Another week at No. 5 for Lady Tornado Volleyball

GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College held onto the No. 5 slot in the latest NCCAA Division I Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the national office announced Wednesday.

King's rating slipped from 6.12 to 5.90, but the Lady Tornado held onto the Top-5 position. In two matches last week the Lady Tornado lost a 3-1 match to Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University before a 3-0 sweep of Bluefield State (W.Va.) College. King ended the week at 16-3. The Lady Tornado has already picked up two wins this week, a pair of 3-0 sweeps over Concord (W.Va.) University and Southern Virginia University on Tuesday.

Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University owned the top spot again with Campbellsville (Ky.) University moving to No. 2. Trinity Christian (Ill.) College also improved a position to No. 3 as Malone (Ohio) University slipped to No. 4.

Asbury (Ky.) University started the next five once again while Geneva (Pa.) College was a spot higher at No. 7. Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University, Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) University and Trinity International (Ill.) University rounded out the Top-10.

The Mid-East and East Regions both placed three teams in the Top-10 for a second straight week. The Mid-East was represented by Campbellsville, King and Asbury as the region had half of the Top-6 teams. The East had Mount Vernon Nazarene, Malone and Geneva in the Top-10. The South placed Palm Beach Atlantic and Southern Wesleyan in the Top-10. Trinity Christian came from the North Central and Spring Arbor from the Midwest.

This week King was in a group of eight teams with a winning percentage of over 80.0 as the Lady Tornado was sixth at 84.2 in the report. The Lady Tornado's three losses rank tied for fourth for fewest defeats by any NCCAA squad so far in 2010.

Next on the schedule for King will be a trip to Tusculum (Tenn.) College Friday to play a 7 p.m. match. The Lady Tornado was overtaken 3-2 by Tusculum on Sept. 21 in Bristol.