NCAA Tournament Projections: Team comparisons using selection committee criteria

The postseason is here, but there is still a lot left to be decided in the race for the at-large bids and seeding for 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 18-8; Long Beach State 18-9. 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 10-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-8; Long Beach State 7-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 17-5; Long Beach State 14-8. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-5; 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 18-8; UC Santa Barbara 17-8. Edge: BYU
Head-to-head competition: Season series tied at 1-1. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; UC Santa Barbara 1-0. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Home record: BYU 11-0; UC Santa Barbara 12-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-6; UC Santa Barbara 5-6. Edge: BYU
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 17-5; UC Santa Barbara 16-7. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-5; UC Santa Barbara 5-5. 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 18-8; Pepperdine 18-6. Edge: Pepperdine
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 11-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-8; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 17-5; Pepperdine 17-5. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-5; Pepperdine 4-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (BYU vs. UC Irvine)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-8; UC Irvine 17-10. 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 9-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-8; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 16-8; UC Irvine 16-8. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-5; UC Irvine 6-6. 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 18-8; Stanford 20-7. Edge: Stanford
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 7-8; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 16-7; Stanford 19-5. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-5; Stanford 6-5. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Stanford

At-large bid (BYU vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
BYU 18-8; IPFW 20-6. Edge: IPFW
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 13-2. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-8; 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 7-5; 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 18-8; Lewis 20-6. Edge: Lewis
Head-to-head competition: Lewis won season series 1-0. Edge: Lewis
Non-conference record: BYU 0-2; Lewis 9-3. Edge: Lewis
Home record: BYU 11-0; Lewis 13-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-8; 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 7-5; Lewis 5-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Lewis

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. UC Santa Barbara)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 18-9; UC Santa Barbara 17-8. 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 10-3; UC Santa Barbara 12-2. Edge: Long Beach State
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; UC Santa Barbara 5-6. Edge: Long Beach State
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 15-7; UC Santa Barbara 15-8. 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 18-9; Pepperdine 18-6. 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 10-3; Pepperdine 11-2. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 14-8; Pepperdine 17-5. 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 18-9; UC Irvine 17-10. Edge: Long Beach State
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 10-3; UC Irvine 8-3. Edge: Long Beach State
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: UC Irvine
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 14-8; UC Irvine 14-8. Edge: Push
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: Long Beach State

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 18-9; Stanford 20-7. 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 10-3; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: Long Beach State 13-9; Stanford 18-5. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Long Beach State 6-5; Stanford 6-5. Edge: Push
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 18-9; IPFW 20-6. 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 10-3; IPFW 13-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; 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 18-9; Lewis 20-6. 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 10-3; Lewis 13-3. Edge: Lewis
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; 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 17-8; Pepperdine 18-6. 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 12-2; Pepperdine 11-2. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 16-7; Pepperdine 17-5. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 5-5; 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 17-8; UC Irvine 17-10. 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 12-2; UC Irvine 8-3. 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 17-6; UC Irvine 13-9. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 5-5; UC Irvine 6-6. Edge: Push
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 17-8; Stanford 20-7. 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 12-2; Stanford 12-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 16-7; Stanford 17-6. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 5-5; Stanford 6-5. 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 17-8; IPFW 20-6. 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 12-2; IPFW 13-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; IPFW 6-4. Edge: IPFW
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 2-0; IPFW 1-0. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 5-5; 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 17-8; Lewis 20-6. 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 12-2; Lewis 13-3. Edge: UC Santa Barbara
Road record: UC Santa Barbara 5-6; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: UC Santa Barbara 4-4; Lewis 2-2. Edge: Push
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Santa Barbara 5-5; Lewis 5-6. 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. UC Irvine)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 18-6; UC Irvine 17-10. 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 11-2; UC Irvine 8-3. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; UC Irvine 9-7. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 17-5; UC Irvine 14-8 Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; UC Irvine 6-6. 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 18-6; Stanford 20-7. 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 11-2; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Pepperdine
Road record: Pepperdine 7-4; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Push
Record vs. common opponents: Pepperdine 18-4; Stanford 15-7. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Pepperdine 4-6; Stanford 6-5. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (Pepperdine vs. IPFW)
Won-lost results:
Pepperdine 18-6; IPFW 20-6. 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 11-2; IPFW 13-2. 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 18-6; Lewis 20-6. 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 11-2; Lewis 13-3. 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 17-10; Stanford 20-7. Edge: Stanford
Head-to-head competition: Stanford leads season series 2-0. Edge: Stanford
Non-conference record: UC Irvine 2-1; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Stanford
Home record: UC Irvine 8-3; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Stanford
Road record: UC Irvine 9-7; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 14-8; Stanford 17-7. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-5; Stanford 6-5. 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 17-10; IPFW 20-6. 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 8-3; IPFW 13-2. 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 6-6; 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 17-10; Lewis 20-6. 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 8-3; Lewis 13-3. Edge: Lewis
Road record: UC Irvine 9-7; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: UC Irvine 2-5; Lewis 4-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: UC Irvine 6-6; 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 20-7; IPFW 20-6. 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 13-2. Edge: IPFW
Road record: Stanford 7-4; 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 20-7; Lewis 20-6. 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 13-3. Edge: Lewis
Road record: Stanford 7-4; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Stanford 5-2; Lewis 4-1. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Stanford 6-5; Lewis 5-6. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Lewis

