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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