MVC volleyball tiebreakers

Shocker fans, cheer for those Salukis.

Wichita State volleyball clinched one of the top two spots in the MVC Tournament on Saturday. On Friday, it can clinch at least a share of its first MVC regular-season title since 2008 with a win at Missouri State. Finishing in the top two means the Shockers start the tournament in the semifinals, playing a team that played in a quarterfinal the previous day.

Should WSU (14-3 MVC) and Northern Iowa (13-3) tie, the MVC will go to its second tiebreaker – a points system based on wins against other teams.

For example, a road win against the third-place team is worth 16 points and a home win worth 15. Fourth place – 14 and 13; fifth 12 and 11…

Friday’s Illinois State at Southern Illinois match could be crucial to deciding the top seed.

WSU split with SIU, losing on the road. The Saluki swept UNI. On the other hand, UNI swept Illinois State. The Shockers split with Illinois State.

Entering Friday’s matches, SIU (11-5) is ahead of Illinois State (10-6). While WSU travels to MSU to end the regular season, UNI plays home matches against Loyola and Bradley. A Panthers loss, while not likely, would also give WSU the top seed if it can win