Quick-hit Breakdown: Conference realignment in college men’s volleyball 

There was unprecedented conference realignment in college men’s volleyball during the offseason.

Check out all the conference realignment changes with the addition of the Big West and how each NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball conference compares to last year.Big West

2018 2017
CSUN
Hawai’i
Long Beach State
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara

NOTES: CSUN, Hawai’i, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara as Big West schools departed the MPSF with the Big West adding men’s volleyball. In addition, UC San Diego left the MPSF and joined the Big West as an affiliated member for men’s volleyball.

CONFCAROLINAS

2018 2017
Barton Barton
Belmont Abbey Belmont Abbey
Emmanuel Emmanuel
Erskine Erskine
King King
Lees-McRae Lees-McRae
Limestone Limestone
Mount Olive Mount Olive
North Greenville North Greenville
Pfeiffer

NOTES: Pfeiffer in the midst of a transitioning from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division III status opted to disband its men’s volleyball program.

EIVA

2018 2017
Charleston Charleston
George Mason George Mason
Harvard Harvard
NJIT NJIT
Penn State Penn State
Princeton Princeton
Sacred Heart Sacred Heart
St. Francis St. Francis

NOTES: The EIVA is the only conference that did not have an realignment changes from last season.

Independent teams

2018 2017
Alderson Broaddus Alderson Broaddus
Coker Concordia-Irvine
Lincoln Memorial Coker
Queens Lincoln Memorial

NOTES: Concordia-Irvine became a member of the MPSF. In addition, Queens will compete as an independent during its inaugural season.

MIVA

2018 2017
Ball State Ball State
Fort Wayne Fort Wayne
Lewis Grand Canyon
Lindenwood Lewis
Loyola Lindenwood
McKendree Loyola
Ohio State McKendree
Quincy Ohio State
Quincy

NOTES: Grand Canyon departed the MIVA to join the MPSF.

MPSF

2018 2017
BYU BYU
Concordia-Irvine Cal Baptist
Grand Canyon CSUN
Pepperdine Hawai’i
Stanford Long Beach State
UCLA Pepperdine
USC Stanford
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UCLA
USC

NOTES: The MPSF added Grand Canyon from the MIVA and Concordia-Irvine that competed last season as an independent. CSUN, Hawai’i, Long Beach State, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara as Big West schools departed the MPSF with the Big West adding men’s volleyball. In addition, UC San Diego joined the Big West as an affiliated member for men’s volleyball. Cal Baptist opted to disband its men’s volleyball program during the offseason.