In my earlier “musing” post from today I mentioned that I knew the name of the newest member of the West RAC that would be representing the ASC but I wasn’t in position to publish it. Well, leave it to the American Southwest Conference (@ASC_sports) to one-up me on Twitter and name names. Concordia Head…… Continue reading ASC West RAC Member Named
Today, I am concluding my week of previews/predictions with a look at the entire West Region. Here is the agenda for the week (links are provided for my past work): Monday – ASC Tuesday – NWC Wednesday – SCAC Thursday – SCIAC Friday – West Regional Rankings Before I get to the ordering, I thought…… Continue reading West Region Preview/Predictions
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