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Exploring the Polls: 11-18-13 (It’s Cold at the Top)

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Here’s DigNittany’s North Pole Poll (It’s Cold at the Top), in which we lift the AVCA poll votes of Russ Rose, John Dunning and Christy Johnson-Lynch (a link to all the votes can be found in the lower left-hand column of the AVCA poll page if you Click Here) and add the votes of our own lionsfan.

Texas still #1 and Washington edges out Penn State for the #2 slot, but the B1G still looking good, with two teams in our Top 10 (eight are in the AVCA Top-25!).  Christy Johnson-Lynch appears to like the B1G more than we do, with three B1G teams in her Top-10.

DigNittanyVolleyball's North Pole Poll (It's Cold at the Top) 11-18-13

Rank
North
Pole
Poll
North
Pole
Poll
Points
Russ
Rose's
AVCA
Top 10
John
Dunning's
AVCA
Top 10
Christy
Johnson-
Lynch's
AVCA
Top10
Lionsfan's
Top 10
1Texas38WashingtonTexasWashingtonTexas
2Washington36TexasPenn StateTexasPenn State
3Penn State34Penn StateWashingtonPenn StateWashington
4Missouri26StanfordMissouriMissouriNebraska
5Stanford23MissouriStanfordStanfordMissouri
6 (tie)Florida18NebraskaFloridaFloridaFlorida
6 (tie)Nebraska18Southern
Cal
Southern
Cal
NebraskaStanford
8Southern
Cal
12FloridaSan
Diego
San
Diego
San
Diego
9San
Diego
11San
Diego
NebraskaSouthern
Cal
Southern
Cal
10Colorado
State
3Colorado
State
Colorado
State
MinnesotaColorado
State

For comparison, here are the AVCA and Rich Kern Top 10 polls (with Pablo rankings — courtesy of Rich Kern):

AVCA, Rich Kern and Pablo - 11-18-13

School
Wins
Losses
Conf.
Texas115192Big-12
Penn State221242B1G
Washington332231Pac-12
Missouri446310SEC
Stanford553205Pac-12
Nebraska669214B1G
Florida774243SEC
Southern
Cal
887225Pac-12
San Diego998233West Coast
Colorado
State
101214250Mountain West
Minnesota111011236B1G
Wisconsin151321208B1G
Michigan
State
171517208B1G
Michigan1817151710B1G
Illinois2019221412
Purdue2522311611B1G

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