GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The field for the 2020 NCCAA DII Women's Volleyball National Tournament has been adjusted again, and the Sabercats will now face Randall, Johnson, and Pensacola Christian to open the 2020 tournament.
Grace Christian, the #4 seed, has withdrawn from the tournament, which allowed Alice Lloyd (Mideast) to enter.
With the change, the Sabercats will now face Johnson Tennessee as well as Randall and Pensacola in Pool A.
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 #4 Randall||At-Large (Southwest)||Moore, Okla.||7-7||3.750||1st Round|
|#6 #5 Johnson||At-Large (Mideast)||Knoxville, Tenn.||11-4||2.625||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|
|#7 #6 Toccoa Falls||At-Large (South)||Toccoa Falls, Ga.||11-8||2.340||1st Round|
|#7 Alice Lloyd||At-Large (Mideast)||Pippa Passes, Ky.||8-17||1.094||DNP|
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 Johnson
- 11/19/2020 at 4:30 p.m. vs #4 Randall
- 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)