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.”
Leading up to the NCAA Tournament matches, VolleyMob is sitting down for a brief conversation with the head coach of…
Richie Hoff is a 6’3″ outside hitter from suburban Chicago.
Brigham Young University Head Coach Shawn Olmstead was named MPSF Coach of the Year after guiding the 2018 Cougars to their seventh MPSF Championship, and second in the last three years.
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.