October 6, 2010

Lady Tornado Volleyball back into NCCAA Top 5

GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College moved up three spots in this week's NCCAA Division I Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the national office announced Wednesday. The Lady Tornado was the biggest mover in the Top-10 going from No. 8 to No. 5.

King used a rating of 6.12, up from the 5.67 a week earlier. The Burbridge was helped by a 5-0 week in all road or neutral site matches including four NCAA Division II wins at the East Stroudsburg State Farm Classic over the weekend. The Lady Tornado ended the week at 15-2 with a six-match winning streak.

The top-two were the same again with Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University at No. 1 and Malone (Ohio) University No. 2. Mount Vernon's Burbridge was 6.74 while Malone's was 6.35. Campbellsville (Ky.) University and Trinity Christian (Ill.) College switched places as Campbellsville went to No. 3 and Trinity Christian to No. 4.

Asbury (Ky.) University started the next five while Spring Arbor (Mich.) University climbed to No. 7. Geneva (Pa.) College remained No. 8 with Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University falling from No. 5 to No. 9. Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) University leaped into the Top-10 at the No. 10 spot.

Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College fell out of the Top-10, going from No. 7 to No. 13.

The Mid-East and East Regions both placed three teams in the Top-10. 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.

The Lady Tornado's 88.2 winning percentage in the report ranked fourth and King was one of seven teams with a winning percentage over 80.0.  King also was sixth in set winning percentage at 76.6.

King has a 0-1 mark this week after a 3-1 setback Tuesday against Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University. The Lady Tornado, now at 15-3, will return to action against Bluefield State (W.Va.) College Thursday at 6:30 p.m. inside the Student Center Complex.

2010 NCCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

(Burbridge Power Value Rating System)

 

Rank

Last week

College/University

Record

Power Rating

1

1

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)

25-2

6.741

2

2

Malone University (OH)

20-3

6.348

3

4

Campbellsville University (KY)

16-5

6.286

4

3

Trinity Christian College (IL)

17-4

6.238

5

T8

King College (TN)

15-2

6.118

6

6

Asbury University (KY)

16-1

5.824

7

10

Spring Arbor University (MI)

9-8

5.765

8

T8

Geneva College (PA)

16-2

5.722

9

5

Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)

11-2

5.615

10

RV

Southern Wesleyan University (SC)

11-5

5.563

Others Receiving Votes:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IN); Trinity International University (IL); Roberts Wesleyan College (NY).