After going 25-5 in the regular season and 15-5 in conference play Minnesota earned themselves the No. #7 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. The Gophers will host a sub-regional.
In the first round Minnesota will face North Dakota. University of Northern Iowa and Louisville will face each other in the other match-up.
Minnesota was ranked 8th in the last coaches poll and 7th last week’s RPI standings. The Gophers were 7-3 against AVCA top 25 teams although the win over then No.11 North Carolina doesn’t mean much as they went 14-14 finishing 9th in the ACC. When you include teams receiving votes in the weekly poll Minnesota was 7-5, so no bad losses. Minnesota was 14-5 against the RPI top 50, 5-4 against top 25. The Gophers played the 11th toughest schedule this season.