NSU VB Moving On Up In Final Central Region Poll

Indianapolis, IN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University volleyball team moved up two spots in the Central Region to No. 8 in the latest NCAA release. The release includes games through Sunday, November 12.

NSU is joined by NSIC opponents No. 1 Wayne State, No. 2 Concordia-St. Paul, No. 3 Southwest Minnesota State, No. 7 St. Cloud State, No. 9 Minnesota Duluth, and No. 10 Winona State. Wayne State and St. Cloud State will face-off in the NSIC semifinals, while Minnesota Duluth will face Concordia-St. Paul.

The NSIC, the Mid-America Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Great American Conference (GAC) make up the 38-team NCAA Central Region. The top eight teams in the region will advance to the NCAA region tournament on November 30- December 3. 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 NCAA Volleyball selection show will be streamed online on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on NCAA.com. The championship quarterfinals, semifinals and final match will take place Thursday-Saturday, December 7-10, at the UPMC Events Center in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

Central Region 

RK School (Conf) In-Reg DII Rec LW
1 Wayne State (NSIC) 25-1 26-1 1
2 Concordia-St. Paul (NSIC) 23-2 25-2 2
3 Southwest Minnesota State (NSIC) 21-4 23-5 3
4 Central Missouri (MIAA) 18-4 21-7 5
5 Central Oklahoma (MIAA) 24-4 26-4 6
6 Nebraska-Kearney (MIAA) 24-4 24-4 4
7 St. Cloud State (NSIC) 16-6 20-7 8
8 Northern State (NSIC) 18-8 19-8 10
9 Minnesota Duluth (NSIC) 14-8 17-9 7
10 Winona State (NSIC) 17-8 18-9 9