Breakdown of conference tournament seeding scenarios

Less than two weeks before the conference tournaments start for automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament, and plenty of uncertainty remains with potential seeding for the tournaments.

Check out this breakdown of each team’s conference tournament seeding scenario entering this week’s matches.


MPSF TOURNAMENT
The MPSF Tournament is an eight-team tournament that begins April 20 with the four quarterfinal matches.

BYU (19-3, 18-2 MPSF) — Clinched No. 1 seed and home court advantage throughout MPSF Tournament. Can clinch out-right MPSF regular season title with one more win or a UC Irvine loss.

UC Irvine (18-6, 15-6 MPSF) Clinched at least No. 4 seed and a home match for MPSF Tournament quarterfinals. Can clinch No. 2 seed if it wins its three remaining conference matches.

Long Beach State (19-7, 15-6 MPSF) — Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals if it wins one of its remaining conference matches or if Pepperdine loses one of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 2 seed if it wins its three remaining conference matches and UC Irvine loses one of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 3 seed if it wins two of its remaining conference matches or it wins one more match and UCLA loses a remaining match.

UCLA (17-9, 13-7 MPSF) — Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals if it wins two of its remaining conference matches or if it wins one more match and Pepperdine losses a remaining match. Can clinch No. 3 seed if it wins its remaining conference matches and UC Irvine or Long Beach State loses two of its remaining conference matches.

Pepperdine (12-9, 11-9 MPSF) — Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its four remaining matches and UCLA loses three of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 5 seed if it wins three of its remaining matches.

UC Santa Barbara (14-12, 10-10 MPSF) — Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its four remaining conference matches and UCLA loses its remaining conference matches and Pepperdine losses three of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 5 seed if it beats Pepperdine next week, wins two more matches and Pepperdine loses two more matches. Can clinch No. 6 seed if it wins its remaining matches or wins three of its remaining matches and Stanford loses one of its remaining matches.

Stanford (12-10, 9-10 MPSF) — Can clinch No. 4 seed and a home match for the MPSF Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its five remaining conference matches and UCLA loses all of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 5 seed if wins all of its remaining matches and Pepperdine loses twice and UC Santa Barbara loses one of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 6 seed if it wins its remaining conference matches and UC Santa Barbara loses one of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 7 seed if it wins four of its remaining matches or if Cal State Northridge loses its four remaining matches. Can clinch postseason berth if it wins one of its remaining matches.

Cal State Northridge (11-11, 9-11 MPSF) — Can clinch No. 5 seed if beats Pepperdine on Thursday and then wins its three remaining matches, while Pepperdine loses two more of its remaining matches and UC Santa Barbara and Stanford lose two of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 6 seed if it wins its remaining matches and UC Santa Barbara and Stanford lose two of its remaining matches. Can clinch No. 7 seed seed if it wins its remaining conference matches and UC Santa Barbara or Stanford lose two of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch postseason berth if it wins one of its remaining matches.

Hawai’i (9-16, 8-14 MPSF) — Can clinch postseason berth if wins its two remaining conference matches and Stanford or Cal State Northridge lose all of its remaining matches.

USC (5-15, 5-15 MPSF) — Can clinch postseason berth if it wins its four remaining conference matches and Stanford, Cal State Northridge and Hawai’i lose all of its remaining conference matches.

Pacific (7-16, 4-15 MPSF) — Can clinch postseason berth if it wins its four remaining conference matches and Stanford, Cal State Northridge and Hawai’i lose all of its remaining conference matches.

UC San Diego (7-18, 4-16 MPSF) — Eliminated from postseason.

Cal Baptist (14-12, 10-10 MPSF) — Ineligible for postseason.


MIVA TOURNAMENT
The MIVA Tournament is the only men’s volleyball conference tournament that includes all of its eligible members and begins April 19-20 with three quarterfinal matches.

Lewis (18-7, 9-2 MIVA) — Can clinch No. 1 seed and out-right MIVA regular season title if it wins three remaining conference matches. Can clinch No. 2 seed with a victory against Ohio State on Thursday. Can clinch at least No. 3 seed by winning one of its remaining MIVA matches.

Loyola (17-8, 8-3 MIVA) — Can clinch No. 1 seed and out-right MVA regular season title if wins its three remaining conference and Lewis loses at least two of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch No. 2 seed if it beats Ohio State on Friday and then wins one of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch No. 3 seed if it beats Ball State next week or wins two of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals if it wins one of its remaining conference matches.

