LEXINGTON, Ky. -- St. Benedict made its long-awaited return to the national rankings on Tuesday, coming in at No. 25 in the AVCA top 25.

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The Blazers spent the last seven weeks receiving votes, but not enough to jump into the coaches' poll. After opening the season in the receiving votes section, the Blazers made their 2012 debut in the poll, coming in at No. 18 on Sept. 4.

After two weeks, the Blazers fell out and did not return until Tuesday.

Most recently, the Blazers posted a 3-0 week, scoring three key regional victories, including a road sweep against Carleton who entered the week ranked eighth in the Central Region.

At 24-4 on the season, St. Benedict is one of two MIAC teams in the top 25, behind No. 7 St. Thomas, who has made a home in the top 10 this season. Regional foe Washington-St. Louis checks in at No. 1 for yet another week, while Calvin, Wittenberg, Christopher Newport and Hope round out the top five.