Cougar Volleyball Tops in the Region

HOUSTON -- The University of Houston volleyball team, 12-3 overall and 5-0 in Conference USA, was ranked as the No. 1 team in the NCAA Midwest Regional coaches poll (October 5). The regional polls, which are taken every two weeks beginning with the first week in October, are conducted in order to assist the NCAA selection committee when at-large bids are awarded to the National Championship Tournament in late November.

Houston was voted atop the first Midwest Region poll on a vote of head volleyball coaches from Conference USA, the Midwestern Collegiate, the Ohio Valley and Southwestern Athletic conferences. The Cougars, who have won eight-straight heading into road matches at UAB and Memphis this weekend, are followed in the poll by C-USA members Cincinnati, South Florida, Louisville and DePaul. UH has already defeated South Florida and will face each of the top four teams before the C-USA Tournament (Nov. 16-19).

NCAA Midwest Region Rankings - Oct. 3
 1. Houston
 2. Cincinnati
 3. South Florida
 4. Louisville
 5. DePaul
 6. Loyola-Chicago
 7. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 8. Southeast Missouri
 9. Illinois-Chicago
 10. Eastern Illinois



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