Wichita State is No. 42, tops in the Missouri Valley Conference, in the NCAA volleyball power ranking (RPI) released on Monday.
The Shockers (10-5, 3-1 MVC) are one of four MVC teams in the top 70, made public for the first time this season. Southern Illinois is No. 59, followed by No. 65 Northern Iowa and No. 67 Missouri State.
Kansas State is No. 16 with Kansas at No. 39.
WSU’s best win is over No. 29 Creighton. It is 2-1 against the top 50.
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Illinois State, which is in first place in the MVC with a 4-0 record, is No. 95. No. 118 Loyola, No. 207 Drake, No. 211 Indiana State, No. 238 Evansville and No. 272 Bradley complete the MVC rankings.
WSU plays Loyola on Friday at Koch Arena.