Nothing says Texas like a good old fashion shootout. Heck, they happen on my block every couple of weeks and we love celebrating the winners and watching the kids shove the loser down the sewer drain. I’ve heard some blocks have incorporated the loser into a communal compost heap so the circle of life and…… Continue reading The Texas Shootout!
One of the more significant changes coming to the NCAA will be the proposed realignment of regions. For volleyball, this means (most likely) increasing from 8 regions to 10 and the adjustment of teams from the three larger regions (New England, New York and Mid-Atlantic). The AVCA currently uses 10 regions so we have a…… Continue reading Realignment – Impact on Regional Rankings
One of the more important positions in terms of getting teams into the NCAA Tournament is the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Chairman. As I’ve mentioned in the past, the West Region RAC Chair (Ed Garza) term has expired and he was recently replaced by Hardin-Simmons Head Coach Sabrina Bingham. Coach Bingham was the logical choice…… Continue reading Sabrina Bingham – New RAC Chair
Last year I did a number of case studies into the NCAA selection process and I’ve already done one deep dive into the West RAC’s decision to rank La Verne over UT-Dallas. I want to use this post to look at the other decisions that raised an eyebrow from me. As I went through the…… Continue reading Case Study – 2018 Selections
I’ve looked at the La Verne / UT-Dallas comparison more times than I want to admit but I decided to do it one more (last) time. The decisions are done as our the selections as our the West Region’s chances at a championship but it’s important to learn from our mistakes (if one was made).…… Continue reading West RAC’s Biggest Mistake
* You know that you should read everything I post on this website. Then, re-read it. Then tell all your friends about it and have then read it. Then read it to your friend. Then bring it to your D3VbWest Fan Club and have everyone go around the room reading a sentence at a time.…… Continue reading Don’t Read This!
The NCAA played a little trick or treat with us by saying they updated the rankings and then didn’t. It’s all fixed now. The third regional rankings are out and they can be found here. These rankings will actually feed into the final ranking, which will be done on Sunday. None of the previous two…… Continue reading West RAC Rankings – Review