Top viewed stories, videos on Off the Block in 2017

Whelp, 2017 was absolutely crazy — even in college men’s volleyball.

This year had everything from Ohio State winning a national championship on its home court to unprecedented conference realignment and NCAA Tournament expansion. It also was another record-setting year for Off the Block as the college men’s volleyball website had more than 600,00 page views and surpassed 2 million all-time views

Relive the year that was and check the most viewed stories and videos on Off the Block from 2017.

Editor’s pick

Below are some of Off the Block’s most newsworthy and interesting stories of 2017.
1. NCAA Tournament expands to seven teams
2. Buck Yeah: Ohio State sweeps BYU for back-to-back NCAA titles
3. UC Irvine ends Ohio State historic winning streak
4. Johnson, Szerszen blast Ohio State past Ball State in record setting win

5. Urbana adds Division II men’s volleyball program
6. Daemen College partners with MotorMVB, starts Division II men’s volleyball team
7. Cal Baptist eliminates men’s volleyball team
8. Pfeiffer eliminates men’s volleyball program in midst of Division III transition
9. Volleyball community, we need your help
10. Cheers to the women of college men’s volleyball
BONUS STORIES
Random things we learned during NCAA Tournament media day
Alternative data: Standings if NCAA used FIVB point system

Most viewed Off the Block stories of 2017

1. Best of State: Top current NCAA men’s volleyball player from every state
2. The Map: Hometowns of every current U.S. college men’s volleyball player
3. 10 teams to travel to Nashville for inaugural Grow the Game Challenge
4. Conference tournament quarterfinals preview
5. Preview of matches to follow tonight (Jan. 5, 2017)
6. 2017 Season Preview: Every team in a sentence or two
7. Conference tournament semifinals preview
8. Preview of matches to follow tonight (Feb. 11, 2017)
9. Preview of matches to follow tonight (Jan. 12, 2017)
10. Off the Block, Springbak, Inc. announce 2017 Freshmen All-American Team

Most viewed Off the Block videos of 2017

1. Off the Block’s Facebook Live broadcast: No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 13 Penn State
2. USC’s Yoder critical of team effort to import serving, passing
3. Hawai’i rallies on road for preseason win vs. Pepperdine
4. Early 2018 season preview for new men’s volleyball conference Big West
5. ‘Unreal’ Martion spearheads No. 7/7 UCLA past No. 5/5 Lewis

Countries that visited Off the Block the most in 2017

People in 150 countries went to the Off the Block website in 2017. Below are the 10 nations that generated the most page views and web traffic to Off the Block.
1. United States
2. Puerto Rico
3. Netherlands
4. Canada
5. Albania
6. United Kingdom
7. India
8. Australia
9. Philippines
10. Italy

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