#20 Rice def. #51 SMU = 4-1
- Very disappointing finish for SMU who had won the 1st set in 5 of the 6 singles spots.
- SMU was playing for their NCAA ticket as a win over #20 Rice would most likely have bumped them up into the top 40 and earned an NCAA at-large berth.
- SMU is now only a long shot to make the NCAA tourney. Upsetting #46 Tulane will improve SMU's ranking but not enough. SMU has to hope that Marshall gets ranked next week to help put them over the top.
- Marshall getting ranked will boost the rankings for Tulane, SMU and Pepperdine which in turn will help UCI.