The California Collegiate Athletic Association is one of the top conferences in the country when it comes to women’s volleyball. That is reflected in the national rankings with four teams ranked in the top 20 and another just missing the top 25.
Cal State San Bernardino is No. 2 in the most poll released Monday. Cal State Los Angeles is No. 13, UC San Diego No. 15 and Cal Poly Pomona No. 20.
Those teams should fight it out for first-place but all should qualify for the Pacific Regional which consists of eight teams from the three West Conferences – the CCAA, Great Northwest and Pacific West.
The only other conference that has that kind of depth is the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference which is led by reigning national champion Concordia-St. Paul.
Winning the conference is tough enough. Winning the regional is even tougher. So while Cal State is looking good at No. 2, the Coyotes will have a tough path ahead
If they make it to the elite Eight, they will truly deserve it.
Next up for the Coyotes is a 7 p.m. match Wednesday at Cal Poly Pomona. It will be equally big for the Broncos.