At-large bid (IPFW vs. Lewis)
Won-lost results:
IPFW 20-6; Lewis 20-6. 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 13-2; Lewis 13-3. Edge: IPFW
Road record: IPFW 6-4; Lewis 7-3. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Lewis 14-3; IPFW 12-5. 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 18-8; Ball State 21-7. Edge: Ball State
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 13-3. Edge: BYU
Road record: BYU 7-8; 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 7-5; Ball State 2-6. Edge: BYU
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (Long Beach State vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
Long Beach State 18-9; Ball State 21-7. 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 10-3; Ball State 1-3. Edge: Ball State
Road record: Long Beach State 7-6; 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 17-8; Ball State 21-7. 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 12-2; Ball State 13-3. 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 5-5; 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 18-6; Ball State 21-7. 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 11-2; Ball State 13-3. 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 17-10; Ball State 21-7. 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 8-3; Ball State 13-3. 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 6-6; 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 20-7; Ball State 21-7. 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 13-3. Edge: Ball State
Road record: Stanford 7-4; 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 6-5; Ball State 2-6. Edge: Stanford
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

At-large bid (IPFW vs. Ball State)
Won-lost results:
IPFW 20-6; Ball State 21-7. 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 13-2; Ball State 13-3. Edge: IPFW
Road record: IPFW 6-4; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Ball State
Record vs. common opponents: IPFW 19-4; Ball State 16-6. 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 20-6; Ball State 21-7. 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 13-3; Ball State 13-3. Edge: Push
Road record: Lewis 7-3; Ball State 8-4. Edge: Lewis
Record vs. common opponents: Lewis 15-5; Ball State 15-5. 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 24-1; Penn State 20-6. 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 10-0; Penn State 5-5. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: Loyola 14-0; Penn State 15-1. 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 24-1; BYU 18-8. 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 10-0; BYU 7-8. 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 7-5. 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 24-1; Pepperdine 18-6. 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 11-2. Edge: Loyola
Road record: Loyola 10-0; 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 (Loyola vs. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
Loyola 24-1; Stanford 20-7. Edge: Loyola
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Loyola 10-1; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Stanford
Home record: Loyola 14-1; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Loyola
Road record: Loyola 10-0; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. common opponents: Loyola 6-1; Stanford 6-2. Edge: Loyola
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Loyola 10-0; Stanford 6-5. 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 18-8; Penn State 20-6. 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 7-8; Penn State 5-5. Edge: Penn State
Record vs. common opponents: BYU 4-6; Penn State 2-4. Edge: BYU
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: BYU 7-5; Penn State 4-2. 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. Pepperdine)
Won-lost results:
Penn State 20-6; Pepperdine 18-6. 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 11-2. Edge: Penn State
Road record: Penn State 5-5; Pepperdine 7-4. Edge: Pepperdine
Record vs. common opponents: Penn State 1-3; Pepperdine 7-1. 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. Stanford)
Won-lost results:
Penn State 20-6; Stanford 20-7. Edge: Penn State
Head-to-head competition: Did not play this season. Edge: Push
Non-conference record: Penn State 9-5; Stanford 3-0. Edge: Stanford
Home record: Penn State 13-0; Stanford 12-3. Edge: Penn State
Road record: Penn State 5-5; Stanford 7-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. common opponents: Penn State 2-3; Stanford 4-4. Edge: Stanford
Record vs. teams qualified or under consideration: Penn State 4-2; Stanford 6-5. Edge: Penn State
Eligibility and availability of athletes: Neither teams with serious injuries. Edge: Push
OVERALL EDGE: Push

Seeding match-up (Penn State vs. Erskine)
Won-lost results:
Penn State 20-6; Erskine 19-6. 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 5-4. Edge: Penn State
Home record: Penn State 13-0; Erskine 8-2. Edge: Penn State
Road record: Penn State 5-5; 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