INDIANAPOLIS, IN (NorthernSun.org) – The third NCAA Volleyball Regional Rankings have been released and the NSIC continues to have five teams ranked in the central region. Wayne State remains atop the region, followed by Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota Duluth in second and third. SMSU moved up a spot to sixth as did St. Cloud State into nine in the final ranking.
The NSIC, the Mid-America Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Great American Conference (GAC) make up the 39-team NCAA Central Region. The top eight teams in the region will advance to the NCAA region tournament on November 17-20. Automatic bids are granted to the winners of the MIAA, GAC and NSIC postseason tournaments, with the remaining five spots awarded on an at-large basis.
The NSIC Volleyball Tournament gets underway this Friday in St. Paul, Minnesota, hosted by Concordia University, St. Paul.
The NCAA Volleyball selection show will be streamed online on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 p.m. (CT) on NCAA.com.
Rk School (Conf) In-Reg DII Rec LW
1 Wayne State (NSIC) 23-1 28-1 1
2 Concordia-St. Paul (NSIC) 19-4 24-4 2
3 Minnesota Duluth (NSIC) 21-3 25-3 3
4 Northwest Missouri State (MIAA) 17-3 23-5 4
5 Nebraska-Kearney (MIAA) 20-4 24-4 5
6 Southwest Minnesota State (NSIC) 19-5 23-5 7
7 Central Missouri (MIAA) 17-6 19-10 6
8 Central Oklahoma (MIAA) 22-6 24-6 8
9 St. Cloud State (NSIC) 17-5 23-5 10
10 Harding (GAC) 22-0 27-1 NR