Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State volleyball drops in NCAA power ranking

Wichita State and setter Emily Hiebert are in second place in the MVC with two weekends remaining.
Wichita State and setter Emily Hiebert are in second place in the MVC with two weekends remaining. The Wichita Eagle

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.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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