Only twice in NCAA beach volleyball championship history has there been an upset where the seed difference was more than 1. The other: last year, where #4 Florida State beat #2 UCLA in the semi-finals of the elimination bracket. The other small handful of upsets have all been 1-seed differences.
The top four seeds in the championship advanced to Sunday’s semifinal round as No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 South Carolina each topped their groups and LSU and FIU earned runner-up spots.
USC, UCLA, Pepperdine and Hawaii all advance forward into the winner’s bracket of the NCAA Beach Tournament.