Region 8 dominant in first NJCAA volleyball rankings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 16, 2016) - New year. Same story. Region 8 is again dominant as the NJCAA's 2016 volleyball season commences. 

Five teams landed in the first NJCAA Division I Volleyball Poll of the season, a sixth received votes and Pasco-Hernando State College landed in the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Poll.

In the Division I rankings, defending Region 8 and FCSAA State Champion Hillsborough Community College is the highest-ranked team of the quintet, opening the season at No. 3. 

Two other Region 8 schools are ranked in the top ten - No. 6 Polk State College and No. 10 College of Central Florida. 

The second team is led off by No. 11 Indian River State College while Santa Fe College is 13th. Daytona State College received votes. 

In the Division II poll, Pasco-Hernando State earned a No. 17 ranking.