NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

Days away from the start of the postseason and the field is even tighter for a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament

Off the Block has crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament seeding.


Below is an excerpt from the NCAA handbook on the primary criteria the three-person volleyball selection committee will use determines the at-large team and seeding for the NCAA Tournament.

Automatic qualifiers will be determined by a method selected by each conference office. The remaining at-large team will be selected using the following criteria (in no priority order):
– Won-lost results;
– Head-to-head competition;
– Results versus non-conference opponents;
– Home and away results;
– Results against common opponents;
– Results against teams already qualified and other teams under consideration; and
– Eligibility and availability of student-athletes for NCAA championships.

The selection committee does not consider match results against NAIA teams. Only matches against NCAA teams factors into the criteria.

Some selection committees in the past have placed a greater emphasis on a certain categories. For instance, the 2010 committee said they placed a greater emphasis on head-to-head results and a team’s record against other teams being considered. However, there is no requirement that categories be weighed differently.

This season the selection committee will have the additional task of filling out a tournament field that expanded from four teams to six teams. The six-teams will include four conference automatic qualifiers and two at-large bids


The extra at-large bid and the tight conference races have also resulted in an more than usual amount of teams remaining under consideration for a spot in the tournament, according to the latest Off the Block projections.

Here’s how the at-large bids and tournament seeding races look right now using the selection committee criteria and giving equal weight to each category.

[Editor’s note: Teams projected to qualify or be under consideration are Loyola, BYU, Long Beach State, Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford, UC Irvine, Lewis, Ball State, IPFW, Penn State and Erskine. The amount of teams under consideration will continue to change as it gets closer to Selection Sunday on April 27.]

At-large bid (BYU vs. Long Beach State)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; Long Beach State 16-9. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Long Beach State 3-0. Edge: Long Beach State
Home record: BYU 11-0; Long Beach State 9-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; Long Beach State 6-6. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 17-3; Long Beach State 12-8. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; Long Beach State 6-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (BYU vs. UC Santa Barbara)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; UC Santa Barbara 15-8. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: BYU leads season series 1-0. Edge: BYU
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; UC Santa Barbara 1-0. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: BYU 11-0; UC Santa Barbara 10-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; UC Santa Barbara 5-6. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 17-4; UC Santa Barbara 15-7. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; UC Santa Barbara 4-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (BYU vs. Pepperdine)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; Pepperdine 16-6. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Pepperdine 0-0. Edge: Push
Home record: BYU 11-0; Pepperdine 9-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 17-3; Pepperdine 15-5. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; Pepperdine 4-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (BYU vs. UC Irvine)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; UC Irvine 16-9. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: BYU leads season series 2-0. Edge: BYU
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; UC Irvine 2-1. Edge: UC Irvine
Home record: BYU 11-0; UC Irvine 7-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 16-6; UC Irvine 15-7. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; UC Irvine 6-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (BYU vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; Stanford 18-7. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: BYU won season series 2-0. Edge: BYU
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Stanford
Home record: BYU 11-0; Stanford 12-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; Stanford 5-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 16-5; Stanford 17-5. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; Stanford 5-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (BYU vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; IPFW 18-6. Edge: Push
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; IPFW 11-1. Edge: IPFW
Home record: BYU 11-0; IPFW 11-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; IPFW 6-4. Edge: IPFW
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 3-2; IPFW 2-3. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; IPFW 1-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (BYU vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Push
Head-to-head competition: Lewis season series 1-0. Edge: Lewis
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Lewis 9-3. Edge: Lewis
Home record: BYU 11-0; Lewis11-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 6-1; Lewis 2-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; Lewis 5-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. UC Santa Barbara)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; UC Santa Barbara 15-8. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Head-to-head competition: UC Santa Barbara leads season series 2-0. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; UC Santa Barbara 1-0. Edge: Push
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; UC Santa Barbara 10-2. Edge: Long Beach State
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; UC Santa Barbara 5-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 13-7; UC Santa Barbara 13-8. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; UC Santa Barbara 4-5. Edge: Long Beach State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Long Beach State

