Western Washington University, ranked 20th in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, tops the first NCAA Division II West Region rating released Wednesday.
The Vikings are 12-0-2 overall and lead the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings with an 8-0-2 record.
WWU is the only GNAC school in the regional rating.
Following the Vikings are Cal State L.A. No. 2, Cal State San Bernardino No. 3, Cal Poly Pomona No. 4, Cal State Stanislaus No. 5, Sonoma State No. 6, Chico State No. 7, Cal Baptist No. 8, Dixie State No. 9 and Point Loma No. 10.
The rating will eventually determine which teams complete the six-team regional. Three of the entries will be the postseason tournament champions from the GNAC and California Collegiate Athletic Association as well as the Pacific West Conference regular-season champion.