Eagle Women Start Regional Rankings In Fifth Spot

Eagle Women Start Regional Rankings In Fifth Spot

LINK – ASHLAND UNIVERSITY'S WOMEN'S SOCCER PAGE

LINK – NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN'S SOCCER REGIONAL RANKINGS

In the first of three regional rankings, Ashland University's women's soccer team is in the fifth spot in the Midwest Region in NCAA Division II.

The Eagles are 8-2-3 overall and 5-2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Right below Ashland in the region rankings is Michigan Tech (9-2-2, 5-1-2), the team right above the Eagles in the conference standings. The Eagles and Huskies will play each other in Houghton, Mich., on Friday (Oct. 21) at 5 p.m.

The second rankings release will be on Oct. 26, and the third release on Nov. 2. The NCAA Division II women's soccer tournament selection show will be Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. on NCAA.com.

The NCAA Division II women's soccer tournament will be a 48-team, single-elimination format. In each of eight regions, six teams qualify, with the top two teams having first-round byes. The tournament will begin on Nov. 11, with the D-II championship game slated for Dec. 3 in Kansas City, Mo.

In the Midwest Region, automatic qualifiers come from the GLIAC, Great Lakes Valley Conference and Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The other three teams are chosen as at-large entries. Thirty-seven schools from the GLIAC, GLVC and GMAC, as well as two independent teams, make up the 39 women's soccer teams in the Midwest Region.

 

Midwest Regional Rankings No. 1 – October 19, 2016

RANK/SCHOOL

DIVISION II RECORD

IN-REGION RECORD

1 Grand Valley State

13-1-1

12-0-0

2 Rockhurst

12-1-2

12-1-2

3 Truman

11-1-2

11-1-2

4 Bellarmine

10-1-3

10-1-3

5 ASHLAND

8-2-3

8-2-3

6 Michigan Tech

9-2-2

9-2-2

7 Mo.-St. Louis

9-3-0

9-3-0

8 McKendree

10-4-0

10-4-0

 
 

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