NCAA Softball Regional Rankings Have Ferris State Among The Top 10

NCAA Softball Regional Rankings Have Ferris State Among The Top 10
Makenzi Peterson and her Ferris State teammates are ranked 10th in the latest regional rankings. (Photo by Zeke Jennings/Pioneer)

*Click here for 2010 NCAA-II Softball Regional Rankings Release* (4/28/10) PDF

For the third straight time this spring, the 2010 Ferris State University softball team occupies the 10th-place position in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Rankings.  The regional poll was released this Wednesday (April 28) by the NCAA-II Softball Committee.

Ferris State was also listed 10th in the previous two (April 14 and 21) regional rankings polls. 

The Bulldogs are presently 24-16 overall with a 15-9 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) this season under 13th-year head coach Keri Becker FSU has won seven of its last 10 encounters to date, which included a two-game road conference sweep at nationally 17th-ranked Saginaw Valley State last Saturday (April 24) and a league doubleheader split at ninth-ranked Wayne State last Sunday (April 25). 

The top eight teams in each of the eight NCAA-II regions will qualify for NCAA Regional Tournament competition.  The top two teams within each region will have an opportunity to host a sub-regional tournament on May 14-16.  The winners of each sub-regional will play each other in the super regional (May 21-22) with the winner advancing to the 2010 NCAA-II Softball Championships (May 27-31) at Heritage Park in St. Joseph, Mo.

The eight regions consist of Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast, and West.

Selections to the NCAA-II Regional Championships will be announced on Monday, May 10, at 10 a.m. (EDT) via a webcast selection show on  

Ferris State will close out the regular-season portion of its 2010 schedule this Saturday (May 1) versus the Grand Valley State Lakers with a pair of GLIAC games in Allendale, Mich.  The opening contest of the conference doubleheader will commence at 2 p.m. (EDT) with the second game to start around 4:30 p.m. (EDT).

The top 10 teams in each region are listed in rank order with records as of April 26.

Midwest Region Division II In-Region
1. Wayne State (Mich.) 41-10 28-7
2. Ashland 31-11 30-9
3. Lewis 27-11 24-7
4. Indianapolis 32-13 27-7
5. Saginaw Valley State 20-10 16-9
6. Quincy 34-10 31-8
7. Tiffin 27-16 25-13
8. Northern Kentucky 28-15 27-14
9. Northwood 20-14 18-11
10. Ferris State 23-15 21-12


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