Tarleton Volleyball is ranked No. 2 in the third South Central regional rankings of the season, which were released to NCAA.com Wednesday afternoon.
Tarleton is 26-5 overall and won its second Lone Star Conference regular season championship in school history. With that title, the TexAnns have won the right to host the LSC Championship Tournament this week.
The TexAnns trail only Regis University in the poll and are sitting ahead of Colorado Mines, Angelo State, and Metro State, respectively, in the top five. Rounding out the bottom five of the poll are Texas A&M-Commerce, Arkansas-Fort Smith, West Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Colorado Christian, 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 NCAA Tournament Selection Show will take place on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. CST on NCAA.com.
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 during the first weekend of December.
Tarleton will host Eastern New Mexico is the first round of the Lone Star Conference tournament on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wisdom Volleyball Gym.