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. Pepperdine)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; Pepperdine 16-6. Edge: Pepperdine
Head-to-head competition: Season series ties at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; Pepperdine 0-0. Edge: Long Beach State
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; Pepperdine 9-2. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 12-8; Pepperdine 15-5. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; Pepperdine 4-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Pepperdine

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. UC Irvine)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; UC Irvine 16-9. Edge: Push
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; UC Irvine 2-1. Edge: Long Beach State
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; UC Irvine 7-2. Edge: UC Irvine
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 12-8; UC Irvine 13-7. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; UC Irvine 6-5. Edge: Push
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UC Irvine

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; Stanford 18-7. Edge: Stanford
Head-to-head competition: Long Beach State won season series 2-0. Edge: Long Beach State
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Push
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; Stanford 5-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 11-9; Stanford 16-5. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; Stanford 5-5. Edge: Long Beach State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; IPFW 18-6. Edge: IPFW
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; IPFW 11-1. Edge: Long Beach State
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; IPFW 11-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; IPFW 6-4. Edge: IPFW
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 4-0; IPFW 3-1. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; IPFW 1-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; Lewis 9-3. Edge: Long Beach State
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; Lewis 11-3. Edge: Lewis
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 8-2; Lewis 3-3. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; Lewis 5-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (UC Santa Barbara vs. Pepperdine)
Won-lost results:
UC Santa Barbara 15-8; Pepperdine 16-6. Edge: Pepperdine
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; Pepperdine 0-0. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: UC Santa Barbara 10-2; Pepperdine 9-2. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 14-7; Pepperdine 15-5. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 4-5; Pepperdine 4-6. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Pepperdine

At-large bid (UC Santa Barbara vs. UC Irvine)
Won-lost results:
UC Santa Barbara 15-8; UC Irvine 16-9. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Head-to-head competition: UC Irvine won season series 2-0. Edge: UC Irvine
Non-conference record: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; UC Irvine 2-1. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: UC Santa Barbara 10-2; UC Irvine 7-2. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 15-6; UC Irvine 12-8. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 4-5; UC Irvine 6-5. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UC Santa Barbara

At-large bid (UC Santa Barbara vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
UC Santa Barbara 15-8; Stanford 18-7. Edge: Stanford
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Push
Home record: UC Santa Barbara 10-2; Stanford 12-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Stanford 5-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 14-7; Stanford 15-6. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 4-5; Stanford 5-5. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (UC Santa Barbara vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
UC Santa Barbara 15-8; IPFW 18-6. Edge: IPFW
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; IPFW 11-1. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: UC Santa Barbara 10-2; IPFW 11-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; IPFW 6-4. Edge: IPFW
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; IPFW 1-0. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 4-5; IPFW 1-6. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: IPFW

At-large bid (UC Santa Barbara vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
UC Santa Barbara 15-8; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; Lewis 9-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: UC Santa Barbara 10-2; Lewis 11-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 3-4; Lewis 1-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 4-5; Lewis 5-6. Edge: Lewis
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 16-6; UC Irvine 16-9. Edge: Pepperdine
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Pepperdine 0-0; UC Irvine 2-1. Edge: UC Irvine
Home record: Pepperdine 9-2; UC Irvine 7-2. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 15-5; UC Irvine 13-7 Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; UC Irvine 6-5. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Pepperdine

At-large bid (Pepperdine vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 16-6; Stanford 18-7. Edge: Pepperdine
Head-to-head competition: Stanford leads season series 2-0. Edge: Stanford
Non-conference record: Pepperdine 0-0; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Stanford
Home record: Pepperdine 8-2; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; Stanford 5-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 16-4; Stanford 13-7. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; Stanford 5-5. Edge: Pepperdine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Pepperdine

At-large bid (Pepperdine vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 16-6; IPFW 18-6. Edge: IPFW
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Pepperdine 0-0; IPFW 11-1. Edge: IPFW
Home record: Pepperdine 9-2; IPFW 11-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; IPFW 6-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 2-0; IPFW 1-0. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; IPFW 1-6. Edge: Pepperdine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (Pepperdine vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 16-6; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Pepperdine 0-0; Lewis 9-3. Edge: Lewis
Home record: Pepperdine 9-2; Lewis 11-3. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 4-3; Lewis 2-2. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; Lewis 5-6. Edge: Lewis
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Lewis

