Update! I jumped the gun on this post. I believe the SCIAC is still working through things so I’m taking down my words that probably would have won a Pulitzer. Oh well. What I left in: In other news, our New England correspondent, Ned, has informed us that Bowdoin, which is out of the NESCAC,…… Continue reading SCIAC Scheduling Update
The SCIAC has decided that their conference will be conference-only this fall season. That means all tournaments that were previously planned, including the East/West Challenge, have fallen victim to Covid-19 in Southern California. The conference-only option has certainly been a topic in my previous posts so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a conference has…… Continue reading SCIAC Scheduling News
I’m kind of an idiot. I didn’t realize WordPress allowed embedded polls. So, with the recent Covid-19 content and the possible impacts to the 2020 schedule, what do you think will happen?
Much to my surprise there are actually three schools that either have their schedules published or where my Latvian hackers have found them. I don’t recall any schedules becoming available this early. Of course, the coaches know their schedules and should obviously share them with me but this learning process has been slow. In fairness,…… Continue reading Schedules in March?
I think it’s time to take a serious look at the state of the West Region. We have now had two straight years without a West Regional and frankly that is a damning accusation by the NCAA that the region lacks quality depth. I wanted to look into this and see if they are correct.…… Continue reading West Region’s Lack of Depth
Updates: Daughter is married. Feet up in the hotel room. Wow! Johns Hopkins. What a great season. What a great Tournament run. Trinity spoiled the Blue Jays shot as the only team to sweep every match in the NCAA Tournament. It’s still never been done at DIII. I assume JHU doesn’t care. Congratulations. I assume…… Continue reading 2019 National Championship
Updates: I just checked the NCAA statistics for team hitting percentage. Through November 17th (the end of the regionals), Johns Hopkins is #1, Trinity is #8, Emory is #11 and Carthage is #12. Regardless of who wins, the trend will continue that you have to be efficient hitting to win a DIII volleyball championship. In…… Continue reading Semifinals!
Updates: I was looking back at my posts from last year and saw that we had challenges starting with the Elite 8. This wasn’t taken away, right? We still will have challenges this year, I believe. Maybe you took my lack of comments regarding the first two sets as a sign that I was dealing…… Continue reading Quarterfinals
Yesterday I posted an article on the average criteria needed to secure an at-large bid. Today I wanted to focus a bit on the West Region with respect to what I wrote. As a short reminder, the average criteria of the 20 at-large teams for record, Strength of Schedule (SOS) and ranked wins in 2019…… Continue reading At-Large Criteria (West Perspective)
Updates: Remember that the NCAA will reseed the Elite 8 teams when they go to the championship on Thursday. With two teams in, I believe Calvin is your current #1 while St. Ben is #2. Six more to go! Trinity rolls over Marymount in the first set that ends 25-13. Clarkson and Ithaca is closer…… Continue reading Regionals Day 4