Thanks to a pair of conference wins over the weekend, combined with a pair of losses for Nebraska-Kearney, the Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team sits atop the American Volleyball Coaches' Association Top 25 Coaches' poll.
It is the first time in program history that the Mustangs have been ranked No. 1 nationally.
SMSU defeated Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponents Bemidji State (Friday) and Minnesota-Crookston (Saturday) to improve to 18-1 on the season.
Nebraska-Kearney dropped to No. 5 in the poll after weekend losses to Wayne State and Truman.
Tampa takes over the second spot, trailing the Mustangs 792 points to 729. Washburn (No. 3) and Concordia-St. Paul (No. 4) round out the top 5.
Other NSIC schools in the AVCA poll include Minnesota-Duluth (No. 6), Minnesota State-Mankato (No. 13) and Wayne State (No. 18).