At-large bid (UC Irvine vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
UC Irvine 16-9; Stanford 18-7. Edge: Stanford
Head-to-head competition: Stanford leads season series 1-0. Edge: Stanford
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 2-1; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Stanford
Home record: UC Irvine 7-2; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: UC Irvine 9-7; Stanford 5-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 13-8; Stanford 16-7. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-5; Stanford 5-5. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (UC Irvine vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
UC Irvine 16-9; IPFW 18-6. Edge: IPFW
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 2-1; IPFW 11-1. Edge: IPFW
Home record: UC Irvine 7-2; IPFW 11-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: UC Irvine 9-7; IPFW 6-4. Edge: IPFW
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 4-1; IPFW 2-5. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-5; IPFW 1-6. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: IPFW

At-large bid (UC Irvine vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
UC Irvine 16-9; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: UC Irvine won season series 1-0. Edge: UC Irvine
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 2-1; Lewis 9-3. Edge: Lewis
Home record: UC Irvine 7-2; Lewis 11-3. Edge: UC Irvine
Road record: UC Irvine 9-7; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 2-4; Lewis 4-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-5; Lewis 5-6. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Lewis

At-large bid (Stanford vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
Stanford 18-7; IPFW 18-6. Edge: IPFW
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Stanford 3-0; IPFW 11-1. Edge: Stanford
Home record: Stanford 12-3; IPFW 11-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: Stanford 5-4; IPFW 6-5. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: Stanford 4-0; IPFW 4-1. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Stanford 5-5; IPFW 1-6. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (Stanford vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
Stanford 18-7; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: Stanford won season series 1-0. Edge: Stanford
Non-conference record: Stanford 3-0; Lewis 9-3. Edge: Stanford
Home record: Stanford 12-3; Lewis 11-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: Stanford 5-4; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Stanford 4-2; Lewis 2-1. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Stanford 5-5; Lewis 5-6. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (IPFW vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
IPFW 18-6; Lewis 18-6. Edge: Push
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: IPFW 11-1; Lewis 9-3. Edge: IPFW
Home record: IPFW 11-2; Lewis 11-3. Edge: IPFW
Road record: IPFW 6-4; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Lewis 12-3; IPFW 10-5. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: IPFW 1-6; Lewis 5-6. Edge: Lewis
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Lewis

At-large bid (BYU vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; Ball State 19-7. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Ball State
Home record: BYU 11-0; Ball State 11-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 2-2; Ball State 0-5. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; Ball State 2-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 16-9; Ball State 19-7. Edge: Ball State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play each other. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Long Beach State 3-0; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Long Beach State
Home record: Long Beach State 9-3; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Ball State
Road record: Long Beach State 6-6; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 4-1; Ball State 3-2. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; Ball State 2-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (UC Santa Barbara vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
UC Santa Barbara 15-8; Ball State 19-7. Edge: Ball State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: UC Santa Barbara 1-0; Ball State 11-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: UC Santa Barbara 10-2; Ball State 11-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 0-2; Ball State 0-1. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 4-5; Ball State 2-6. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: UC Santa Barbara

At-large bid (Pepperdine vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 16-6; Ball State 19-7. Edge: Ball State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Pepperdine 0-0; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Ball State
Home record: Pepperdine 9-2; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 1-1; Ball State 0-1. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; Ball State 2-6. Edge: Pepperdine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (UC Irvine; Ball State)
Won-lost results:
UC Irvine 16-9; Ball State 19-7. Edge: Ball State
Head-to-head competition: UC Irvine won season series 1-0. Edge: UC Irvine
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 2-1; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Ball State
Home record: UC Irvine 7-2; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Ball State
Road record: UC Irvine 9-7; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 1-1; Ball State 0-4. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-5; Ball State 2-6. Edge: UC Irvine
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Ball State

