Cal State volleyball team stays No. 3

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team remained No. 3 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll but there was a change at the top.

Reigning champion Concordia-St. Paul lost a conference match to formerly No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth 3-2. It dropped to No. 4 with Duluth moving to No. 2 and Tampa, Fla., moving to 1 from 2.

Cal State Athletic Director Kevin Hatcher said his school is putting the finishing touches on the bid it will submit to host both the NCAA Division II West Region and national tournaments. Paperwork is due on Sunday.

The hosting rights for regionals typically go to the No. 1 team in each region but there are four guidelines that go into the national selection. A West Region representative has not hosted the Elite Eight since Cal State did so in 2003.

Here is the top 25 rundown:

1. Tampa, Fla. 23-0

2. Minnesota-Duluth 23-0

3. Cal State San Bernardino 20-0

4. Concordia-St. Paul 22-1

5. Washburn, Kan. 22-1

6. Nebraska-Kearney 23-1

7. Hillsdale, Mich. 21-2

8. Central Missouri 19-4

9. Southwest Minnesota State 17-6

10. Metro State, Col. 19-4

11. Ferris State, Mich. 19-2

12. West Texas A&M 25-2

13. Wayne State, Neb. 17-6

14. Northern Kentucky 20-3

15. Wingate, N.C. 23-0

16. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 28-0

17. Angelo State, Tex. 25-2

18. UC San Diego 15-4

19. Minnesota State 15-7

20. Lewis, Ill. 18-5

21. Colorado School of Mines 17-6

22. Sonoma State 18-3

23. Indianapolis 15-6

24. Seattle Pacific 16-5

25. Regis, Col. 19-6.