The Jennies finished the regular season with an overall record of 15-2-1 and secured the program’s 12th MIAA Regular Season Championship with a 9-1-1 conference mark.
Bemidji State is second in the region with a record of 14-0-2, followed by Emporia State in third at 15-2-1.
Central Oklahoma is fourth with a record of 12-4-2, while Minnesota State is fifth at 14-2-1 and Northwest Missouri stayed at sixth at 12-5-1.
Oklahoma Baptist (10-4-1), SWOSU (10-5-1), Washburn (9-6-2) and Augustana (12-3-2) rounded out the rankings.
The top eight teams in the final regional rankings will qualify for the NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament.
Top-seeded UCM will take on eighth-seeded Fort Hays State in the MIAA Women’s Soccer Championship opening round Sunday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in Warrensburg at the South Recreation Complex.
NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Central Region Rankings
|Rank||School||Division II Record||In-Region Record|
|6||Northwest Mo. St.||12-5-1||12-5-1|
The Jennies are currently 22-2 overall and 15-1 in the MIAA going into a pair of conference road matches at Fort Hays State Nov. 5 and Nebraska Kearney Nov. 6.
Winona State is second with a record of 21-3, while Northwest Missouri State is third at 19-4.
Washburn is fourth with a record of 22-3, followed by Concordia-St. Paul (19-5), St. Cloud State (19-4), Nebraska Kearney (18-5), Wayne State [Neb.] (17-5), Oklahoma Baptist (17-3) and Southwest Minnesota State (18-5), rounding out the rankings.
The top eight teams in the final set of rankings will advance to the 2021 NCAA Division II Volleyball Central Region tournament, which is scheduled for Dec. 2-5. The top team in the final rankings will host the regional tournament.
NCAA-II Central Regional Rankings
|Rk.||School||In-Region Record||Overall DII Record|
|3||Northwest Missouri State||18-4||19-4|
|6||St. Cloud State||18-1||19-4|
|8||Wayne State (Nebraska)||16-5||17-5|
|10||Southwest Minnesota State||14-5||18-5|