At-large bid (Stanford vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
Stanford 18-7; Ball State 19-7. Edge: Ball State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Stanford 3-0; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Stanford
Home record: Stanford 12-3; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: Stanford 5-4; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: Stanford 3-0; Ball State 2-3. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Stanford 5-5; Ball State 2-6. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (IPFW vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
IPFW 18-6; Ball State 19-7. Edge: IPFW
Head-to-head competition: Ball State leads season series 2-0. Edge: Ball State
Non-conference record: IPFW 11-1; Ball State 11-3. Edge: IPFW
Home record: IPFW 11-2; Ball State 11-3. Edge: IPFW
Road record: IPFW 6-4; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: IPFW 17-4; Ball State 15-6. Edge: IPFW
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: IPFW 1-6; Ball State 2-6. Edge: Ball State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: IPFW

At-large bid (Lewis vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
Lewis 18-6; Ball State 19-7. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: Lewis leads season series 2-0. Edge: Lewis
Non-conference record: Lewis 9-3; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Ball State
Home record: Lewis 11-3; Ball State 11-3. Edge: Push
Road record: Lewis 7-3; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Lewis 13-5; Ball State 13-5. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Lewis 5-6; Ball State 2-6. Edge: Lewis
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Lewis

POTENTIAL NCAA TOURNAMENT SEEDING BATTLES

Seeding match-up (Loyola vs. Penn State)
Won-lost results:
Loyola 23-1; Penn State 19-6. Edge: Loyola
Head-to-head competition: Loyola won season series 1-0. Edge: Loyola
Non-conference record: Loyola 10-1; Penn State 9-5. Edge: Loyola
Home record: Loyola 14-1; Penn State 13-0. Edge: Penn State
Road record: Loyola 9-0; Penn State 4-5. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: Loyola 13-0; Penn State 14-1. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Loyola 10-0; Penn State 3-2. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Loyola

Seeding match-up (Loyola vs. BYU)
Won-lost results:
Loyola 23-1; BYU 18-6. Edge: Loyola
Head-to-head competition: Loyola won season series 1-0. Edge: Loyola
Non-conference record: Loyola 10-1; BYU 0-2. Edge: Loyola
Home record: Loyola 14-1; BYU 11-0. Edge: BYU
Road record: Loyola 9-0; BYU 7-6. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: Loyola 3-1; BYU 4-1. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Loyola 10-0; BYU 7-4. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Loyola

Seeding match-up (Loyola vs. Pepperdine)
Won-lost results:
Loyola 23-1; Pepperdine 16-6. Edge: Loyola
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Loyola 10-1; Pepperdine 0-0. Edge: Loyola
Home record: Loyola 14-1; Pepperdine 9-2. Edge: Loyola
Road record: Loyola 9-0; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: Loyola 2-1; Pepperdine 4-2. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Loyola 10-0; Pepperdine 4-6. Edge: Loyola
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Loyola

Seeding match-up (BYU vs. Penn State)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-6; Penn State 19-6. Edge: Penn State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Penn State 9-5. Edge: Penn State
Home record: BYU 11-0; Penn State 13-0. Edge: Push
Road record: BYU 7-6; Penn State 4-5. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 4-5; Penn State 2-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-4; Penn State 4-2. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: BYU

Seeding match-up (Penn State vs. Pepperdine)
Won-lost results:
Penn State 19-6; Pepperdine 16-6. Edge: Penn State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Penn State 9-5; Pepperdine 0-0. Edge: Penn State
Home record: Penn State 13-0; Pepperdine 9-2. Edge: Penn State
Road record: Penn State 4-5; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Penn State 1-3; Pepperdine 5-1. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Penn State 4-2; Pepperdine 4-6. Edge: Penn State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Penn State

Seeding match-up (Penn State vs. Erskine)
Won-lost results:
Penn State 19-6; Erskine 16-6. Edge: Penn State
Head-to-head competition: Penn State won season series 1-0. Edge: Penn State
Non-conference record: Penn State 9-5; Erskine 4-4. Edge: Penn State
Home record: Penn State 13-0; Erskine 7-2. Edge: Penn State
Road record: Penn State 4-5; Erskine 8-4. Edge: Erskine
Record vs. common opponents: Penn State 8-1; Erskine 4-5. Edge: Penn State
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Penn State 4-2; Erskine 0-3. Edge: Penn State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Penn State