Volleyball Up to 8th in Regional Rankings

Volleyball Up to 8th in Regional Rankings

The University of Findlay volleyball team is ranked eighth in the latest NCAA Division II Midwest Region rankings, which were released on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

The Oilers, who won their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division title since 2003, are 22-6 on the season. It is their second straight 20-win campaign.

Findlay is looking for their first trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament since 2003.  The Oilers earned the four-seed that season, but were upended by Northern Kentucky in the first round.

The top eight teams in the poll at the end of the season will earn the right to compete in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.  The top-seed in the Midwest Region at the end of the year will host the first three rounds of the tourney.

The Oilers open up GLIAC Tournament play on Nov. 12. They earned the three-seed in the tournament and will be hosting Malone at 7:30 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.

Midwest Regional Rankings (In-Region Record, Overall DII Record)

1. Truman St. – 22-1, 25-3
2. Grand Valley St. – 20-2, 21-4
3. Rockhurst – 24-3, 24-3
4. Ferris St. – 20-4, 20-5
5. Indianapolis – 18-8, 18-9
6. Missouri S&T – 17-11, 17-11
7. Lewis – 17-5, 22-6
8. Findlay – 21-6, 22-6
9. Missouri-St. Louis – 15-10, 16-11
10. McKendree – 17-9, 18-11