Cougar Volleyball Moves Up in Regional Rankings

Nov. 21, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State moved up from sixth to fourth in the latest NCAA Division I Volleyball Regional Rankings for the Pacific Region, released Nov. 20. The biweekly rankings include the top ten teams in each of the eight regions, achieved through a vote of coaches and administrators in each region using team records as of Nov. 17. The Pacific Region includes the Pacific-10, Big Sky and West Coast Conference member schools. The final rankings are used by the NCAA Championship Tournament selection committee to choose at-large berths to complete the field of 64 teams, comprised first of 31 conference champions who receive automatic bids December 1.

Central Region1. Nebraska (24-1)2. Northern Iowa (28-2)3. Kansas State (18-6)4. Missouri (22-6)5T. Texas (20-7)5T. Texas A&M (18-8)7. Kansas (18-7)8. Southwest Missouri St. (21-6)9. Texas-Arlington (24-6)10. Oral Roberts (20-8)

East Region1. North Carolina (28-2)2. Georgia Tech (28-5)3. Duke (24-9)4. Florida State (19-11)5. Clemson (17-14)6. George Mason (20-7)7. Maryland (18-3)8. Hofstra (24-6)9. Florida A&M (23-5)10. N. Carolina Asheville (25-7)

Mideast Region1. Minnesota (28-3)2. Wisconsin (20-7)3. Penn State (21-6)4. Ohio State (15-10)5. Ball State (21-7)6. Michigan (15-11)7. Indiana (18-10)8. Northwestern (16-12)9. Ohio (23-7)10. Michigan State (11-10)

Midwest Region1. Louisville (23-7)2. South Florida (26-6)3. Loyola-Chicago (25-4)4. Cincinnati (20-7)5. Saint Louis (20-9)6. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (17-13)7. Tennessee-Martin (22-5)8T. Tulane (21-13)8T. Illinois-Chicago (20-13)10. Morehead State (20-11)

Northeast Region1. Temple (23-6)2. Notre Dame (21-7)3. American (24-6)4. Virginia Tech (20-10)5. Miami (Fla) (24-4)6. Dayton (22-6)7. Penn (20-4)8. New Hampshire (21-10)9. George Washington (18-12)10. Princeton (17-5)

Pacific Region1 USC (21-3)2. Stanford (25-4)3. Pepperdine (21-6)4. Washington State (19-7)5. Arizona (16-9)6. Santa Clara (23-4)7. Washington (15-10)8T. UCLA (15-13)8T. Eastern Washington (28-1)10. California (17-10)

South Region1. Florida (26-1)2. South Carolina (21-5)3. Arkansas (23-5)4. Western Kentucky (30-4)5. LSU (17-10)6. Georgia (18-13)7. Tennessee (20-10)8. New Mexico State (24-6)9. Alabama (18-1326-5)10. College of Charleston (

West Region1. Hawai'i (25-1)2. UC Santa Barbara (26-1)3. Long Beach State (24-3)4. Colorado State (20-8)5. Fresno State (22-5)6. San Diego State (20-11)7. Utah (21-7)8. Cal Poly (13-11)9. Pacific (16-10)10. Nevada (19-7)

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