Shocker volleyball No. 32 in RPI

Wichita State’s volleyball team is No. 32 in the NCAA’s first look at its RPI rankings. The improvement of the Missouri Valley Conference is showing up in the rankings. Northern Iowa is No. 4, leading seven MVC teams in the top 80. In 2009, five MVC teams finished in the top 100.

WSU owns a win over No. 19 Oklahoma. The 3-2 loss to Miami (Fla.), ranked No. 24, stings a little more today. The Shockers led that match 2-1 before losing in the first tournament of the season.

This weekend’s road trip offers two chances for WSU to win good RPI games – the Shockers play at No. 46 Drake and at No. 55 Creighton.