No. 1 Hope
No. 2 Calvin
No. 3 Cal Lutheran
No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.)
St. Thomas (25-2 overall, 9-1 MIAC) closes its regular season on Saturday with a match in Winona against St. Mary’s.
With a victory on Saturday, the Tommies would tie Augsburg for the conference title –- the program’s seventh consecutive outright or shared MIAC championship -– and claim the top seed for next week’s MIAC playoffs.
UST won 3-0 on Wednesday at Northwestern to extend its road victory streak to 18 dating back to Sept. 2012.
No. 5 Elmhurst
Elmhurst travels to the Benedictine tournament this weekend before hosting Millikin in a CCIW showdown on Tuesday.
Elmhurst will face host Benedictine and Lawrence on Friday before taking on Concordia (Ill.) and DePauw on Saturday.
Wednesday, Elmhurst remained unbeaten in the CCIW after sweeping Illinois Wesleyan 25-14, 25-9, 25-13.
No. 6 Emory
The No. 6-ranked Eagles get back into action this Friday and Saturday when they host the Emory National Invitational. Other teams competing include SUNY-Cortland, Berry, Juniata and Trinity (Texas).
Emory sports an overall record of 24-3. This weekend's Invitational marks the Eagles' first action since Oct. 19-20 when they posted a 2-2 mark at the University Athletic Association Round Robin II in St. Louis. Emory holds down the No. 6 position in this week's AVCA Top 25 Poll.
No. 7 St. Benedict (Minn.)
No. 8 Washington-St. Louis
Washington-St. Louis volleyball team hosts its final three regular-season matches of the season Friday and Saturday at the WU Field House.
Washington U. (22-5) takes on Michigan-Dearborn (10-28) at 7:15 p.m. Friday on Senior Night. Prior to the match the Bears will honor their four seniors - right-side hitter Tessa Blood, outside hitter Meghan Byrne, defensive specialist Tanya Marvi and middle/outside hitter Emily Tulloch. In their four seasons, the seniors have helped Washington U. to a 122-15 (.891) overall record and a 74-3 (.961) record at home.
The Bears close out the regular-season with two matches during the Bears Invitational Saturday. Washington U. faces Wisconsin Lutheran College (9-22) at 10 a.m., followed by a meeting with Buffalo State (21-8).
No. 9 Juniata
Juniata travels to the Emory National Invite in Atlanta, Ga., this weekend. The Eagles will face No. 6 Emory on Friday night, followed by No. 15 Trinity (Texas) and SUNY-Cortland on Saturday.
The Eagles finished last week 3-0, with two wins against regionally ranked opponents, and were named 2013 Wid Guisler Invitational champions.
No. 10 Wittenberg