GV teams continue to climb national polls
The Grand Valley State University athletic program continues to impress early in the fall season, as four of its teams are currently ranked in the top-10 according to the official website of the NCAA.
The No. 1 GVSU women’s soccer team leads the way with a 4-0-1 record to start the year. The team is yet to surrender a goal and is looking like an early favorite to win the top spot in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. GVSU also boasts the top women’s cross country team in the nation, as the Lakers checked in at No. 1 to start the season in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while the men’s team is listed as the No. 3 team. The No. 9 football team appears to be the favorite in the GLIAC early on, as the team began its 2013 campaign with three victories at home. The Lakers have out-scored their opponents 111-49. The No. 19 volleyball team has also garnered some recognition in AVCA Division II Coaches Poll, as the team has knocked off three top-25 opponents on its way to an 8-2 start. The team had not been ranked in the top-20 for more than two years.