In the first girls volleyball coaches poll of the 2016 season RHAM is on top, but first place votes are scattered throughout the top 10 and even beyond.
No. 2 Amity and No. 4 Greenwich are the two other teams to receive multiple 1st-place votes, but nine teams in total — including three outside the top 15 — have garnered a No. 1 spot from a voter.
The only defending state champion to appear in this poll is Coventry, the reigning Class S title holder.
Others receiving votes: Avon (3-1) 102; Darien (2-1) 90; Ridgefield (3-0) 86; Lyman Memorial (4-0) 82; Mercy (4-0) 78.
Others receiving 1st-place votes: Torrington (5-0) 64 ; Brien McMahon (2-0) 58 ; Danbury (3-1) 38 .
The following coaches voted: Michelle Abraham, New Britain; Craig Brown, East Haven; Jen DeLorenzo, Plainville; Tim Guernsey, RHAM; Mackenzie Moosbrugger, Weston; Adam Bottone, Woodstock Academy; Kevin Wesche, Naugatuck; Matt Warner, Glastonbury; Laura Arena, Farmington; Michael Stango, Kennedy; Lidania Cibere, Ridgefield; Matt Narwold, Fairfield Warde; James Amato, Woodland; Marty Gomez, Lyman Memorial; Jon Mercado; Notre Dame-Fairfield; Curt Burns, Avon; Jonathan Heller, Career Magnet; Briana Daniele, Wolcott; Jon Shepro, Staples; Petros Georgiou, Brien McMahon; Bob Tarigo, Berlin; Steve Brienza, Wilton; Richard Heitz, Southington; LeAnne Bianchine, Shelton; Ashley Alexander, East Catholic; Seth Davis, Amity; Mike Smeriglio, Stamford; Chuck Drda, Lewis Mills; Bill Howard, Norwich Free Academy; Ali Welch, Westhill; Dan Vogt, Killingly.
Compiled by Tim Guernsey.