This is my second installment dealing with the schedules from the West Region. You can find my first installment here. A lot of schools have published their schedules since the first installment and my Latvian spies have been hard at work uncovering a few others. (In the first installment I mentioned that two of my…… Continue reading Schedule Analysis Part 2
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
I never intended to drop this article on Memorial Day but it lets me take the opportunity to remember the fallen and thank the family and friends of servicemen and women who have lost their lives while serving our country. Never forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice. I’ve talked a lot about the NCAA…… Continue reading Bluh Blup Gurgle Plah
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
* 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
The third public release of the RAC rankings will come out on Wednesday and this one is more important than the first two. The reason is that the ranked win criterion is based on the final ranking (done this upcoming Sunday) and this one. That means any ranked wins/losses are now set in stone starting…… Continue reading West RAC Ranking Predictions (10/30/18)