Inside the Metrics: Statistical preview to Stanford vs. UCLA

[Editor’s note: Off the Block is partnering with VolleyMetrics this season to provide the volleyball community with an in-depth analysis at the stats and in-match metrics for college men’s volleyball. The following analysis is from VolleyMetrics.]

No. 4/4 UCLA will play host to No 3/2 Stanford in a critical late-season conference match today.

Stanford enters this match tied for first place in the MPSF and can earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MPSF Tournament if it wins its two remaining matches. UCLA is attempting to get a rebound victory after losing two home matches against No. 1/1 BYU during the weekend to drop into third place in the conference. The graphic below is how the two teams compare to each other.


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Stanford has a slight edge in passing, attacking, and blocking, while UCLA has a more significant serving advantage. Both teams are roughly the same when it comes to digging. When head-to-head ratings were compared, Stanford received a greater boost to predicted win percentage.

One Reply to “Inside the Metrics: Statistical preview to Stanford vs. UCLA”

  1. Shows you how valid metrics is… wheres the measurements on heart and competitiveness? How bout metrics on individual matchups and home court advantage… pretty much meaningless without that stuff included…

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