KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the final NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll today. Montana Tech is ranked No. 17 as they start postseason action this week.
The Orediggers (24-7, 9-1) slipped two spots from No. 15 since the last poll on October 26th. Carroll College handed the Orediggers their first loss of the conference schedule that same day snapping Tech’s 11-match win streak. Tech finished the conference season 3-0 including a road win over Rocky Mountain who is 8-2 and the second see in the Frontier Conference Tournament that starts this week.
The conference tournament starts Friday and the Orediggers are the top seed after winning the Frontier regular season championship. The winner of the tournament receives the conference’s automatic bid into the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship. The first round of the national championship is at host sites around the country. The winners move on to the final site in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Orediggers are the only Frontier Conference school in the Coaches’ Top 25.
Montana Tech’s first match this week is in the semifinals of the conference tournament. The match starts at 5 p.m. this Friday.