Here are my rankings for the fifth week of the season. At the bottom of this post I will be using my Watch List data to construct a West Regional Ranking per the Selection Criteria. Remember, this ranking is without emotion although I do interject some opinion when dealing with ranked wins and the quality…… Continue reading D3VbWest Top 25 (9/30/19)
Time for our Weekly Wrap-Up! This week had fewer matches than past weeks so maybe I’ll need to vamp a bit to keep this interesting. As always, here is what you may have missed this past week. The week started with the D3VbWest Top 25, which included a new (unofficial) West Regional Ranking. I also…… Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up
Updates: Frogs are killing it. Doesn’t help updating volleyball however. Boy, the ASC wildcard race is going to be messy. I didn’t see an easy LeTourneau over HSU. Redlands took the first set from Chapman. Don’t sleep on the Bulldogs! Centenary/St. Thomas are in a dog fight (see what I did there?). The La Verne…… Continue reading Saturday, Sept. 28 Match Day!
Updates: As we wait for matches I thought I would drop this nugget here. I just did my first prediction of the at-large teams yesterday. Last year at this time I did the same thing and 16 of the 19 teams I selected made the tournament (either as a Pool A or C bid). I…… Continue reading Friday, Sept. 27 Match Day!
Last year I attempted a few times during the season to look at the teams likely to make the NCAA Tournament and with my wife out of town it seemed like a good time to lay down my first revision of the year. As you all know, the tournament takes 64 teams. There are 43…… Continue reading 2019 Field of 64 (Revision 1)
Updates: Trinity had a pretty easy time of it tonight. 6:00 p.m. (All times central) Schreiner at #10 Trinity Video Stats Trinity 3 Schreiner 0 Random Thoughts: Another SCAC conference match. Should be an easy one for Trinity.
Updates: Whoa. St. Thomas (TX) gives Trinity all they can handle and set one but falls short. 26-24. Whoa again. St. Thomas takes set two easily. All tied 1-1. Trinity got it together to take the last two sets. I don’t see any upsets nationally although St. Ben’s was forced to a 5th set before…… Continue reading Wednesday, Sept. 25 Match Day!
The following players have earned POW honors for week four of the season. Links are attached to the conference name when available. I will also include the AVCA Player of the Week, which is awarded to one player nationally each week. (I will do this award regardless of whether it’s awarded to a West Region…… Continue reading Players of the Week (9/25/19)
Updates: Live Stats are wrong in the Concordia match. They do lead 2-1. I’m assuming the live stats person either had to leave early or is frantically trying to fix his mess up. Meanwhile a volleyball match continues and I have no idea what the score is. Belhaven going to a fifth set. HSU up…… Continue reading Tuesday, Sept. 24 Match Day!
The week four AVCA Top 25 coaches poll is out, which you can find here. ANARCHY! Although the Top 10 teams stayed, albeit in a different order, a total 5 teams received first place votes this week. All five of these teams have one thing in common and that is they are well deserving…or…from the New…… Continue reading AVCA Top 25 (9/24/19)