INDIANAPOLIS — The Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee will reveal a top ten ranking on Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. ET during the Alabama vs. Auburn match on ESPNU.
The committee continues to create new ways to raise interest in the championship and believes that the early reveal of a top 10 ranking 18 days ahead of Selection Sunday will increase excitement in the volleyball community. The early reveal will also provide a first look at potential teams competing for top seed positions in the upcoming 2016 championship.
The championship will take place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The national semifinals will be held December 15 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and will air live on ESPN2. The national championship will take place December 17 at 9 p.m. and will also air live on ESPN2.
The ranking announcement will have no bearing on the final bracket that will be revealed during the selection show on Sunday, November 27, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
The ranking is based on the criteria used to select and seed the 64 teams for the Division I Volleyball Championship and include strength of schedule, Rating Percentage Index, head-to-head competition, results versus common opponents, significant wins and losses, and locations of contests. Additionally, input is provided by the regional advisory committees for consideration by the Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee.