kan. (10-5); St. Clair County, Mich. (15-4), Waubonsee, Ill. (14-3), Kalamazoo Valley, Mich. (8-1).