In my posts, you will come across the term “Watch List”, which simply means the West Region teams that I believe are in position to garner a Pool C bid come November selection time (if they do not win the automatic Pool A bid). If you need a rundown on Pool A and C bids then check out the FAQ page. I decided to make this a permanent page as it gives me a little more freedom to keep this updated without polluting the main page. This will be a fluid list and I’ll try to update it with wins/losses and signature wins/losses. The “(#)” are the number of sets in the match. Records are in-division only.
Teams removed since last update: Austin College
Teams added since last update: None
Note – I’m leaving Chapman on although they haven’t done enough. I still wanted to see if they make the SCIAC tournament before removing.
NOTE – In-Depth write-ups are below the table.
|Pacific Lutheran||18||4||St. Thomas(3)
La Verne (5)
(Ranked Wins calculation was manual by me. I think I’m right but I’m wrong a lot…as you know. Ranked wins is current. SOS is the published number from last week.)
Chapman – Removed this week. I think they are going to have to win their conference for a bid.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps – 23-4 / .591 SOS / .700 RW. Still with the #2 position but it will be interesting to see if Whittier’s problems mean that the Trinity H2H loss will be factored back in. I’m betting not. CMS is a very strong team and will get a Pool C bid if they falter in the SCIAC tournament. If things hold, they will also host the regional.
Colorado College – 27-0 / .596 SOS / 1.000 RW. Golden.
La Verne – 18-8 / .591 SOS / .444 RW. The victory over Whittier may have saved them. They are still on track with a Pool C bid. Winning their semi-final match wouldn’t hurt.
Pacific Lutheran – 18-4 / .557 SOS / .600 RW. One win or one loss by Whitworth and they get a Pool A bid. No worries.
Southwestern – 24-3 / .556 SOS / .500 RW. Even a loss to Centenary probably doesn’t derail their Pool C bid. They are a virtual lock.
Trinity – 26-5 / .579 SOS / .500 RW. Same story as Southwestern.
Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB) – 25-3 / .508 SOS / .500 RW. Their chances would have been better with a Whittier victory over La Verne. Assuming they lose the ASC tournament, they should be fine but their low SOS is a real problem.
UT Dallas – Removed this week. They get a little luck that it’s the East Divisions turn to host the ASC tournament. I think they need to win it to get a bid.
UT Tyler – 22-6 / .506 SOS / .500 RW. Must make the finals in the ASC to have a chance. It would help if La Verne loses their semi-final match. If they are the mystery 9th team in the West then that SOS really hurts when compared to other regions.
Whittier – 18-9 / .597 SOS / .500 RW. So interesting to me. They will still push all the right selection criteria buttons but they are the 5th team in the SCIAC while ranked #3 in the entire West. Call me crazy, but I think the RAC will have no choice but to drop them but they will be left high enough where I think they will still get a Pool C bid. Those hoping Whittier would drop out of the rankings will not get their wish.