With the year coming to a close, there is plenty that people will remember about college men’s volleyball in 2013.
From the high points of NCAA Tournament expansion and national champions being crowned to the low points of a university ending its men’s volleyball program, there were tons newsworthy items during the year. In addition, it was a memorable year for Off the Block as the website picked up its first national award for volleyball coverage and set a personal record for most online page views in a single-year.
Check out what were the most viewed stories on Off the Block from 2013.
TOP 10 MOST READ STORIES OF 2013
1. NCAA Tourney to have 2 play-in matches starting in 2014
2. The 2013 Blockys: Honoring the best and oddest in college volleyball
3. 2014 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American Teams released
4. Ball State may have case to get at-large bid to NCAA Tournament
5. UCLA ties record with 8 recruits making new Fab 50 list
6. NCAA Tournament semifinal men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight
7. Seven college recruits selected to initial roster for U.S. Youth National Team
8. Conference tournament men’s volleyball matches to follow tonight
9. Pacific AD proposes to eliminate men’s volleyball team
10. AVCA releases 2013 high school boys’ volleyball All-American Team
TOP 5 MOST WATCHED VIDEOS OF 2013
1. Reaction, analysis to men’s volleyball Selection Sunday
2. Ball State upsets No. 6 Lewis to extend winning streak
3. Reaction, analysis to Pacific eliminating its men’s volleyball team
T-4. Reaction, analysis to UC Irvine winning NCAA championship
T-4. Reaction, analysis to NCAA Tournament expansion
TOP 5 COUNTRIES TO VISIT OFF THE BLOCK IN 2013
People from around the world in more than 100 nations visited Off the Block during the year. Below are the five countries that had the most page views to Off the Block.
1. United States
2. Puerto Rico
5. United Kingdom
TOP 5 REFERRERS TO OFF THE BLOCK IN 2013
Below are the five websites that directed the most traffic to Off the Block during the year as a result of Off the Block story links being posted on their website.