UAA premieres 5th in regional rankings
With a 17-8 overall record, the Seawolves are one of four Great Northwest Athletic Conference teams currently in position to make the eight-team NCAA Regional playoff field in December. Joining UAA in the top eight are No. 6 Western Washington (20-3), No. 7 Central Washington (12-9) and No. 8 Northwest Nazarene (13-6).
UAA leads the GNAC by one-half match over Western Washington in the race for the league’s automatic NCAA berth with five matches remaining in the regular season.
UC San Diego (20-3), BYU-Hawaii (20-1) and Cal State San Bernardino (18-5) – all non-conference opponents of UAA – hold down the top three spots, with Sonoma State sitting fourth. Cal State L.A. and Cal Baptist are ninth and 10th, respectively.
Coming off a road sweep of Saint Martin’s and Western Oregon, the Seawolves return to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex this week to host in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday at 7 p.m.
NCAA Div. II West Region Volleyball Rankings
Nov. 6, 2013
Rk Team vs West vs DII Conf.
1 UC San Diego 19-3 20-3 CCAA
2 BYU-Hawaii 18-1 20-1 PWC
3 Cal St San Bernardino 18-5 18-5 CCAA
4 Sonoma State 18-4 19-4 CCAA
5 Alaska Anchorage 15-8 17-8 GNAC
6 Western Washington 16-3 17-3 GNAC
7 Central Washington 11-8 12-9 GNAC
8 Northwest Nazarene 13-6 13-6 GNAC
9 Cal State Los Angeles 13-9 14-9 CCAA
10 California Baptist 16-8 16-8 PWC