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Crusaders Ranked Third in Latest NTCA Poll
The Crusaders are currently ranked third in the nation.
The Crusaders are currently ranked third in the nation.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valparaiso remained among the top squads in the nation with the release of the February National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) coaches poll on Saturday, as the Crusaders came in ranked #3 nationally.

Valpo, which had been ranked #1 in the nation in the last version of both the media poll and the coaches poll, took the third spot with 622 points and received four first-place votes.  Fairleigh Dickinson (67-15) ascended to #1 and earned 21 first-place votes, while Sacred Heart (47-14) took one first-place vote and is ranked #2 nationally.  Arkansas State (48-16) and Maryland Eastern Shore (62-22) round out the top-five teams.

Valparaiso (57-22) returns to the lanes in two weekends, heading to the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., hosted by #17 Alabama A&M.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler