We’ve got matches going on today in that annoying SCAC so some information in this article could change based on those results. As a reminder of all of the good content that you may have missed, here is the gold from this past week. We had the D3VbWest Top 25 and a preview of the…… Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up (10/31/21)
Month: October 2021
Sunday, Oct. 31 Match Day!
Updates: Dallas losses to TLU and I think that wraps up the six teams that will make the SCAC Tournament. Dallas is eliminated (they lose the tiebreaker to St Thomas). Congratulations to Trinity, Colorado College, Southwestern, TLU, Austin College and St Thomas. The win by Colorado College clinches the 2nd seed in the SCAC Tournament.…… Continue reading Sunday, Oct. 31 Match Day!
Saturday, Oct. 30 Match Day!
Updates: I’m seeing multiple times for the Dallas/St Thomas match. Either 1:00 pm or 5:00 pm. I assume it’s 5:00 pm since St Thomas plays Centenary at 1. ETBU/McMurry 14-14 in the fifth. The rally went on forever! Coaches on ETBU thought they won the point at least 3 times before they actually did. After…… Continue reading Saturday, Oct. 30 Match Day!
Friday, Oct. 29 Match Day!
Updates: Except for UTD, all matches have been split. UTD with the sweep. LETU’s win makes things more crowded in the 3-6 range. ETBU with a nice 5-set win. Some weird results in the late matches so far. Linfield is up 2-0 looking for their first conference win. Caltech is up 2-0 on Cal Lutheran.…… Continue reading Friday, Oct. 29 Match Day!
(mini) Match Day (10/28/21)
Updates: McMurry with an easy set one win. Things are tougher in the second set. McMurry with the sweep and just like that we are done with volleyball on the night. 7:00 PM (All times central)McMurry 3 Belhaven 0VideoStats Random Thoughts: Just the one match tonight. Belhaven’s only conference win is against McMurry but that…… Continue reading (mini) Match Day (10/28/21)
Mock NCAA Tournament Selection (10/28/21)
I just dropped a podcast that uses the 2nd Regional Rankings and some simulation tools to determine the 20 at-large teams. Give it a listen here. I’m going to use this post to note some information that was used on the podcast. Here are the 20 teams the simulation tool likes if you remove all…… Continue reading Mock NCAA Tournament Selection (10/28/21)
(mini) Match Day (10/27/21)
Updates: Johns Hopkins goes for their 61st straight win, which would break the DIII record, tonight. Link is embedded below. Congratulations to Johns Hopkins for breaking the D3 consecutive wins record! GFU and Pacific have no care for my sleep. GFU up 2-1 with none of the sets being close. Going 5. 11-5 GFU has…… Continue reading (mini) Match Day (10/27/21)
Regional Rankings (10/27/21)
The second iteration of the Regional Rankings have been released and can be found here. Let’s dive into the nation as a whole and then specifically at Region X and see what we’ve got. Our friend “Ned” has created some interesting tools that he has given me to help analyze the selection process. Based on…… Continue reading Regional Rankings (10/27/21)
Points/Set Standings (10/27/21)
Here is your weekly update on Points/Set. (This part will be repeated for each article.) Points/Set is a measure of the ability of teams to create their own scoring. This is done through kills, service aces and blocks (team blocks). This along with hitting percentage are two of the most important indicators of a successful…… Continue reading Points/Set Standings (10/27/21)
Region Leaders (10/27/21)
My cover photo is of Lexi Morris (TLU) who is 4th nationally in Digs per Set. No official national leaders this week but Paige Havel (St Thomas) would be if her team wasn’t reclassifying. We’ve got a fun race in Triple-Doubles as the national leader has just stopped getting them (stuck at 11) with her…… Continue reading Region Leaders (10/27/21)