GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The field for the 2020 NCCAA DII Women's Volleyball National Tournament has been adjusted, and the Sabercats will now face Pensacola Christian to open the 2020 tournament.
Manhattan Christian, the #6 seed, has withdrawn from the tournament, making way for a new team to enter. This will be the first time Pensacola has featured at the Women's Volleyball DII National Tournament.
With the change, Toccoa Falls becomes the #7 seed, moving them into Pool B.
The tournament holds two pools of four teams that play a round-robin format, and the top two teams from each pool will advance to the national semifinals.
Here is an overview of the adjusted field:
|Pool A||Qualifying Method||Location||Record||Power Rating||2019 Finish|
|#1 Maranatha||North Champion||Watertown, Wis.||18-3||4.421||Runner-up|
|#4 Grace Christian||Mideast Champion||Wyoming, Mich.||10-6||3.009||DNP|
|#5 Randall||At-Large (Southwest)||Moore, Okla.||7-7||3.750||1st Round|
|#8 Pensacola||At-Large (South)||Pensacola, Fla.||8-9||1.294||DNP|
|#2 Bob Jones||South Champion||Greenville, S.C.||11-6||4.300||Champion|
|#3 Dallas Christian||Southwest Champion||Dallas, Texas||10-6||2.625||DNP|
|#6 Johnson (Tenn.)||At-Large (Mideast)||Knoxville, Tenn.||11-4||2.625||1st Round|
|#7 Toccoa Falls||At-Large (South)||Toccoa Falls, Ga.||11-8||2.340||1st Round|
Maranatha is slated for the following schedule (all times Eastern):
- 11/18/2020 at 1:00 p.m. vs #8 Pensacola
- 11/19/2020 at 9:30 a.m. vs #5 Randall
- 11/19/2020 at 4:30 p.m. vs #4 Grace Christian
- 11/20/2020 at 10:00 a.m./12:30 p.m. - NCCAA National Semifinal
- 11/20/2020 at 5:00 p.m. - NCCAA National Championship
The winners of each pool will face the runner-up of the other pool for the national semifinals and a chance to advance to the National Championship.
The seedings are determined based on the new NCCAA Power Rating System, which ranks teams based on win/loss record and strength of schedule. The Sabercats have earned the #1 seed after going 16-3 during the regular season, 18-3 overall, and a perfect 18-0 in NCCAA competition in 2020.
- Dates: Wednesday-Friday, November 18-20
- Venue: Davis Field House, Bob Jones University
- Location: Greenville, S.C.
- Field: (below)