The NWC didn’t release their conference preview as of this morning. They are having some early season issues that are out of their control, but I wish them the best and I’m sure everything will work itself out. I did get excited because Whitworth published an article on their opening weekend and they mentioned the…… Continue reading Season Eve Musing
Month: August 2022
Once again “Ned” from New England has produced his Quality Win Index (QWI) that attempts to give us a different viewpoint into Strength of Schedule (SOS). As you all know, I love looking at schedules and giving you my opinion of their strengths so here is an independent formula-based model that gives you a different…… Continue reading QWI (2022)
Time for the yearly retention article or as it was known when it first came out, “early retirement”. I’ve gone through each roster now published and tracked the players that have left the program not due to your typical senior graduation. This is basically your roster turnover and your first thought might be to think…… Continue reading Retention (2022)
I’m writing this on my tablet in another country so this will be short. Forgive any errors. The SCAC has released their conference preview and it has Trinity on top. The conference defending Champions received seven first place votes from the coaches with Southwestern and Colorado College receiving one a piece. Southwestern finished second in…… Continue reading SCAC Preview
AVCA Top 25 (Preseason)
The AVCA have released their preseason Top 25 Poll. There isn’t much change from the final 2021 poll so I figure a lot of voters just used that as a guide. In fairness, there isn’t much else a voter can do at this point. It’s not like we have a website dedicated to DIII volleyball…… Continue reading AVCA Top 25 (Preseason)
D3VbWest Preseason All-Region Team
This is the fourth annual (sans 2020 Covid Season) preseason D3VbWest All-Region Awards! As I’ve said in the past, these are the best preseason awards given out to DIII volleyball because, I believe, they are the only ones given out. Here are the ground rules: I follow the AVCA end-of-the-year format and go with 14…… Continue reading D3VbWest Preseason All-Region Team
The SCIAC preview just dropped and we see that the coaches in the conference unanimously predicted that CMS would finish on top this season. Following CMS, the coaches had Pomona-Pitzer, Cal Lutheran, Chapman, Whittier, La Verne, Caltech, Occidental and Redlands. I predicted CMS would win the conference with Pomona-Pitzer second and Cal Lu third but…… Continue reading SCIAC Predictions
The ASC released their predictions for the upcoming season and the coaches and sports information directors have chosen Mary Hardin-Baylor as the favorites for the upcoming season. The Cru received all 16 first place votes from the other 8 programs while UT-Dallas received the two first place votes from the UMHB program. Rounding out the…… Continue reading ASC Predictions
St Thomas (Texas) is DIII
The University of Saint Thomas in Texas has just announced that they have been accepted by the NCAA as a full DIII member starting this fall. St Thomas was approved in only three-years as a provisional member as the NCAA attempts to reduce the amount of time it takes a school to transition. They did…… Continue reading St Thomas (Texas) is DIII
Musings or a Reprimand?
Public Service Announcement! Coaches, I need you to get your AVCA membership done, if not done already. Your school should pay for it. If they don’t, let me know and I’ll put them on blast. Here’s the thing. You have to be an AVCA member to nominate your players for AVCA awards at the end…… Continue reading Musings or a Reprimand?