Leading up to the NCAA Tournament matches, VolleyMob is sitting for a brief conversation with the head coach of each…
Lincoln Memorial edged past BYU for the top spot in team blocking with 2.84 stuffs per set, while King, which won the Conference Carolinas title and will be making its NCAA debut on Thursday, dropped its nation’s best opponent hitting percentage mark even lower from .158 to .146. Meanwhile UCLA’s Daenan Gyimah secured his hold on the title of the nation’s most efficient player.
An all-around effort against a pair of top 10 teams led Ohio State senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen to be tabbed Most Outstanding Player of the MIVA Tournament and now to be our final regular season VolleyMob Player of the Week.
What if there was a secondary postseason tournament for DI-II Men’s Volleyball teams that didn’t make the NCAA Tournament?
After securing the Big West title and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament bracket, Long Beach State was voted No. 1 for the 14th straight week, while MPSF winner BYU moved up to No. 2. Big West runnerup Hawaii climbed two spots to No. 4.
As we head into the NCAA Tournament, check out the latest VolleyMob Men’s Top 20 Power Rankings.
Despite missing out on the NCAA Tournament, Hawaii ranks two spots ahead of UC Irvine in the latest RPI Poll.
The answers likely will bring no solace to those questioning Hawaii’s exclusion and Ohio State’s participation in the play-in game. But, nonetheless, here is our Q&A with NCAA selection committee spokesperson Janine Oman, in which she highlights full body of work as a deciding factor in the selection process and geography in terms of placement in the bracket.
THE TEAMS #1 seed, Long Beach State (26-1), Big West champion #2 seed, BYU (22-6), MPSF champion #3 seed, UCLA…
#1 Long Beach State won the inaugural Big West Conference tournament with a straight-set victory over #4 Hawai’i Saturday night.