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Wayne Cavadi | NCAA.com | November 9, 2019

Here are the toughest matches left for the undefeated DII women’s volleyball teams

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No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino and No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney remained perfect after another solid weekend of play. That leaves the two teams as the only ones left in their quest to complete the first perfect season since Concordia-St. Paul ran the table in 2009, going a remarkable 37-0.

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Here's a quick look at how we got here, and what is left. 

No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino

Record: 22-0

Signature wins: Minnesota Duluth, 3-1; Tarleton State, 3-0; Cal State L.A., 3-1, UC San Diego, 3-0; Cal State L.A. 3-1

What's left: The Coyotes are one of two ranked teams in the CCAA as Cal State L.A. jumped back in at No. 24 in Week 6. After sweeping the Tritons in straight-sets on Oct. 12, the Coyotes continued their perfect run through the conference, completing the season sweep of Cal State L.A. on Nov. 1 and Cal State Dominguez Hills on Nov. 2. 

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No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney

Record: 28-0

Signature wins: Rockhurst, 3-1; Washburn, 3-0; Central Oklahoma, 3-0; Central Missouri, 3-2, Northwest Missouri State, 3-1; Washburn, 3-0; Northwest Missouri State, 3-1; Nov. 2 vs. Central Missouri, 3-0

What’s left: The Lopers now have two huge wins against Washburn in straight sets and a pair of wins against Northwest Missouri State, giving them one of the more impressive strength of schedule ratings. The Lopers had yet another big matchup with Central Missouri on Nov. 2 and proved to be a DII elite team in 2019, sweeping the Jennies in straight sets.

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(Signature wins: We considered signature wins as those against teams that have appeared in or received votes in the AVCA poll through games on Oct. 28 as well as in-conference matches against any current top three teams.)

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