INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After splitting a pair of matches last week, the Alaska Anchorage volleyball team dropped three spots to No. 10 in Wednesday’s final version of the NCAA Division II West Region rankings.
With a 19-6 overall record against Div. II competition, the Seawolves are one of three Great Northwest Athletic Conference teams among the top 10 in the West, along with No. 1 Western Washington (23-3) and No. 6 Central Washington (20-5).
California Collegiate Athletic Association leaders Cal State San Bernardino (23-2), Cal State LA (20-4) and Cal Poly Pomona (20-4) are ranked 2-3-4, while Pacific West Conference program Azusa Pacific (21-6) remained No. 5.
Chaminade (21-5) moved up one spot and Cal State Monterey Bay (16-9) climbed into the last potential playoff spot at No. 8.
No. 9 Cal State East Bay (15-11) and UAA would now need to move up with this week’s results to earn a berth.
The GNAC and Pac West regular-season champions and CCAA Tournament champion receive automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament, along with the next five highest ranked teams at the conclusion of the season. The NCAA Div. II Volleyball Championships selection show will air at 6 p.m. Sunday at ncaa.com.
Currently third in the GNAC with a 13-5 mark, the Seawolves play their regular-season finales this week, taking on Central Washington on Thursday (6 p.m. AST) and Northwest Nazarene on Saturday (11 a.m. AST). Both matches can be seen at gnac.tv.
NCAA Div. II West Region Volleyball Rankings
Nov. 7, 2018
Rk Team vs West vs DII Conf.
1 Western Washington 22-1 23-3 GNAC
2 Cal State San Bernardino 23-2 22-2 CCAA
3 Cal State LA 20-4 20-3 CCAA
4 Cal Poly Pomona 20-4 21-3 CCAA
5 Azusa Pacific 21-6 19-6 PWC
6 Central Washington 20-5 20-5 GNAC
7 Chaminade 21-5 21-5 PWC
8 Cal State Monterey Bay 14-10 15-11 CCAA
9 Cal State East Bay 14-10 15-11 CCAA
10 Alaska Anchorage 17-6 19-6 GNAC
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