NCAA Tournament brackets open for Off the Block bracket challenge

Volleyball fans can now fill out their NCAA Tournament brackets and win a chance to potentially see the United States clinch an Olympic berth.

The Kill on Two/Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge is a new contest that gives fans the opportunity to predict who will win matches in the MPSF, MIVA and EIVA conference tournaments and the four-team NCAA Tournament.


The four-team NCAA Tournament begins Thursday with semifinal matches featuring UC Irvine versus Penn State and USC verus Lewis.

Individuals can submit brackets for the NCAA Tournament until 9 p.m. (EST) Thursday.

The EIVA, MIVA and MPSF Tournaments concluded last week and the deadline has past to submit brackets for those tournaments.

Bracket challenge participants can fill out their bracket online at challonge.com or at the bottom of this post. Before filling out your bracket, individuals will be asked to create an account on Challonge. Creating an account on Challonge is free and takes less than a minute to complete.

Competitors will receive points for each match they accurately predict on their brackets.

The individual who has the highest combined score on all four brackets — MPSF Tournament, MIVA Tournament, EIVA Tournament and NCAA Tournament — will receive a prize pack to the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament.

This prize pack includes two tickets to the tournament’s championship match on May 12 at Long Beach State and two tickets to the Vol-B-Que, the pre-match party outside of the arena.

In the event of a tie for first place at the end of the bracket challenge, one contestant from the first-place brackets will be randomly selected for the grand prize.

This contest is organized by Off the Block and Kill on Two and was created independently of the EIVA, MIVA, MPSF and NCAA.

Kill on Two and Off the Block are two of the leading college men’s volleyball online news outlets in North America.

Brackets for the EIVA, MIVA, MPSF and NCAA Tournaments in the Kill on Two/Off the Block NCAA Men’s Volleyball Postseason Bracket Challenge can be submitted up until the start of the first match in each tournament.

Deadline schedule to submit brackets
7 p.m. (EST) Friday, April 20: MIVA Tournament
9 p.m. (EST) Saturday, April 21: MPSF Tournament
5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, April 26: EIVA Tournament
9 p.m. (EST) Thursday, May 3: NCAA Tournament

NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET
To enter a prediction for the NCAA playoffs click here