Selection Sunday Bracketology: Off the Block’s NCAA Tournament projections

It’s Selection Sunday and all that remains is one more bracketology projection before the NCAA Tournament bracket is unveiled.

Off the Block each week throughout the rest of the regular season and during the postseason has released its latest detailed projections to the NCAA Tournament.

The men’s volleyball Division I-II NCAA Tournament is comprised of seven teams. Automatic bids are awarded to the winners of the Big West, ConfCarolinas, EIVA, MIVA and MPSF conference tournaments, and the NCAA men’s volleyball committee selects two teams for at-large bids.

The three-person selection committee meets following all of the conference tournaments to decide the at-large teams and the tournament seeding. The field for the NCAA Tournament is scheduled to be released Sunday.

The NCAA Tournament will begin with a play-in match and then two first-round matches. The top-two seeds will receive byes to the semifinals and will play the winners from the first round.

Off the Block is in its ninth season of providing college men’s volleyball bracketology.

PROJECTED NCAA TOURNAMENT FIELD


FIRST-FOUR TEAMS OUT
USC (18-10)
UC Santa Barbara (18-10)
UCLA (19-9)
Loyola (21-7)