Bracketology: Who still has chance for at-large bids to NCAA Tournament

Every match matters when it comes to the college men’s volleyball bracketology — even if Selection Sunday is about two months away.

Off the Block throughout February and March will release weekly bracketology updates of what teams still have a chance at the two at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Teams each week will be placed into four categories based on real-time match results — in contention, still kind of in contention, fringe of contention and out of contention.

For these calculations and category placements, Off the Block used a variety of factors including a team’s overall record, projected conference RPI and historical win-loss data of at-large teams in recent years. In addition, the calculations do not use projected results of future matches.

Check out what college men’s volleyball teams still have a chance at earning an at-large bid.

IN CONTENTION
Four or more losses from dropping out of at-large bid contention.
Ball State
BYU
Hawai’i
Lewis
Long Beach State
Loyola
Ohio State
Stanford

STILL KIND OF IN CONTENTION
Three losses from dropping out of at-large bid contention.
Coker
Grand Canyon
King
Pepperdine
Sacred Heart
UC Irvine

FRINGE OF CONTENTION
One or two losses from dropping out of at-large bid contention.
Barton
CSUN
Mount Olive
Harvard
Limestone
UCLA

OUT OF CONTENTION
Out of at-large bid contention and needs to win conference tournament to make NCAA Tournament.
Alderson Broaddus
Belmont Abbey
Cal Baptist
Charleston
Concordia-Irvine
Emmanuel
Erskine
Fort Wayne
George Mason
Lees-McRae
Lincoln Memorial
Lindenwood
McKendree
NJIT
North Greenville
Penn State
Princeton
Pfeiffer
Quincy
St. Francis
UC Santa Barbara
UC San Diego
USC