Cal State volleyball team now No. 1

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team garnered 28 of 31 first-place votes and moved up to No. 1 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll released on Monday.

The Coyotes (24-0, 19-0) spent much of the season at No. 3 and were No. 2 last week. The top spot became up for grabs when No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth lost to reigning national champion Concordia-St. Paul.

The Coyotes posted 3-0 wins last week over Humboldt State and Sonoma State, with the win over the Seawolves securing them a sixth straight CCAA title and ninth in 11 years.

The Coyotes have three matches left, all at Coussoulis Arena. They host nemesis UC San Diego at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Cal State Monterey Bay at 5 p.m. on Friday and close out the regular season on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Cal State Monterey Bay.

Here’s the top 25 rundown:

1. Cal State San Bernardino 24-0

2. Minnesota-Duluth 27-1

3. Concordia-St. Paul (26-2)

4. Washburn (28-1)

5. Tampa, Fla. (28-1)

6. Nebraska_kearney (26-1)

7. Central Missouri (24-4)

8. Hillsdale (26-2)

9. Southwest Minnesota State (21-6)

10. Wayne State (Neb) (22-7)

11.Metro State (22-5)

12. Ferris State (25-2)

13.West Texas A&M (31-2)

14. Wingate, N.C. (27-0)

15. UC San Diego  (19-4)

16. Northern Kentucky (24-4)

17. Lewis (23-5)

18. Angelo State (28-4)

19. Armstrong Atlantic (33-1)

20. Minnesota State (18-8)

21. Indianapolis (19-7)

22. Eckerd (22-4)

23. Sonoma State (19-6)

24. Flagler (25-6)

25. Regis (21-8)

      Seattle Pacific (20-6)

     Wheeling Jesuit (30-3)