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.
Likely for geographic and monetary purposes, Ohio State was surprisingly pushed behind Harvard to appear in the play-in-game.
THE TEAMS #1 seed, Long Beach State (26-1), Big West champion #2 seed, BYU (22-6), MPSF champion #3 seed, UCLA…
#6 Ohio State earned their third-straight MIVA title with a straight-set victory over visiting #7 Loyola Saturday night.
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.