Wildcat Volleyball Holds At #8 In Second Central Region Rankings

Wildcat Volleyball Holds At #8 In Second Central Region Rankings
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – With the NSIC Volleyball regular season coming to an end this weekend and the league tournament to begin next week, there was also some movement in the top 10 Central Region poll.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, the Wildcat volleyball program remained #8 with their 18-6 in-region record and 19-6 DII record at the time of the second announcement. WSC is currently 20-6 overall and 13-5 NSIC (fourth).

Wayne State College is also ranked 15th in this week’s AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Wildcats close out the regular season this weekend at home hosting #11 St. Cloud State Friday night at 6 p.m. and Minnesota Duluth Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Rice Auditorium.

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 December 2-4 or 3-5. 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.

Central Missouri (MIAA) remained #1, followed by #2 Northwest Missouri State (MIAA) who moved up two spots; #3 Washburn (MIAA) was up a spot; #4 St. Cloud State (NSIC) up two spots; #5 Winona State (NSIC) down three spots; #6 Nebraska-Kearney (MIAA) up one spot; #7 Concordia-St. Paul (NSIC) down two spots; #8 WSC (NSIC) remained the same; #9 Oklahoma Baptist (GAC) remained the same and #10 Southwest Minnesota State (remained the same).

The NCAA Volleyball selection show will be streamed online on Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on NCAA.com.

The championship quarterfinals, semifinals and final match will take place Thursday-Saturday, December 9 – 11, at the Bob Martinez Athletics Center in Tampa, Florida.