Wayne State Volleyball Up Two Spots In Regional Poll

Wayne State Volleyball Up Two Spots In Regional Poll
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – As the Wayne State College volleyball team prepares for the opening round of the NSIC Tournament, the team moved up a couple spots in the third NCAA Division II Regional Rankings.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, the ‘Cats are now seventh in the Central Region joining five other NSIC teams ranked inside the top 10.

#12 WSC is 24-6 overall as they finished fifth in the league with a 14-6 conference record.

Nebraska-Kearney (MIAA) remains as the top team in the region followed by three NSIC teams of Northern State, Minnesota Duluth and Concordia-St. Paul second – fourth. Northern moved up two spots while UMD and CSP both fell a spot. Washburn (MIAA) remained fifth, St. Cloud State (NSIC) stayed sixth as teams following WSC saw Central Missouri (MIAA) fall back one spot to eighth, Winona State (NSIC) up a spot to ninth and #10 Northwest Missouri State (MIAA) fell back two spots.

#5 Wayne State College and #4 St. Cloud State meet in the first round of the NSIC Volleyball Tournament on Friday, November 22. The match is set for 5 p.m. from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The NCAA Volleyball selection show will be streamed online on Monday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.

Teams from the NSIC, Mid-America Athletic Association and Great American Conference make up the NCAA Central Region. The top eight teams in the region will advance to the NCAA region tournament on December 5-7. 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 championship quarterfinals, semifinals and final match will take place Thursday-Saturday, December 12-14, at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Central Region

Rank School (Conf) In-Reg DII Rec LW
1 Nebraska-Kearney (MIAA) 27-0 28-0 1
2 Northern State (NSIC) 24-4 24-4 4
3 Minnesota Duluth (NSIC) 20-4 23-5 2
4 Concordia-St. Paul (NSIC) 18-6 22-7 3
5 Washburn (MIAA) 22-2 26-2 5
6 St. Cloud State (NSIC) 18-5 23-5 6
7 Wayne State (NSIC) 20-6 24-6 9
8 Central Missouri (MIAA) 17-6 21-8 7
9 Winona State (NSIC) 14-7 21-7 10
10 Northwest Missouri State (MIAA) 18-8 20-8 8