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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s volleyball team is ranked 10th in the Bison/AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division I-II Men’s Coaches Top 15 Poll released Monday by the AVCA. The Buckeyes moved up to 10th after being ranked 11th for the last three weeks. This marks the highest regular season ranking for the Buckeyes this season. They were tied for 10th in the preseason poll.

Ohio State (14-10 overall) opens play in the MIVA Tournament Thursday in St. John Arena at 7:30 p.m. against Loyola-Chicago (17-9) in the second semifinal match. Lewis (21-7) faces Ball State (17-9) in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. Admission for the two matches is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Bison/AVCA Division I-II Men’s Coaches Top 15 Poll

Poll #15: April 20, 2009

Rank

School

(First-Place Votes)

Total Points

2009 Record

Last Week

1

UC Irvine (16)

240

25-4

1

2

Pepperdine

219

21-4

3

3

Cal State Northridge

212

24-6

2

4

Southern California

182

18-10

7

5

Penn State

174

23-3

6

6

Stanford

164

21-11

4

7

Brigham Young

147

17-13

5

8

Long BeachState

127

14-14

8

9

UCLA

112

14-16

9

10

Ohio State

92

14-10

11

11

UC San Diego

81

13-15

10

12

Lewis

63

21-7

12

13

Loyola-Chicago

41

17-9

14

14

Hawai’i

26

9-18

13

15

UC Santa Barbara

21

8-19

15

Others Receiving Votes and appearing on two or more ballots:  Ball State 15

 Two teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of four combined points.

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