INDIANAPOLIS, In. The Michigan Tech volleyball team is ranked fifth in the Midwest in this week's NCAA Regional Rankings. The Huskies are also No. 22 in the AVCA Coaches' Poll.
Tech is 20-5 overall and 12-2 in the GLIAC. The Black and Gold also hold a 19-4 record against in-region opponents. Teams ahead of the Huskies in the regional rankings are Lewis (24-4), Hillsdale (21-3), Missouri-St. Louis (25-3), and Ferris State (21-5).
The Huskies have been to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments as an at-large selection and have won 20 matches for the third season in a row. They wrap up the regular season this weekend at Lake Superior State Friday and Saginaw Valley State Saturday. Tech clinched a home GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal match on Wednesday, November 20 to begin the playoffs.
The regional rankings determine the potential seedings in the NCAA Tournament in each region. A team's in-region record and in-region RPI is given much greater weight than a team's overall record or overall RPI. The top eight in each region are selected for the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Regional Rankings - November 13, 2019
Team In-Region Overall
1. Lewis 15-3 24-4
2. Hillsdale 16-3 21-3
3. Missouri-St. Louis 24-3 25-3
4. Ferris State 17-4 21-5
5. Michigan Tech 19-4 20-5
6. Rockhurst 20-5 23-6
7. Ashland 22-6 22-6
8. UIndy 16-7 18-8
9. Saginaw Valley State 16-6 18-7
10. Bellarmine 17-8 18-10