STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton Volleyball has already won the right to host the Lone Star Conference tournament and they remain on track to host the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament too after remaining atop the poll for the second straight week.
Tarleton is 26-2 overall and in the midst of a 23-match winning streak. The TexAnns also won the Lone Star Conference regular season title with an 18-0 mark in league play with two matches remaining. Tarleton travels to Western New Mexico and UT Permian Basin this weekend with a chance to finish undefeated in LSC play for the first time in program history.
The TexAnns lead the poll with Texas A&M-Commerce, who have two head-to-head losses against Tarleton this season, coming in at No. 2. Colorado Mines (3), Dixie State (4), Colorado Mesa (5), Angelo State (6), Regis (7), and Metro State (8) round out the top eight. West Texas A&M and Lubbock Christian are on the outside looking in at No. 9 and 10, respectively.
The top eight teams in the regional rankings at the end of conference tournament championship weekend will advance to the NCAA postseason. The conference tournament champions are guaranteed an automatic berth into the playoffs, which could affect the rankings if a non-regionally ranked team wins their respective tournament and earned the berth.
The South Central region is comprised of the Lone Star Conference, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and the Heartland Conference. The regional tournament will be played at the home gym of the highest seed from Nov. 15-17. The national tournament is scheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
For the complete regional rankings, visit NCAA.com.