A loss to then-No. 11 St. Cloud pushed the Minnesota Duluth volleyball team down two spots to No. 5 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II top 25 poll.

The Bulldogs, now 20-3, are a notch ahead of NSIC rival Concordia-St. Paul (19-4). The NSIC's Northern State (20-3) is No. 7, St. Cloud State (19-4) moved up to No. 8, Wayne State (19-5) is No. 13 and Winona State (18-5) is No. 16. The conference's Southwest Minnesota State (14-9) is No. 18 and Upper Iowa (16-7) is No. 22.

Cal State San Bernardino (21-0) remains No. 1, followed by Nebraska-Kearney (26-0) at No. 2, Washburn (22-2) at No. 3 and Western Washington (21-2) at No. 4.