LEXINGTON, Ky. – After winning its 15th consecutive match and claiming a share of the NSIC regular season title, Concordia-St. Paul climbed to the No. 1 ranking in the latest AVCA Coaches' Top 25 Poll, released on Monday.

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The Golden Bears finished the regular season with a 25-3 overall record. CU has been ranked 130 times in program history and a Division II-record 44 times at No. 1.

Through 28 games this season, head coach Brady Starkey’s squad leads the nation in kills per set (15.7), assists per set (14.7) and is second in hitting percentage (.337).

Previously top-ranked Southwest Minnesota State fell two spots to tie with Nebraska-Kearney for No. 2, which pushed Washburn down one spot to No. 4. Minnesota Duluth remained No. 5 in the poll, but is now tied for the spot with BYU-Hawaii, which jumped three spots.

No new teams entered the poll.