Tonight, the NCAA will announce the 8 teams selected to compete at the 2017 NCAA Tournament, as USC looks to defend its 2016 national title. We’ll be following the event live here to catch you up on all the bubble teams, first teams out and opening round matchups along with seeding.
Keep refreshing this page for live updates of the tournament teams and matchups as they drop. You can also check out @Volleymob on Twitter.
You can check out our running projections of the top 8 – which we’ve updated every week – at these links:
The NCAA selects 3 teams from the East region and 3 from the West, along with two at-large teams, which can come from either region.
You can read more specifics on the selection criteria in our projection links above.
Teams & Seeds
- Florida State
- Long Beach State
- South Carolina
1st Round Matchups
#1 USC vs #8 South Carolina
- Friday, May 5 at 9 AM (ET)
1-loss USC looks for its second straight national title. South Carolina was the final team in in the East, beating out Stetson and Florida International, whom we had in that final spot over the course of our projections.
#4 Florida State vs #5 Hawaii
- Friday, May 5 at 10 AM (ET)
Florida State was the top team selected out of the East, and they’ll get the last at-large team into the tournament in Hawaii.
#2 UCLA vs #7 LSU
- Friday, May 5 at 11 AM (ET)
UCLA knocked off USC once in the Pac-12 Tournament this weekend, though USC struck back to win the conference title. LSU is the second-best team from the East, but only pulls a 7-seed against the tough western crew.
#3 Pepperdine vs #6 Long Beach State
- Friday, May 5 at 12 noon (ET)
Pepperdine was in the mix for the 2-seed, but UCLA’s upset of USC sealed up the top two spots. Pepperdine will get Long Beach State, an at-large bid, but no slouches after a brutal regular season slate.
Full bracket is below (Click to Enlarge)