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