Wichita State dropped one spot to No. 36 in the NCAA’s power rankings (RPI) released on Monday.
WSU (18-7) remains the top Missouri Valley Conference team in the RPI, followed by No. 46 Northern Iowa, No. 49 Missouri State and No. 58 Southern Illinois. Missouri State (12-2 in the MVC) leads the conference over the Shockers (11-3) with SIU (11-4) and UNI (10-4) close behind.
MSU, WSU, SIU and UNI have secured spots in the six-team MVC Tournament. Illinois State, Loyola, Drake and Indiana State are battling for the final spots.
WSU plays Illinois State on Friday (5 p.m.) at Koch Arena.
Lehman honored — Shockers middle Abbie Lehman earned MVC defensive player of the week honors.
Lehman, a junior from Newton, averaged 1.67 blocks and 4.17 kills in wins over Bradley and Loyola. She hit .575 in the two matches.