Inside The Numbers: A Look at the Men’s Volleyball Week 16 Statistics

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.

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Let’s Line Them Up & Play Them – OSU’s Hanson Says Consistency is Key

Ohio State coach Pete Hanson says of his team’s NCAA three-peat hopes beginning with Thursday’s play-in match: “You are going to have to beat three good teams, or four, to win the thing, so let’s line them up and play them. Last man standing gets to put on the ring.”

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VolleyMob Men’s Player of the Week: Nicolas Szerszen, Ohio State

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. 

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  Conference Overall
MP Record Win % SF SA MP Record Win % SF SA Last 10 Streak
Ohio St. 14 11-3 0.786 37 15 28 23-5 0.821 77 27 9-1 Won 3
Loyola (Ill.) 14 11-3 0.786 36 16 30 23-7 0.767 74 38 7-3 Lost 1
Ball St. 14 10-4 0.714 33 22 30 18-12 0.600 63 51 7-3 Lost 1
Lewis 14 9-5 0.643 28 16 30 19-11 0.633 62 37 6-4 Lost 1
Fort Wayne 14 6-8 0.429 22 31 29 18-11 0.621 59 45 4-6 Lost 1
McKendree 14 6-8 0.429 23 28 26 11-15 0.423 44 53 5-5 Lost 4
Lindenwood 14 3-11 0.214 19 36 25 9-16 0.360 42 52 3-7 Lost 2
Quincy 14 0-14 0.000 8 42 31 12-19 0.387 49 63 3-7 Lost 7


What If DI-II Men’s Volleyball Had a Secondary Postseason Tournament?

What if there was a secondary postseason tournament for DI-II Men’s Volleyball teams that didn’t make the NCAA Tournament?

BYU Climbs to No. 2, Hawaii Moves Into Top 5 of Week 16 AVCA Poll

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.

VolleyMob Men’s Top 20 Power Rankings Headed Into the Tourney (Wk 17)

As we head into the NCAA Tournament, check out the latest VolleyMob Men’s Top 20 Power Rankings.

Hawaii Ranks Ahead of UC Irvine in Latest RPI Poll

Despite missing out on the NCAA Tournament, Hawaii ranks two spots ahead of UC Irvine in the latest RPI Poll.

NCAA Committee: Complete Body of Work, Geography Were Factors

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.

Two-Time Defending Champions Ohio State Pushed to Play-In-Game

Likely for geographic and monetary purposes, Ohio State was surprisingly pushed behind Harvard to appear in the play-in-game.

The 2018 Men’s Draw: Details And Analysis

THE TEAMS #1 seed, Long Beach State (26-1), Big West champion #2 seed, BYU (22-6), MPSF champion #3 seed, UCLA…

Hanson’s 700th Win Give Ohio State MIVA Three-peat

#6 Ohio State earned their third-straight MIVA title with a straight-set victory over visiting #7 Loyola Saturday night.

WATCH LIVE: NCAA to Announce Men’s Volleyball Bracket on Sunday

TJ DeFalco (above) and the Long Beach State men will almost certainly be announced as the #1 seed in the men’s NCAA volleyball bracket on Sunday afternoon.

VolleyMob’s NCAA DI-II Men’s Volleyball Bracketology: Final 2018 Edition

Who’s in? Who’s out? And where does everyone rank? Check out our final VolleyMob Bracketology with the selection show later today.