The NCAA Central Region, which includes the MIAA, is home to the most ranked programs in the Division II volleyball polls. Six of the top seven teams in the poll are in the Central Region. Nine Central teams are ranked this week, including No. 1 Southwest Minnesota State, No. 2 Concordia-St. Paul, No. 3 Washburn, No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney, No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth, No. 7 Central Missouri, No. 14 Minnesota State, No. 17 Truman, and No. 18 Wayne State.
UNK (23-2, 9-1) has now won five in a row after going 3-0 on this weekend road swing. Wayne State (18-6, 10-4) went 3-0 last week, defeating Augustana, Northern State, and MSU Moorhead by scores of 3-1 in each match.