Ohio State (17-5, 7-3 MIVA) — Can clinch No. 1 seed if it sweeps Lewis on Thursday and then wins its remaining conference matches. Can clinch at least No. 2 seed if it beats Loyola and wins two more of its remaining three conference matches. Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals if it wins one of its remaining conference matches.

Ball State (16-5, 5-5 MIVA) — Can clinch at least No. 3 seed if it wins its four remaining conference matches and Ohio State or Loyola lose two of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch at least No. 4 seed and a home match for the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals if it wins all of its remaining conference matches or wins three of its remaining matches and IPFW loses one of its remaining matches.

Grand Canyon (14-12, 5-7 MIVA) — Can clinch No. 4 seed and a home match for the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its two remaining conference matches, while Ball State losses at least two of its remaining conference matches and IPFW loses one of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch No. 5 seed if it wins its remaining conference matches and IPFW losses one of its remaining conference matches.

IPFW (12-9, 4-6 MIVA) — Can clinch No. 4 seed and a home match for the MIVA Tournament quarterfinals if it wins its four remaining conference matches and Ball State losses one of its remaining conference matches. Can clinch No. 5 seed if it wins three of its remaining conference matches and Grand Canyon loses one of its remaining conference matches.

Quincy (9-17, 0-10 MIVA) — Will clinch No. 7 seed unless if wins its four remaining conference matches and IPFW losses all of its remaining conference matches.

Lindenwood (18-9, 4-6 MIVA) — Ineligible for postseason.


EIVA TOURNAMENT
The EIVA Tournament is a four-team tournament that begins April 25 with the two semifinal matches.

Penn State (17-6, 11-1 EIVA) — Can clinch No. 1 seed and out-right EIVA regular season title if it wins one of its remaining conference matches or a Harvard conference loss

Princeton (10-7, 8-3 EIVA) — Clinched postseason berth. Can clinch at least No. 3 seed by winning two of its three remaining EIVA matches. Can clinch No. 2 seed by winning its three remaining conference matches or by beating Harvard and sweeping George Mason.

George Mason (12-11, 8-3 EIVA) — Clinched postseason berth. Can clinch at least No. 3 seed by winning two of its three remaining EIVA matches. Can clinch No. 2 seed by winning its three remaining matches or by beating Harvard and Princeton.

Harvard (13-7, 6-3 EIVA) — Can clinch postseason berth winning one of its five remaining conference matches or a St. Francis and NJIT loss. Can clinch No. 1 seed if it wins its remaining conference matches and Penn State loses its two remaining conference matches. Can clinch at least No. 3 seed if it goes 4-1 in its remaining conference matches.

St. Francis (8-15, 5-7 EIVA) — Can clinch postseason berth if it wins two remaining conference matches and Harvard loses its five remaining conference matches.

NJIT (5-18, 2-7 EIVA) — Can clinch postseason berth if it wins its five remaining conference matches and Harvard loses its five remaining conference matches.

Sacred Heart (3-15, 1-8 EIVA) — Eliminated from postseason.

Rutgers-Newark (4-16, 0-9 EIVA) — Eliminated from postseason.

CONFERNECE CAROLINAS TOURNAMENT
The Conference Carolinas Tournament is a six-team tournament that begins Saturday with the two quarterfinal matches. The Conference Carolinas will get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament starting next year.

Mount Olive (21-5, 14-1 CC) — Clinched No.1 seed, Conference Carolonas regular season title and bye into the semifinals.

Pfeiffer (14-8, 12-3 CC) — Clinched No. 2 seed and bye into the semifinals.

Lees-McRae (16-11, 9-6 CC) — Can clinch No. 3 seed if it wins its remaining conference match or if Erskine loses its remaining conference match.

Erskine (13-14, 9-6 CC) — Can clinch No. 3 seed if it wins its remaining conference match and Lees-McRae loses its remaining conference match. Can clinch No. 4 seed if it wins its remaining conference match.

Limestone (13-13, 9-7 CC) — Can clinch No. 4 seed if Erskine loses its remaining conference match. Clinched at least No. 5 seed and postseason berth.

King (10-17, 5-10 CC) — Can clinch No. 6 seed and postseason berth if it wins remaining conference match or Belmont Abbey loses remaining conference match.

Belmont Abbey (10-19, 4-11 CC) — Can clinch No. 6 seed and postseason berth if it wins its remaining conference match and King loses its reamining conference match.

Coker (6-14, 4-11 CC) — Eliminated from postseason.

Barton (3-19, 2-13 CC) — Eliminated from postseason.